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RN assesses options for next surface-to-surface weapon

11th August 2021 - 17:25 GMT | by Harry Lye in London

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Royal Navy Type 23 frigate HMS Montrose firing a Harpoon missile. (Photo: MoD/ Crown Copyright.)

The UK RN is scoping out options for its next surface-to-surface guided weapons system but it has yet to move forward with plans for an interim Harpoon anti-ship missile replacement.

In 2019, the UK MoD issued a Prior Information Notice, calling on industry to provide information on potential surface-to-surface guided weapon systems that could replace the Harpoon anti-ship missile (ASM) and bridge the gap to the deployment of the Future Cruise/Anti-ship Weapon (FC/ASW) in 2028.

Asked by Shephard about the status of the Interim Surface-to-Surface Guided Weapon (I-SSGW) project, an MoD spokesperson said: 'We continue to scope options for the Royal Navy's next surface-to-surface guided weapon system, alongside wider lethality requirements, to allow us [to] deliver on the commitments outlined in the Integrated Review.

'No decisions have yet been

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Harry Lye is Senior Naval Reporter at Shephard Media.

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