USS Coronado (LCS 4), an Independence-variant littoral combat ship, launches the first over-the-horizon missile engagement using a Harpoon Block 1C missile. *** U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Bryce Hadley (Released)Roughly a zillion years ago we had high speed, minimally manned warships firing Harpoon missiles:
As set out here, the Pegasus-class PHMs carried 2 quad Harpoon launchers - 39 years ago.
So, good move, LCS masters, on bringing the LCS up to 1977 weapons standards- sorta.
According to Defense News, Coronado's deployment configuration will be one quad box launcher.
I guess it's a start.
Update: fixed a math error and Harpoons entered the fleet in 1977.