Video of USS John Warner TLAM Launch on Syria

On April 14, 2018, a U.S. fast-attack submarine launched tomahawk missiles from the Mediterranean Sea as part of a multi-national strike operation against the Syrian government in order to degrade the Syrian government’s capability to produce and utilize chemical weapons. The submarine’s operations in the Mediterranean Sea are part of a routine deployment in support of our regional allies and partners and U.S. national security interests.

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Raytheon enhances Tomahawk cruise missile to hit moving targets at sea

The U.S. Navy awarded Raytheon Company a $119 million contract to begin integrating a new multi-mode seeker into the Tomahawk Block IV cruise missile. The enhancement will enable the weapon to engage moving maritime targets. The Navy is conducting the new seeker development as a Rapid Deployment Capability program to meet urgent fleet requirements for defeating emerging maritime threats worldwide. Raytheon is expected to deliver this new capability by 2022. “The U.S. Navy and Raytheon are working closely together to further enhance this modern missile, keeping Tomahawk in the fleet for decades to come,”…

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President Trump Orders Missile Attack in Retaliation for Syrian Chemical Strikes

USS Porter conducts strike operations while in the Mediterranean Sea. Porter, forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. Navy video by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ford Williams April 6, 2017 – The United States fired Tomahawk missiles into Syria today in retaliation for the regime of Bashar Assad using nerve agents to attack his own people. President Donald J. Trump ordered the attack on Al-Shayrat Air Base, the base from which the chemical attack on Syria’s…

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US Navy modernizes Tomahawk Weapons Control System

March 21, 2017 – After more than a decade in service, the Navy recently delivered an upgraded Tactical Tomahawk Weapons Control System (TTWCS) to the fleet. The Tomahawk Weapons System Program Office (PMA-280) has maintained the system since 2004 with incremental updates, but to ensure future viability, more significant hardware and software modernization was required. “It is critical that the Tomahawk Weapons System evolves to meet warfighter’s needs,” said PMA-280 Program Manager Capt. Mark Johnson. “The TTWCS upgrade ensures that it will remain effective against changing enemy threats.” To prevent…

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