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Military Trends, Technology, and International Developments => United States of America => Topic started by: Ayoshi on May 07, 2020, 10:41:32 AM

Title: MK 41 Missile Launch System
Post by: Ayoshi on May 07, 2020, 10:41:32 AM
Lockheed to Supply MK 41 Missile Launch System Parts Under $148M Navy Modification | Navy Recognition (https://www.navyrecognition.com/index.php/news/defence-news/2020/april-2020/8327-lockheed-to-supply-mk-41-missile-launch-system-parts-under-148m-navy-modification.html) - 28 April 2020 13:05
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The Mk 41 Vertical Launching System / VLS is a modular, below deck, canister missile launching system that was originally designed for the Navy’s Aegis-equipped guided missile cruisers to provide air threat protection for naval battle groups. The Mk 41 VLS is a multi-missile, multi-mission launcher, capable of launching SM-2, SM-3, SM-6, ESSM, Tomahawk, and Vertical Launch ASROC missiles.

MK 41 is built to store and launch ballistic and long-range strike weapons such as the Tomahawk missile, the Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile system and the Vertical Launch Anti-Submarine Rocket.

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Mark 41 Mod 0 Vertical Launching System on USS Chosin (CG-65) (Picture source: Hpeterswald/Wikipedia)