Military Review

British Navy refused to disarm

According to the blog information bmpd, Jane's Defense Weekly reports on the decision of the British military to keep the US Navy armed with the Boeing RGM-84D Harpoon Block 1C anti-ship missiles (local designation GWS 60), which were previously supposed to be decommissioned, which would lead to the disarmament of the surface fleet.

HMS Daring. 28.02.14 (c) Rob Arnold

According to the information provided by the sources, the service life of the missiles is increased at least to 2020 year. It is expected that their combat effectiveness will be maintained "by their own resources" and their technical composition, without involving industry.

In this case, at the moment, Britain has not adopted a specific program to replace Harpoon Block 1C. Nominally, in conjunction with France, the Future Cruise Anti-Ship Weapon advanced anti-ship missile development program is open, however, its entry into service is expected no earlier than 2030.

Anti-ship missile systems GWS 60 (Harpoon Block 1C) were purchased in the US in 1984 for the armament of four 22 type frigates of the 3 and 16 series, which were later built of the 23 type frigates. Currently, they are equipped with all 13 23-type frigates remaining in service and three out of six new 45 type destroyers (Daring, Diamond and Duncan).

Shooting LCS-4 US Navy Harpoon Block 1C (c) US Military News:

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  1. aszzz888
    aszzz888 18 September 2017 09: 01
    keep in service with the Navy American anti-ship missiles Boeing RGM-84D Harpoon Block 1C
    (Harpoon Block 1C) were purchased in the USA in 1984 year

    ... nothing like rackets, fresh laughing ... that and look at their bullets will start ... bully
    1. bouncyhunter
      bouncyhunter 18 September 2017 09: 06
      Something is going wrong in the British Kingdom: either there is not enough l / s on ships, or defense costs are being reduced. Now here Harpoons prolong youth ... "Give the denyuh!" or kirdyk "Lady of the Seas"? recourse
      Seryoga, hello! hi
      1. aszzz888
        aszzz888 18 September 2017 09: 09
        hi ! ... yes, let them be there, in the Unkind Kingdom, EVERYTHING will fall apart! ... only the oceans will be cleaner, but the air will freshen ... laughing
        1. bouncyhunter
          bouncyhunter 18 September 2017 09: 16
          I would not mind hearing the "cry of Yaroslavna" in the British way. good
      2. Alexey RA
        Alexey RA 18 September 2017 10: 16
        Quote: bouncyhunter
        Something is going wrong in the British Kingdom: either there is not enough l / s on ships, or defense costs are being reduced.

        You might think this is their first time. smile
        Royal Navy was a cake 100 years ago. Since then, their lordships in peacetime have been fighting forever with the budget - with varying success. In the early 30s, cost reductions brought the fleet to rebellion. And it was no better any further - the same “Invincibles” in the 70s had to be built not from a good life. Yes, and the last “Queen” was cut in black, throwing out of the project nuclear power plants and catapults.
        However, their lordships are also not shaky - they played up to the contractor in the “Prince” contract and approved such fines for refusing to build that when Parliament once again decided to cut the fleet’s budget by abandoning the second AB, it suddenly turned out that it would be cheaper finish it yet. smile
        1. bouncyhunter
          bouncyhunter 18 September 2017 10: 20
          They know how to blatant Saxons of all stripes to cut the budget for themselves - this cannot be taken away from them. yes
    2. ICT
      ICT 18 September 2017 09: 26
      And “Malachite” this year turned 50 years old! And they extended him another resource for 7 years. With this I congratulate all the Black Sea Fleet missiles and all the sailors who are involved in the difficult task of defending the Motherland, as if this did not happen.
    3. Boa kaa
      Boa kaa 18 September 2017 13: 59
      Quote: aszzz888
      Harpoon Block 1C were purchased in the USA in 1984 year
      ... nothing like rackets, fresh

      This RCC has undergone a number of modifications, constantly acquiring new properties. We changed the fuel (j6 to -j10) and the range doubled to 280km. They replaced the GOS, put the on-board computer and it became possible to use it on the shore, on ships against the shore and at the pier in the bases. Among other things, when she misses, she goes to re-enter the target. In addition to the infrared and radar heads, the SN has a UV-GSN, so now there is no escape from thermal traps, nor are dipoles - there is a block for moving targets. And media versatility makes Harpoon the foundation of TCR. I was unpleasantly surprised by the possibility of firing Harpoons with submarines at depths up to 60m. Moreover, it does not depend on the sea waves on the surface. (Amsky Trident - 45 corridor! And the sea to 8 points!). They also introduced one more option: the “finishing spurt” - the anti-ship missile flying at a speed of 270-290m / s, in the final segment it accelerates to 374m / s, and this is 1,1M! In addition, she can 3 times change the direction of her movement, but then she still lays on the target. And having equipped the BZO with a titanium hull, Harpoon was given semi-armor-piercing qualities (penetrating warhead weighing 225kg bursting inside the ship’s hull causes a lot of trouble!)
      Therefore, such disgusting as Harpoon, you must physically destroy before approaching the side of the ship, or burn out the brains on approach completely! There is no third.
      1. aszzz888
        aszzz888 19 September 2017 01: 56
        Boa kaa Yesterday, 13: 59

        ... this is the alignment! good ... my sese to you, in the sense of thanks!
    4. Maz
      Maz 18 September 2017 18: 13
      Disarm? Rather, Israel will surrender its nuclear bombs to the UN.
  2. Thunderbolt
    Thunderbolt 18 September 2017 09: 02
    Sharpen your sabers, gentlemen of the British.
    Modern rocket --- this is not for you in the ..- club dancing.
  3. bagr69
    bagr69 18 September 2017 09: 03
    So at first they will buy a replacement, then they will write it off. Everything is logical in principle.
  4. Topotun
    Topotun 18 September 2017 09: 44
    Well, what's the point of disarming if there is no replacement yet? Normal logic. Under this case, they will ask for more money ... Although there are also expenses on Brexit ....