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Thursday, September 17, 2015

‘Fighting Tigers’ set Harpoon milestone

P-8A Poseidon AGM-84 HarpoonPatrol Squadron (VP)-8 Combat Aircrew (CAC)-4 recently completed the first P-8A Poseidon fully fueled AGM-84D Harpoon live missile shot Aug. 12 during GUAMEX 2015.

This unprecedented event provided the “Fighting Tigers” with an invaluable opportunity to practice their Anti-Surface Warfare (ASUW) mission set in a dynamic coordinated environment, with air and surface participants from multiple services and agencies.

“The successful launch of one of the U.S. Navy’s most dependable over-the-horizon, all-weather anti-ship missiles, the Harpoon Block 1C, from the P-8A is a significant milestone in naval aviation,” said Lt. Josh Cochran, tactical coordinator (TACCO) of CAC-4.

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