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weapon system

A total complex of equipment, skills, and techniques which together form an instrument of combat, usually but not necessarily having an air vehicle as its major operational element. A combat aircraft with its support system and equipment forms a weapon system. Similarly, an SAGW (surface-to-air guided weapon) complex includes detection, acquisition, firing, and maintenance elements.
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The CDA weapon system supplies monitoring and/or assessment in six subdiscipline areas:
In the early 1950s, the forefathers of Special Operations Forces (SOF) saw a need to develop competency with the weapon systems they would train foreign forces to use.
The Aegis Weapon System is the world's premier proven naval defense system and the sea-based element of the U.
There are multiple unique technologies required for different categories of weapon systems.
Costs of the program are based on number of weapon systems in the member's inventory.
Ultimately, 15 Aegis destroyers and three Aegis cruisers will be outfitted with the ability to engage short to intermediate range ballistic missile threats and support other BMDS engagements using the Aegis BMD Weapon System and the SM-3 missile.
It is these weapon systems, facilities that support and train their forces, and the changing threat within the region that the Saudi Arabian government will examine over the next decade to determine the direction it will take.
SHCS (SW) Curtis Groshens, USN, (Gold Star in lieu of Fourth Award), Fleet Outfitting Supply Assistance Team (FOSAT) member and CAS REP Expeditor for Crudes Integrated Weapon Systems Team, Naval Supply Systems Command Weapon Systems Support, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, June 2011 to April 2015.
2 million contract for the production of MK46 Modification (Mod) 2 Gun Weapon Systems (GWS) for use on Littoral Combat Ships (LCS), and Zumwalt-class (DDG-1000) ships.
During the test, the ship's SPY-1F Aegis Weapon System detected, tracked and engaged the unmanned target with an Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile (ESSM).
CROWS is a stabilized gunner-operated weapon system, which allows the gunner to engage targets from inside a moving vehicle.
Equally important for supply chain solutions, capability will be obtained to capture all weapon system demands, sales from FMS stock, and CBS procurements for platforms operated by our allies.

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