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DSEI 2021: Raytheon pitches Naval Strike Missile as RN Harpoon replacement

15th September 2021 - 13:15 GMT | by Harry Lye in London

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Will the Naval Strike Missile replace Harpoon in UK RN service? (Photo: Raytheon)

Raytheon is betting that quick integration and an existing production could help it net success if the UK decides to procure a Harpoon replacement.

Raytheon is proposing the Naval Strike Missile (NSM) to replace the UK's rapidly ageing Harpoon anti-ship missile system; however, the programme has stalled in the past year with the RN undecided on whether to proceed with an interim solution or focus funding on other projects such as the MBDA Future Cruise/Anti-Ship Weapon (FC/ASW).

Raytheon business development executive Geraint Evans told Shephard that an RN decision on whether to procure a replacement for the Harpoon could come by the end of this month.

Six companies initially responded to the MoD's first request for information on a Harpoon replacement in 2019

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Harry Lye is Senior Naval Reporter at Shephard Media.

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