State Department OKs Thai Request for RGM-84L Harpoon Block II Missiles
WASHINGTON — The State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to the government of Thailand for RGM-84L Harpoon Block II surface-launched missiles, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said in a Aug. 10 release. The estimated cost is $24.9 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on Aug. 9.
The government of Thailand has requested the possible sale of up to five RGM-84Ls and one RTM-84L Harpoon Block II exercise missile. Also included are containers, spare and repair parts, support and test equipment, publications and technical documentation, personnel training and training equipment, U.S. government and contractor representatives technical assistance, engineering and logistics support services, and other related elements of logistics and program support. The estimated cost is $24.9 million.
This proposed sale will contribute to the foreign policy and national security of the United States by helping to strengthen the U.S.-Thai strategic relationship and to improve the security of an important partner.
The proposed sale will provide enhanced capabilities in effective defense of critical sea lines. Thailand intends to use the missiles on its DW3000-class Frigate. The proposed sale of the Harpoon Block II missiles and support will increase the Royal Thai Navy’s maritime partnership potential. Thailand has purchased Harpoon missiles previously and will have no difficulty absorbing these missiles into its armed forces.
The principal contractor will be the Boeing Co., St. Louis. There are no known offset agreements proposed about this potential sale.