US Navy Awards Boeing $1.9B to Supply Saudi Arabia with SLAM ER Missiles

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US Navy Awards Boeing $1.9B to Supply Saudi Arabia with SLAM ER Missiles
AGM-84H/K Stand-off Land Attack Missile-Expanded Response (SLAM-ER) weapon system

The United States Navy has awarded Boeing $1.9 billion combined to supply Stand-off Land Attack Missile – Expanded Response (SLAM-ER) missiles to Saudi Arabia.

“The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Missouri, is awarded a $1,971,754,089 firm-fixed-price contract to provide non-recurring engineering associated with the Stand-off Land Attack Missile – Expanded Response (SLAM ER) obsolescence redesign effort as well as the production and delivery of 650 SLAM ER missiles in support of the government of Saudi Arabia,” the Pentagon said in a statement Wednesday.

US Navy Awards Boeing $1.9B to Supply Saudi Arabia with SLAM ER Missiles
Harpoon Block IC missile

The AGM-84H/K SLAM-ER (Standoff Land Attack Missile-Expanded Response) is an advanced standoff precision-guided, air-launched cruise missile. The Harpoon is an all-weather, over-the-horizon, anti-ship missile.

Boeing also won another contract valued $656 million to provide 467 Harpoon anti-ship missiles to Japan, India, South Korea, Qatar, Brazil, and The Netherlands.

“This modification procures four Block II missiles and support equipment for the government of Brazil, eight Block II missiles and support equipment for the government of Thailand, 53 Block II missiles and support equipment for the government of Qatar, 402 Block II missiles and support equipment for the government of Saudi Arabia, and support equipment for the governments of Japan, the Netherlands, India and Korea.  Work is expected to be complete by December 2026,” the release said.

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