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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.

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The U.S. Navy awarded BAE Systems a contract for work as the design agent for the mechanical portion of the Mk 41 vertical launch system.

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