The U.S. Navy has tested various defense platforms of Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln over a 13-day period.
The service branch said Thursday it conducted the Combat Systems Ship Qualification Trials from April 20 to May 2 to determine if Lincoln could operate the Enhanced NATO Sea Sparrow Missile System, rolling airframe missile launchers and close-in weapons systems.
CIWS is a 20-millimeter gatling gun that uses a forward-looking infrared camera designed to detect and attack targets.
The system fired at a towed drone unit during a simulated air defense drill and at a high-speed maneuvering seaborne target during a surface engagement drill.
RAM launchers, which are equipped with built-in sensors, fired a RIM-162D Sea Sparrow missile and a RIM-116 test unit during tests.
ENSSMS is a semi-active missile that requires directors to input a feed prior to locating a target.
The carrier re-entered service after it completed a half-life refueling and overhaul maintenance period last year.