US Navy’s Spain-based destroyers test new SeaRAM CIWS

first_img Share this article April 3, 2017 Authorities Back to overview,Home naval-today US Navy’s Spain-based destroyers complete final live fire tests of SeaRAM CIWS US Navy’s Spain-based destroyers complete final live fire tests of SeaRAM CIWS View post tag: USS Rosscenter_img View post tag: USS Donald Cook View post tag: US Navy View post tag: SeaRAM Two of four forward deployed U.S. Navy destroyers used live missiles from their new SeaRAM close-in weapons systems to intercept drones that mimicked anti-ship cruise missiles.On March 30, USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) and USS Ross (DDG 71) took turns intercepting missiles in the Gulf of Cadiz on Spain’s southwestern coast.The two destroyers joined USS Porter and USS Carney as the SeaRAM-capable ships. Porter and Carney previously conducted successful live-fire SeaRAM missile exercises on March 2016, and July 2016, respectively.As part of the U.S. Navy’s “Speed to Fleet” program, the SeaRAM self-defense missile system was rapidly fielded to the four Arleigh Burke-class destroyers that are forward deployed to Rota, Spain. In combination with the ships’ Aegis weapons system, the SeaRAM system provides enhanced point defense for these ships by combining components of the Phalanx close-in weapon system with the capabilities of the Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM).All four ships received this upgrade in less than two years, improving their existing capability to counter modern anti-ship cruise missiles.“This game-changing technology continues to ensure our ability for these multi-mission ships to steam into harm’s way as required—anywhere in this theater—in support of U.S. national interests, and in support of our allies and partners,” said Capt. Tate Westbrook, Commander, Task Force 65, Commodore, Destroyer Squadron 60. “These ships patrol throughout this theater with an array of the most-capable weapons in the world; we put the concept of ‘distributed lethality’ to work in this pivotal region every day.”last_img read more

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Homes near the waterfront are being snapped up quickly

first_img11 Ogilvie St, WynnumBUYERS are getting in quick to snap up homes at Wynnum and Manly as demand is fast outstripping supply.Harcourts Green Living marketing specialist Courtney Brown said the suburbs were becoming more and more popular, mainly because of the “lifestyle of being able to enjoy the waterfront”.“There’s more people wanting to move there than there are (homes) for sale,” she said.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 202011 Ogilvie St, WynnumShe recently sold a three-bedroom house with two-bedroom granny flat at 11 Ogilvie St, Wynnum, for $695,000 that was still attracting inquiries a week later.“It sold the first weekend that it was open,” Mrs Brown said.“It’s pretty close to the water and it was dual living (so) that went really quickly.“Someone moving up from Victoria has bought it.”The median sale price for a house was $795,000 in Manly and $645,000 in Wynnum to the year ending October 2017, according to latest CoreLogic market trends data.Mrs Brown said she had noticed more people buying in surrounding areas, including Birkdale and Wellington Point, which were still close to the waterfront and slightly cheaper.last_img read more

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