Copenhagen has pledged to give Ukraine a truck-mounted Harpoon launcher along with a bunch of its anti-ship missiles in an effort to strengthen its defenses against Russian navy ships that had been attacking Ukraine from the Black Sea.
Denmark’s plan to donate the Harpoons was revealed by Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin last Monday. This comes after the US government also expressed interest in arming Ukraine with advanced anti-ship missiles, including Boeing’s Harpoon missiles and Kongsberg and Raytheon’s Naval Strike Missiles.
“I’m especially grateful to Denmark, which announced today that it will provide a Harpoon launcher and missiles to help Ukraine defend its coast,” Austin stated.
“I’d also like to thank the Czech Republic for its substantial support, including a recent donation of attack helicopters, tanks, and rocket systems. And today, several countries announced new donations of critically needed artillery systems and ammunition, including Italy, Greece, Norway, and Poland,” he added.