USS Milwaukee Fires Missiles, Kicks Off LCS Missile Module Developmental Testing

USS Milwaukee (LCS 5) conducted a live-fire missile exercise off the coast of Virginia May 11. Milwaukee fired four Longbow Hellfire missiles that successfully struck fast inshore attack craft targets. [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86UK1vk21_Q[/embedyt] During the evolution, the ship’s crew executed a scenario simulating a complex warfighting environment, utilized radar and other systems to track small surface targets, simulated engagements and then fired missiles against the surface targets. “The crew of the (SIC) USS Milwaukee executed superbly and the test team ran the event seamlessly, both were critical in making this event…

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Naval Station Mayport Sends Ships to Sea Ahead of Hurricane Irma

As a precautionary measure, U.S. Navy ships home ported at Naval Station Mayport are getting underway in anticipation of Hurricane Irma. The following ships headed to sea September 6: USS Shamal, USS The Sullivans, USS Bulkeley And USCGC Tahoma. USS Philippine Sea, USS Farragut and USS Lassen are scheduled to depart September 7. USS Hue City, USS Tornado and USS Roosevelt will be moved to a safe haven location and made ready for heavy weather. USS Detroit and USS Milwaukee will both remain in port and will be heavy weather…

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