UGM-84L Harpoon II

Operator: Egypt
Status: On Order
Number: 20
Cost: $143 million
Acquired: Approved May 2016
General Specs:
Country of origin: United States
Manufacturer: Boeing Defence, Space & Security
Introduced: First delivered to U.S. Navy in 2001
Range: 77.05 miles (124 km)
Warhead: Penetration, high-explosive blast; 500-pound (226.80 kg)
Speed: High subsonic speed
Weight: 1,523 lbs (690.8 kg)
Length: 15.18 ft (4.68 m)
Diameter: 1.125 ft (34.29 cm)
Wingspan: 2.95 ft (0.9 m)
Propellant: Teledyne Turbojet/solid propellant booster
Guidance System: SLAM guidance computer. GPS-aided inertial navigation system (INS) to strike targets on land and ships stationed in port; allows the missile to be used against land targets with known positions
Accuracy: Over 90% success rate
Launch Platform: Submarine-launched from a 533 mm torpedo tube; the missile floats to the surface in a special cannister. At the surface, the a sensor initiates the release of the capsule nose and tail sections, followed by the ignition of the missile boost motor. The missile exits the capsule as the wings and fins unfold and it is propelled into its flight.
Type 209 (Egypt)
Misc: It uses a software package, mission computer, integrated GPS/INS, and GPS antenna and receiver from the AGM-84H SLAM-ER (Standoff Land Attack Missile Expanded Response).
Land attack capability of the surfaced-launched RGM-84L missiles sold to Egypt in 2009 were removed before delivery following Israeli pressure — unclear if the same applies to new UGM-84Ls.
Also known as the Harpoon Block II.


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