RGM-84A Harpoon

Operator: Bahrain Egypt Israel Saudi Arabia Turkey United Arab Emirates
Status: In Service In Service In Service In Service In Service In Service
Number: 8 110 281 162 363 24
Cost: $40 million in 1984 for first 16 missiles.
Acquired: 1997 – 1998 1984 – 2002 1980 – 2002 1980 – 1983 1978 – 2002 1998 – 2005
General Specs:
Country of origin: United States
Manufacturer: McDonnell Douglas (Now Boeing)
Introduced: 1977
Range: 80.78 miles (130 km)
Warhead: Single warhead: 489.43 lbs (222 kg) HE blast penetration
Speed: Mach 0.85
Weight: 1503.55 lbs (682 kg)
Length: 14.44 ft (4.64 m)
Diameter: 1.11 ft (34 cm)
Wingspan: 36 inches (91.4 cm)
Propellant: Launch: Solid-fueled rocket booster in an A/B44G-2 or -3 booster section
Cruise: Teledyne/CAE J402-CA-400 turbojet
Guidance System: Active radar homing to detect and track enemy vessels; inertial navigation used until missile reaches target area.
Accuracy: Over 90% success rate
Launch Platform: Surface launched (Ship or land-based) using the Mk 140 or 141 launch canister
Oliver Hazard Perry class Descubierta class Sa’ar 5 class Badr class Oliver Hazard Perry class Abu-Dhabi class
Oliver Hazard Perry class Sa’ar 4.5 class Al-Siddiq class Dogan class
Knox class Barbaros class
Yavuz class
Yildiz class
Knox class
Kilic class
Misc: *Some missiles may have been upgraded or were not designated as an improved variant when ordered/delivered.

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