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Delayed Vertical Launch by LCS

Delayed Vertical Launch by LCS 9 March, 2017

The US Navy for the first time tested the Surface to Surface Missile Module (SSMM) from Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) USS Detroit, on 28 February off the coast of Norfolk, Virginia. SSMM utilizes the Army Longbow Hellfire Missile in a vertical launch capability. Thus, the structural test fire also marks the first launch of vertical missile from a LCS as part of the developmental test program for the Surface Warfare (SUW) Mission Package (MP). The US initially planned the first launch of Hellfire from a LCS in 2014. 

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