16 May '18, 12am

LCS Milwaukee fires Longbow missiles in mission module test

The littoral combat ship Milwaukee fired four Longbow Hellfire missiles, striking fast inshore attack craft targets on May 11, according to a Navy release on May 15. The missile firing was the second time a Longbow was fired from sea. However, this firing was the first using the complete LCS surface-to-surface mission module. The exercise wasn’t just a missile firing as the ship’s crew used simulation, along with their own radar and other tracking systems, to identify the small surface fast boats before firing the missiles. “The crew of the USS Milwaukee executed superbly and the test team ran the event seamlessly, both were critical in making this event successful,” said Capt. Ted Zobel, LCS Mission Modules Program Manager said in the release. The successful test completed the first phase of the surface-to-surface missile module developmental testing, the first fully inte...

Full article: https://www.navytimes.com/news/your-navy/2018/05/15/lcs-m...

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