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State Dept OKs Finland’s Requests for $735M in Harpoon Block II, Evolved Seasparrow Missiles

The State Department has cleared Finland’s request to buy Harpoon Block II surface-launched missiles and Evolved Seasparrow Missiles under two foreign military sales agreements worth approximately $734.7 million combined.

Finland asked to purchase RGM-84Q-4, RGM-84L-4, RGM-84Q-4 upgrade kits, RTM-84L-4 and RTM-84Q-4 Harpoon Block II+ Extended Range Grade B missiles under a potential $622 million FMS deal, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said Monday.

Boeing (NYSE: BA) will act as the principal contractor in this FMS transaction that also covers containers, repair parts, spares, technical support, test equipment, staff training, logistics and engineering services and includes the assignment of up to 21 government employees in Finland over a 10-year term.

The European country will use the missiles aboard its Hamina-class ships, multirole corvette vessels and coastal batteries to support its naval force’s maritime partnership, build up regional security capability and defend sea lanes.

Finland also asked to procure Raytheon-built (NYSE: RTN) ESSM missiles, an ESSM inert operational missile, BAE Systems-produced MK25 quad pack canisters, MK783 shipping containers, test equipment, spare and repair parts, technical assistance and engineering services through a potential $112.7 million FMS deal.

The country will integrate ESSMs into its Squadron 2020-class corvette ships to address threats posed by hostile anti-ship weapons under the transaction that calls for the deployment of up to 12 government personnel to Finland over a five-year period.

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