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August 18, 2015
LCS destroys fast attack boats in live-fire testing
Port Hueneme, Calif. (UPI) Aug 14, 2015
The capabilities of the surface warfare mission package on Littoral Combat Ships have been validated in live-fire testing by the USS Coronado. In testing last month off the California coast, the USS Coronado (LCS 4) tracked and destroyed single and multiple inshore attack craft with its core weapons system - the Mk 110 57mm gun - and its embarked SUW MP Mk 46 30mm gun weapon systems, The U.S. Navy said. "After extensive testing, the Mk 110 serves as a powerful deterrent capability in p ... read more

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Navy orders more universal modular masts for submarines
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