ST. CHARLES, Mo. -- The U.S. Navy has awarded Boeing a combined $3.1 billion in contracts for the Harpoon and Standoff Land Attack Missile Expanded Response (SLAM ER) weapon systems in support of Foreign Military Sales (FMS). About $2.6 billion of that was contracted yesterday while the remainder had been previously awarded.
According to Cindy Gruensfelder, vice president, Boeing Weapons, the contracts will not only extend production of the Harpoon program through 2026, but they will also restart the production line for SLAM ER and ensure deliveries through 2028.
Boeing last delivered the SLAM ER weapon system in 2008.
In October 2019, Boeing began construction on a new 35,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility to support increased production for the Harpoon and SLAM ER programs. Construction is expected to be complete in 2021.