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SAS 2016: LCS gets Harpoon missile

19th May 2016 - 13:00 GMT | by Scott Gourley in Washington DC

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‘If it floats, it needs to fight’, Capt Jaime Engdahl, programme manager for Precision Strike Weapons and the LRASM Deployment Office told the Sea-Air-Space exhibition in Washington DC.

‘It needs to be able to take on over-the-horizon anti-ship [missions],’ Engdahl said during an update on the US Navy’s precision strike weapons portfolio, describing an accelerated effort that began in January of this year to provide installation and integration of the Harpoon missile aboard the Littoral Combat Ship USS Coronado (LCS-4).

‘Right now they are finishing up the installs and, when they deploy, we will have over the horizon targeting capability

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