The Trump Administration sell Harpoon Block II air-launched missiles and lightweight torpedoes worth of $155 million to India. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency shared two separate notification to Congress in which it said that “The cost of 10 AGM-84L Harpoon Block II air-launched missiles is estimated to $92 million, whereas the estimated cost of 16 MK 54 All Up Round Lightweight Torpedoes and three MK 54 Exercise Torpedoes is of $63 million.
This separate notification was prepared by US State Department recently on the request of the Indian Government for these two military hardware.
The Harpoon Block II air missile system will be co-ordinated into the P-8I aircraft to used for anti-surface war missions which defense at sea lanes and improve interoperability with the United States and other allied forces according to Defense Security Cooperation Agency.
The manufacturing of Harpoon missile will be done by Boeing while the torpedo would be supplied by Raytheon written in the notification.
This sale of Harpoon missile and lightweight torpedoes will improve the India’s efficiency to match the present and future danger from enemy weapon systems. The MK 54 Lightweight Torpedo will conduct anti-submarine war missions.
India will use these missiles to increase its ability to face threats and make its homeland defense strong. The organization also said that the proposed sale will not “alter the basic military balance in the region.
This sale of the missile will encourage the US-Indian strategic relationship and also support the foreign and national security of the United States by helping to strengthen and to improve the policy of a major defensive partner.