The Mk-41 Vertical Launching System (VLS) is installed aboard United States Navy (USN) surface combatants including Ticonderoga Class Guided Missile Cruisers, Arleigh Burke Class Guided Missile Destroyers and multiple allied Navy platforms. Mk-41 VLS is capable of launching multiple Standard Missile variants, Tomahawk, Vertical Launch Anti-Submarine Rocket (ASROC) and Evolved Sea Sparrow missiles.
|Manufacturer: Lockheed Martin Martin Marietta Corp. until 1995, when it merged with Lockheed Corporation to form Lockheed Martin|
|RUM-139 Vertical Launch Anti-Submarine Rocket|
|RIM-156 Standard Missile 2|
|RIM-161 Standard Missile 3|
|RIM-174 Standard ERAM|
|1986 - Date deployed (aboard USS Bunker Hill - CG 52)|