The USS Coronado (LCS-4) completes live-fire missile test

TUCSON, Ariz. During a live-fire exercise at the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division sea range off the coast of California, USS Coronado (LCS 4) fired Raytheon’s Rolling Airframe Missile from a SeaRAM anti-ship defense system.

During the test, the SeaRAM detected, tracked, engaged an inbound threat target and fired a RAM block 1A to intercept that target. The exercise was also designed to provide information to reduce risk in future combat and certification exercises for the Littoral Combat Ships, officials say.

"This test success marks a major milestone toward full operation and employment of the SeaRAM system on U.S. Navy ships," said Rick Nelson, vice president of Naval Area and Mission Defense product line at Raytheon Missile Systems.

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