The AGM-84D Harpoon is an all-weather, over-the-horizon, anti-ship missile system. The AGM-84E Harpoon/SLAM is an infrared Stand-Off Land Attack Missile used for long range precision strikes.
The Harpoon's active radar guidance, warhead design, and low-level, sea-skimming cruise trajectory assure high survivability and effectiveness. The missile is capable of being launched from surface ships, submarines, or (without the booster) from aircraft. The AGM-84D has been adapted for use on Air Force B-52G bombers, which can carry from eight to 12 of the missiles. The AGM-84E uses an inertial navigation system with GPS, and is fitted with a Tomahawk warhead for better penetration.
Originally developed for the Navy to serve as its basic anti-ship missile for fleetwide use, the AGM-84D also has been adapted for use on the Air Force's B-52G bombers. The AGM-84D was first introduced in 1977, and in 1979 an air-launched version was deployed on the Navy's P-3 Orion aircraft. The AGM-84E has been developed for the Navy for land attack use.
Primary Function:Air, surface,
or submarine launched anti-surface (anti-ship) cruise missile.
AGM-85E; surface launched,precision land attack cruise missile.