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.
A Tomahawk missile launches off the aft vertical launching system aboard the guided-missile destroyer…
by Tactical-Life.com / Apr 17, 2012