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Taiwan to Buy 400 US Anti-Ship Missiles Intended to Repel a China Invasion

  • Boeing contract completes a sale Congress approved in 2020
  • The deal is Taiwan’s first for land-launched Harpoon missile
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Watch: Taiwan is buying 400 anti-ship missiles.Source: Bloomberg
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Taiwan will buy as many as 400 land-launched Harpoon missiles intended to repel a potential Chinese invasion, completing a deal that Congress approved in 2020, according to a trade group’s leader and people familiar with the issue.

Taiwan has previously purchased ship-launched versions of the Harpoon, which is made by Boeing Co. Now, a contract with Boeing issued on Taiwan’s behalf by the US Naval Air Systems Command marks a first for the mobile, land-launched version, according to Rupert Hammond-Chambers, president of the US-Taiwan Business Council. Three other people familiar with the deal, including an industry official, confirmed the contract is for Taiwan.