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West 2019: US Navy looks to bring back Harpoons

14th February 2019 - 12:21 GMT | by Scott Gourley in San Diego

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Although decommissioned for more than a decade, the US Navy is looking to bring back its remaining Harpoon anti-ship missiles to serve as gap bridges until the arrival of Maritime Strike Tomahawk missile capabilities. 

The philosophy was outlined by RADM Daryl Caudle, commander of submarine forces, US Pacific Fleet, during a panel discussion at this week’s West 2019 gathering in San Diego, California.

Emphasising that the submarine force has to be ready ‘day one’ of any potential conflict, he explained: ‘In the submarine force we feel a tremendous burden on us to make sure that when any [operational] plan is

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