Naval Strike Missile Now Aboard USS Mobile (LCS 26)

by Petty Officer 2nd Class Vance Hand
11 April 2022

Naval Strike Missile Now Aboard USS Mobile (LCS 26)
20411-N-ZS023-1010 NAVAL BASE SAN DIEGO (April 11, 2022) Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Mobile (LCS 26) completed installation of a Naval Strike Missile launch frame April 8, 2022. LCS is a fast, agile, mission-focused platform designed to operate in near-shore environments, winning against 21st-century coastal threats. LCS is capable of supporting forward presence, maritime security, sea control, and deterrence. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Vance Hand)
Naval Strike Missile Now Aboard USS Mobile (LCS 26)
Naval Strike Missile Now Aboard USS Mobile (LCS 26)
20411-N-ZS023-1010 NAVAL BASE SAN DIEGO (April 11, 2022) Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Mobile (LCS 26) completed installation of a Naval Strike Missile launch frame April 8, 2022. LCS is a fast, agile, mission-focused platform designed to operate in near-shore environments, winning against 21st-century coastal threats. LCS is capable of supporting forward presence, maritime security, sea control, and deterrence. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Vance Hand)
Photo By: Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Vance Hand
VIRIN: 220420-N-N0831-0001
The Independence-variant littoral combat ship (LCS) USS Mobile (LCS 26) completed installation of its Naval Strike Missile (NSM) launch module on April 8, 2022.

The Naval Strike Missile used in the launch module is a long-range, precision-strike weapon that can find and destroy enemy ships over the horizon. The NSM is produced by a partnership composed of Raytheon Missiles and Defense alongside the Norwegian defense company Kongsberg Defense Aerospace.

"It was awesome to see the speed at which the system was installed, and my crew trained to employ it,” said Cmdr. Christopher Wolff, commanding officer of Mobile Blue Crew. “Having the NSM aboard MOBILE provides a significant increase in capabilities for LCS and what we can provide fleet commanders."

With an advanced seeker for precision targeting, the NSM evades enemy radar and defense systems and defense systems and a 500-pound class warhead with a programmable fuse. The NSM system can also be deployed during ground-based or amphibious operations.

"The NSM packs a punch that allows LCS to project power over the horizon," said Cmdr. Christopher Bland, commanding officer of Mobile Gold Crew. “And we will be ready to deliver if called upon.”

The addition of the NSM bolsters LCS capabilities to deter threats and expand mission capability in addition to the ship’s mission module.

 

The Littoral Combat Ship is a fast, agile, mission-focused platform designed to operate in near-shore environments, winning against 21st-century coastal threats. The LCS is capable of supporting forward presence, maritime security, sea control, and deterrence.

For more news from Commander, Littoral Combat Ship Squadron One, visit https://www.surfpac.navy.mil/comlcsron1/ or follow on Facebook at www.facebook.com/COMLCSRONONE/

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