BAE receives U.S. Navy modification contract Mk 41 vertical launching system.

A Tomahawk missile launches off the aft vertical launching system…

A Tomahawk missile launches off the aft vertical launching system aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG 104). Sterett is conducting a weeklong training exercise to test its tactical weapons systems in preparation for its upcoming deployment. (U.S. photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Carmichael Yepez/Released)

The US Navy has awarded a modification contract to BAE Systems to provide additional ship sets of the Mk 41 vertical launching system (VLS) for installation on the Arleigh Burke DDG-116 destroyer and the Aegis Ashore equipment.

The latest $22.9m contract is a modification to the originally awarded contract for the Mk 41 VLS mechanical components in June 2011.

“The Mk 41 VLS provides a number of key capabilities that support a wide range of missions onboard the Navy’s major combatants,” Signorelli added.

Source: Naval-Technology.com

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