U.S. Marine Corps Commandant General David Berger has recently spoken to Congress of his service's anti-ship missile plans and the service has requested $125 million to purchase 48 Tomahawks. He went to speak about the reorganisation and reprising of the roles of Navy and Marine Corps done over the past six months. The Marine Corps are assuming a role they have not had in the past 20 years and they will now be contributing to sea control and sea denial. The weapons system is new to the Corp and it will be developing a ground based launch system for it for active use against both ships and land based targets.
The Navy's arsenal of Tomahawk cruise missiles will all become a Block V configuration, with older versions demilitarized, according to the program manager.