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Saturday, August 01, 2015

New Littoral Combat Ships to Get Advanced Hellfire Missiles

The Navy’s new littoral combat ships, all of which are based in San Diego, will get new Longbow Hellfire missiles following a series of successful tests.

During the tests off the coast of Virginia, the details of which were released Thursday, the missiles successfully destroyed a series of maneuvering small boat targets, hitting seven our of eight.

“This test was very successful and overall represents a big step forward,” said Capt. Casey Moton, program manager.

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