The guided missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald launches a Standard Missile-3 during a joint ballistic missile defense exercise in the Pacific Ocean during 2012. The U.S. Navy has awarded BAE Systems a contract for design work and support services for the vertical launch system, used by ships that carry missiles. Photo courtesy of U.S. Navy.

The guided missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald launches a Standard Missile-3 during a joint ballistic missile defense exercise in the Pacific Ocean during 2012. The U.S. Navy has awarded BAE Systems a contract for design work and support services for the vertical launch system, used by ships that carry missiles. Photo courtesy of U.S. Navy.

The U.S. Navy awarded ...