The State Department has approved a potential $62 million deal with Morocco for the delivery of 10 Harpoon missiles for its F-16 aircraft. 

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress on Tuesday of the foreign military sale for Boeing’s [BA] AGM-84L Harpoon Block II air-launched missiles.

A Harpoon Block II + missile on the wing on an F/A-18 aircraft before a test launch in 2016. (Photo: Boeing)

“The proposed sale of the missiles and support will increase the Moroccan Air Force’s maritime partnership potential and align its capabilities with existing regional baselines. Morocco intends to use the missiles on its F-16, multi-role fighter aircraft to enhance its capabilities in effective defense of critical sea-lanes,” DSCA officials wrote in a statement.

On Monday, the State Department announced it had approved a $92 million deal with India for 10 AGM-84L Harpoon Block II air-launched missiles (Defense Daily, April 13). 

DSCA said India will integrate the missiles into their P-8I aircraft to conduct anti-surface warfare missions “in defense of critical sea lanes while enhancing interoperability with the United States and other allied forces.”