Navy Tests Hyper Velocity Projectiles From Mk 45 Naval Gun

The U.S. Navy test-fired 20 hyper velocity projectiles from guided missile destroyer USS Dewey into the Pacific Ocean last summer, USNI News reported Tuesday.

The ship fired the missiles from its Mk 45 naval gun as part of the effort to expand the weapon's utility against unmanned aircraft and cruise missiles, the report noted. The test was also part of the Rim of the Pacific 2018 international exercise that united the naval forces of more than 20 nations. The HVP's purpose is to launch from electromagnetic railguns.

The Department of Defense sees the possibility of a new near-hypersonic missile defense weapon that would launch the HVP, the report noted.

You may also be interested in...

Supply Chain Mgmt

DLA, GSA Officials Talk Supply Chain Mgmt Priorities

The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) has employed additive manufacturing and other techniques in its supply chain operations to support missions including the delivery of 10,000 face shields to health workers in New York City. Sly Ahn noted that the agency also used a “reverse logistics approach” to its missions beyond COVID-19 response.