It is not Missile vs Missile here so this logic of one missile cancelling out other is total nonsense. These missiles will be used against ship and Harpoon is one the top tier missiles which has evolved several folds over time. As for cruise missiles it is always a tradeoff between speed and maneuverability. Subsonic missiles are in class of their own which is why no military has parted ways with them. It is pertinent to mention that supersonic missiles have been out there since 1980s and are not a latest addition but subsonic missiles were given preference. Something to ponder.
And the loot continues....
Statement from a StateDept official about the approval of today's sale to #Taiwan of up to 100 Harpoon Coastal Defense Systems and related equipment for an estimated cost of $2.37 billion.
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