vertical launch


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vertical launch

[′vərd·ə·kəl ′lȯnch]
(ordnance)
A launch in which the missile or vehicle starts from a vertical position.
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A vertical launch system, Phillips said, allows for redundant protection from all sides of the vehicle.
It arms the CG-47 Ticonderoga class cruisers and DDG-51 Arleigh Burke class destroyers of the Aegis fleet, all of which employ the Lockheed Martin MK 41 vertical launch system (VLS).
It was raised Wednesday from the horizontal position into its vertical launch configuration.
State to provide multi-use vertical launch complex for commercial users at Cape Canaveral
By nearly doubling the payload space available from 1,200 cubic feet with the 12 vertical launch tubes to 2,300 cubic feet, the VPTs will enable Virginia-class ships to deploy a wider variety of payloads.
Contract Awarded for fms case for sm2 conversion to vertical launch and block iiib
Cordova manufactures critical components of Advanced Gun System and the Mk 57 Vertical Launch System for the U.
Lockheed Martin has won a $235 million US Navy contract to continue developing MK 41 Vertical Launch Systems (VLS) with options that, if exercised, would result in increasing the value to $356 million.
15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) recently demonstrated and validated that its Long Range Anti-Ship Missile(LRASM) can be launched from any MK 41 Vertical Launch System (VLS) by only modifying the software to existing shipboard equipment.
17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin[NYSE: LMT] successfully launched the first Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) Boosted Test Vehicle (BTV) from a MK 41 Vertical Launch System (VLS) canister at White Sands Missile Range, N.