16 May '18, 5pm

#USSMilwaukee kicks off littoral combat ship missile module developmental testing

ATLANTIC OCEAN (NNS) -- The Freedom variant littoral combat ship USS Milwaukee (LCS 5) conducted a live-fire missile exercise off the coast of Virginia May 11. The Milwaukee fired four longbow hellfire missiles that successfully struck fast inshore attack craft targets. 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 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. This marks the completion of the first phase of the Surface-to-Surface Missile Module (SSMM) Developmental Testing (DT) for the LCS Mission Modules (MM) program. Thi...

Full article: http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=105620

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