Air-Launched Weapons

Harpoon Block II+ completes operational test shot

25 January 2018

The US Navy (USN) has completed a live-fire test of the Boeing AGM-84N Harpoon Block II+ anti-ship missile demonstrating interoperability with the latest F/A-18E/F Super Hornet software upgrade.

A modification of the existing AGM-84D Harpoon Block 1C missile, the Block II+ weapon is a net-enabled, air-launched anti-ship cruise missile with the ability to receive in-flight updates to improve the targeting and engagement of moving maritime targets. Developed as a rapid-capability enhancement for the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and the P-8A Poseidon, the Harpoon Block II+ introduces a GPS guidance kit, a new datalink interface that enables in-flight updates, improved target selectivity, an abort option, and enhanced resistance to electronic countermeasures.

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