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Royal Australian Navy Delegation Visits NSWC Dahlgren Division in the Wake of RIMPAC 2018
August 30, 2018
IMAGE: DAHLGREN, Va. (Aug. 16, 2018) – Dr. Chris Lloyd, High Energy Laser Lethality Lead at Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD), briefs Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Commodore Peter Leavy and his delegation at the NSWCDD Laser Lethality Lab during the RAN delegation's NSWCDD visit. Lloyd explained the importance of rigorous modeling and laboratory testing against target materials to ensure high energy laser systems are built that meet the requirements of the warfighter once fielded. NSWCDD is drawing on its knowledge of electromagnetic launchers, hypervelocity projectiles, and directed energy weapons, in addition to its established core capabilities in complex warfare systems development and integration to incorporate electric weapons technology into existing and future fighting forces and platforms. (Photo by U.S. Navy/Released)

Navy Conducts First LCS Harpoon Missile Test at RIMPAC
July 25, 2016
PACIFIC OCEAN (July 19, 2016) USS Coronado (LCS 4), an Independence-variant littoral combat ship, launches the first over-the-horizon missile engagement using a Harpoon Block 1C missile. Twenty-six nations, 40 ships and submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 30 to Aug. 4, in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. The world's largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity that helps participants foster and sustain the cooperative relationships that are critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world's oceans. RIMPAC 2016 is the 25th exercise in the series that began in 1971.