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India Navy's Class 209 subs to get Harpoon missiles

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  1. bloo

    bloo SENIOR MEMBER

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    India Navy's Class 209 subs to get Harpoon missiles
    By SP's Special Correspondent
    Photo Credit : US Navy

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    July 07, 2014:
    After its P-8Is and Jaguars, India's HDW Class 209 Shishumar-class submarines could soon be armed with US-made Harpoon Block II anti-ship missiles. The Pentagon has been notified of an impending $200-million deal to supply 12 UGM-84L Harpoon torpedo tube launched missiles to the Indian Navy. The total requirement, according to the Pengaton, is for 12 UGM-84L Harpoon Block II Encapsulated Missiles, 10 UTM-84L Harpoon Encapsulated Training missiles, 2 Encapsulated Harpoon certification training vehicles, containers, spare and repair parts, support and test equipment, personnel training and training equipment, publications and technical data, U.S. Government and contractor engineering and logistics support services, and other related elements of logistics support. The notification by the Defence Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) says, "This Harpoon missile system will be employed on the Indian Navy’s Shishumar class submarine (Type-209) and will provide enhanced capabilities in defense of critical sea lines of communication. India has already purchased Harpoon missiles for integration on Indian Air Force Jaguar aircraft and Indian Navy P-8I maritime patrol aircraft.

    India Navy s Class 209 subs to get Harpoon missiles - SP's Naval Forces
     
  2. Asena_Y

    Asena_Y FULL MEMBER

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    I thought IN already had that capability. The question is, Is this capability will be given to Type209-1400 or to lower variants if IN posses any.
     
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    Friei Indien BANNED

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    so whats so special about harpoons?
     
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    India operates 4 Type209-1500 only .
     
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    GURU DUTT ELITE MEMBER

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    so 16.6 million dollars for a single missile.. or is it ?
     
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    sudhir007 SENIOR MEMBER

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    price is too high. I dnt understand why they purchase Harpoon missile for U-boat they already 30-35 yr old and will be decommission in next 5-10yr
     
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    aiyaaaaa that can't be right O.O
    defiantly getting fleeced.