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Navy Destroyer Test-Fires Hyper-Velocity Projectiles

January 10 2019


The U.S. Navy is looking at hyper-velocity projectiles (HVPs) as a cost-effective option to counter cruise missiles and larger unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), reports USNI News.

USS Dewey (DDG-105) test-fired 20 HVPs from its Mk 45 5-inch main gun during the multinational Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise last summer, officials told the news service.

The test was part of a series conducted by the Navy and Pentagon’s Strategic Capabilities Office to demonstrate that the gun,...

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