Boeing gets $81m US contract to supply 22 harpoon missile systems to India


The Unites States department of defence awarded Bowing a 81 million dollar contract for the supply of 22 Harpoon missile systems to India.

A US defense department release said the weapon manufacturer is being given $81,271,024 (Rs 542 crore approximately) for firm-fixed-price modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract meant for the procurement of 22 Lot 89 Harpoon missiles and associated containers and components for India under the Foreign Military Sales programme.

The missiles will be manufactured at several places in the United States, with the majority of them being in St Charles, Missouri. Some manufacturing process will also be done in the United Kingdom.

The missiles are expected to be ready in June 2018.

India requested the US government in 2014 for the Harpoon missiles to equip its Shishumar class submarines. The request was made under Foreign Military Sale.

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