Boeing is being awarded a delivery order for procurement of Harpoon/SLAM-ER missile system and Harpoon launch systems follow-on integrated logistics and engineering services support for the Navy; and various foreign military sales (FMS) customers.
The firm-fixed-price, delivery order, worth around $10 million, was awarded by the U.S. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC) located at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. Fiscal 2018 operations and maintenance (Navy); and foreign military sales funds for the amount are being obligated on this award.
The work will be performed in St. Charles, Missouri (91.84 percent); St. Louis, Missouri (5.47 percent); Yorktown, Virginia (2.64 percent); and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 0(.05 percent), and is expected to be completed in February 2020.
This contract combines purchases for the Navy (23.95 percent); and the governments of Korea (10.02 percent); Taiwan (7.54 percent); Turkey (6.57 percent); Egypt (6.16 percent); Japan (5.93 percent); Saudi Arabia (5.77 percent); Australia ( 4.31 percent); United Kingdom (3.94 percent); India (3.24 percent); Canada (3.06 percent); Chile (3 percent); Singapore (2.45 percent); Israel ( 2.44 percent); Thailand (2.21 percent); Bahrain (1.60 percent); United Arab Emirates (1.55 percent); Kuwait (1.29 percent); Oman (1.24 percent); Malaysia (1.18 percent); Germany (0.82 percent); Portugal (0.70 percent); Netherlands (0.62 percent); and Denmark (0.41 percent) under the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program.
AGM-84H/K SLAM-ER (Standoff Land Attack Missile-Expanded Response) is a precision-guided, air-launched cruise missile produced by Boeing Defense, Space & Security for the U.S. Armed Forces and their allies.
Developed from the AGM-84E SLAM (Standoff Land Attack Missile) (itself developed by Boeing Integrated Defense Systems from the McDonnell Douglas Harpoon antiship missile), the SLAM-ER is capable of attacking land and sea targets at short-to-medium-ranges (155 nautical miles/270 km maximum).
The SLAM-ER relies on the Global Positioning System (GPS) and infrared imaging for its navigation and control, and it can strike both moving and stationary targets.
The SLAM-ER, can be remotely controlled while in flight, and it can be redirected to another target after launch if the original target has already been destroyed, or is no longer considered to be dangerous (command guidance).
The SLAM-ER is a very accurate weapon; as of 2009 it had the best circular error probable (CEP) of any missile used by the U.S. Navy.