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Harpoon (missile)

The Harpoon is an all-weather, over-the-horizon, anti-ship missile and manufactured by McDonnell Douglas. The Standoff Land Attack Missile is a land-attack variant; the regular Harpoon flies just above the water to evade defenses. The missile can be launched from: Fixed-wing aircraft Surface ships Submarines. In 1965 the United States Navy began studies for a missile in the 45 kilometres range class for use against surfaced submarines; the name Harpoon was assigned to the project. The sinking of the Israeli destroyer Eilat in 1967 by a Soviet-built Styx anti-ship missile shocked senior United States Navy officers, who until had not been conscious of the threat posed by anti-ship missiles. In 1970 Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Elmo Zumwalt accelerated the development of Harpoon as part of his "Project Sixty" initiative, hoping to add much-needed striking power to U. S. surface warships such as theTiconderoga-class cruiser. The first Harpoon was delivered in 1977; the Harpoon has been adapted for carriage on several aircraft, including the P-3 Orion, the P-8 Poseidon, the AV-8B Harrier II, the F/A-18 Hornet and the U.

S. Air Force B-52H bombers; the Harpoon was purchased by many American allies, including India, Singapore, South Korea, the United Arab Emirates and most NATO countries. The Royal Australian Air Force can fire AGM-84-series missiles from its F/A-18F Super Hornets, F/A-18A/B Hornets, AP-3C Orion aircraft, from the now retired F-111C/Gs; the Royal Australian Navy deploys the Harpoon on major surface combatants and in the Collins-class submarines. The Spanish Air Force and the Chilean Navy are AGM-84D customers, they deploy the missiles on surface ships, F/A-18s, F-16s, P-3 Orion aircraft; the British Royal Navy deploys the Harpoon on several types of surface ships. The Royal Canadian Navy carries Harpoon missiles on its Halifax-class frigates; the Royal New Zealand Air Force is looking at adding the capability of carrying a stand-off missile Harpoon or AGM-65 Maverick, on its six P-3 Orion patrol planes once they have all been upgraded to P3K2 standard. The Republic of Singapore Air Force operates five modified Fokker 50 Maritime Patrol Aircraft which are fitted with the sensors needed to fire the Harpoon missile.

The Pakistani Navy carries the Harpoon missile on P-3C Orions. The Turkish Navy carries Harpoons on Type 209 submarines; the Turkish Air Force will be armed with the SLAM-ER. At least 339 Harpoon missiles were sold to the Republic of China Air Force for its F-16 A/B Block 20 fleet and the Taiwanese Navy, which operates four guided-missile destroyers and eight guided-missile frigates with the capability of carrying the Harpoon, including the eight former U. S. Navy Knox-class frigates and the four former USN Kidd-class destroyers which have been sold to Taiwan; the two Zwaardvis/Hai Lung submarines and 12 P-3C Orion aircraft can use the missile. The eight Cheng Kung-class frigates, despite being based on the US Oliver Hazard Perry class, have Harpoon capabilities deleted from their combat systems, funding to restore it has so far been denied; the Block 1 missiles were designated AGM/RGM/UGM-84A in US service and UGM-84B in the UK. Block 1B standard missiles were designated AGM/RGM/UGM-84C, Block 1C missiles were designated AGM/RGM/UGM-84D.

Block 1 used a terminal attack mode that included a pop-up to 1,800 metres before diving on the target. This version featured a larger fuel tank and re-attack capability, but was not produced in large numbers because its intended mission was considered to be unlikely following the Dissolution of the Soviet Union. Range is 278 kilometres. Block 1D missiles were designated RGM/AGM-84F; this version, under development, gives the SLAM a re-attack capability, as well as an image comparison capability similar to the Tomahawk cruise missile. Block 1G missiles AGM/RGM/UGM-84G. Block 1J was a proposal for a further upgrade, AGM/RGM/UGM-84J Harpoon, for use against both ship and land targets. In production at Boeing facilities in Saint Charles, Missouri, is the Harpoon Block II, intended to offer an expanded engagement envelope, enhanced resistance to electronic countermeasures and improved targeting; the Harpoon was designed as an open-ocean weapon. The Block II missiles continue progress begun with Block IE, the Block II missile provides the Harpoon with a littoral-water anti-ship capability.

The key improvements of the Harpoon Block II are obtained by incorporating the inertial measurement unit from the Joint Direct Attack Munition program, the software, Global Positioning System /inertial navigation system and GPS antenna/receiver from the SLAM Expanded Response, an upgrade to the SLAM. The US Navy awarded a $120 millio

Myrtle Beach Boyz

The Myrtle Beach Boyz were an American soccer team that played in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. They were part of the USISL professional soccer league, the the foundation for the MLS soccer we see today. In addition The A league and other professional soccer leagues help contribute to Major League Soccer with many players from both USISL and A League going on to play in the MLS The roster included: Jimmy McGeough Troy "Chopper" Edwards *USISL Defender of the Year Willie Files John Garvey Shawn Dees Marlow Campbell David Mallick Carlos Garcia Gabe Garcia Henry Gutierrez Kevin Scott Chris Diaz among others.... The head coach was David Irving, who coaches for the Tulsa Roughnecks in the USL PRO league, as of 2014; the team played their homes games at Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium in Myrtle Beach. The Boyz advanced to the national playoffs in their first season. 1995 USISL Atlantic Division Regulation win = 6 points Shootout win = 4 points Shootout loss = 2 points Regulation loss = 0 points Bonus points: An additional one-point per goal up to a maximum of three points per game.

ATLANTIC DIVISION PLAYOFFS First Round 8/12/95 Charleston Battery 0-3 Myrtle Beach Boyz 8/12/95 Charlotte Eagles 0-2 Raleigh Flyers Finals 8/17/95 Myrtle Beach Boyz 6-1 Raleigh Flyers 8/19/95 Raleigh Flyers 3-1 Myrtle Beach Boyz The teams played a mini-game after to decide who advanced after finishing the series tied at one game apiece.8/19/95 Raleigh Flyers 1-2 Myrtle Beach Boyz SIZZLIN' NINE CHAMPIONSHIP 8/28/95 Myrtle Beach Boyz 3-5 Tampa Bay Cyclones 8/29/95 Milwaukee Rampage 3-2 Tampa Bay Cyclones 8/30/95 Myrtle Beach Boyz 4-2 Milwaukee Rampage SEMI-FINALS 9/2/95 Minnesota Thunder 3-2 Myrtle Beach Boyz 1995 USISL Standings

Gao Zhilin

Gao Zhilin is a Chinese footballer who plays for Fujian Tianxin in the China League Two. Gao Zhilin started his football career in 2008 when he was loaned to Hong Kong First Division League side Sheffield United from Chengdu Blades, he transferred to Guangzhou Evergrande in 2010 and was promoted to the first team in 2011. Gao made his debut for Guangzhou on 4 May 2011 in a 3–2 home win against Guizhou Zhicheng in the 2011 Chinese FA Cup and made his league debut on 12 June 2011 in a 1–0 away win against Tianjin Teda. Gao scored his first goal on his second league appearance for Guangzhou on 6 August 2011 in a 4–0 home win against Qingdao Jonoon and scored the last goal of the match. Gao scored three goals in thirteen appearances in the 2011 season as Guangzhou won the top tier league title for the first time in the club's history. Statistics accurate as of match played 13 October 2019. Guangzhou Evergrande Chinese Super League: 2011, 2012 Chinese FA Super Cup: 2012Meizhou Kejia China League Two: 2015 Gao Zhilin at Soccerway