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May 19, 2015
U.S. Navy grants IOC status to missile variant
Washington (UPI) May 18, 2015
The new variant of a U.S.-German developed missile for defeating anti-ship cruise missiles has gained Initial Operational Capability with the U.S. Navy. The Block II Rolling Airframe Missile features improved kinematic performance in maneuverability and range, as well as a more sophisticated radio frequency receiver. It received IOC status after its latest U.S. Navy tests in the Pacific aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington. "We're very excited about the significantly i ... read more

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