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Navy Installs Counter-UAS Tech on Guided Missile Destroyer Ship

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The U.S. Navy has installed a new laser weapon system aboard USS Dewey during dry-docking selected restricted availability work on the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer. A team of subject matter experts at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division, built and tested the Optical Dazzling Interdictor Navy to help the naval surface force counter unmanned aerial vehicle threats, the service branch said Thursday.

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Navy Tests Hyper Velocity Projectiles From Mk 45 Naval Gun

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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.

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