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Mk-41 Vertical Launching System

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.
Mk-41 Vertical Launching System

Contractor

Manufacturer: Lockheed Martin Martin Marietta Corp. until 1995, when it merged with Lockheed Corporation to form Lockheed Martin

Timeline

1986 - Date deployed (aboard USS Bunker Hill - CG 52)