Surface Combatant Weapon System

Mk-48 Vertical Launching System (VLS)

for RIM-7 Sea Sparrow Missile and RIM-162 Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile (ESSM)

 

 

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Mk-48 Mod.0 VLS (8 cells) aboard a Canadian Navy Halifax-class Frigate

 

 

Used for:

RIM-7 Sea Sparrow Missile

RIM-162 Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile (ESSM)

 

 

Variants / used on (cells per module):

 

Mod.0: “on-deck” (2x RIM-7 Sea Sparrow or 4x RIM-162 ESSM)

Canadian Halifax class Frigate

Japanese Murasame class Destroyer

 

Mod.1: “bulkhead” (2x RIM-7 Sea Sparrow or 4x RIM-162 ESSM)

Netherlands Karel Doorman class Frigate

 

Mod.2: “in-deck” (16x RIM-7 Sea Sparrow or 32x RIM-162 ESSM)

Hellenic Hydra class Frigate

South Korean Gwanggaeto the Great class Destroyer

 

Mod.3: “compact module” (6x RIM-7 Sea Sparrow or 12x RIM-162 ESSM)

Royal Danish Navy STANFLEX modular mission payload system

Royal Danish Navy Niels Juel class Corvette

 

images

 

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Mk-48 Mod.0 VLS (8x2 cells) aboard a Royal Canadian Navy Halifax class Frigate

 

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Mk-48 Mod.0 VLS (4x2 cells) aboard a Royal Canadian Navy Halifax class Frigate

 

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RIM-7 Sea Sparrow was launched from the Mk-48 Mod.0 VLS aboard a Royal Canadian Navy Halifax class Frigate

 

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Mk-48 Mod.0 VLS (8x2 cells) aboard HMCS Winnipeg (FFH-338)

 

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Mk-48 Mod.0 VLS aboard a Japan Self Defense Force Murasame class Destroyer

 

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Mk-48 Mod.0 VLS aboard a Japan Self Defense Force Murasame class Destroyer

 

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Mk-48 Mod.0 VLS aboard a Japan Self Defense Force Murasame class Destroyer

 

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Mk-48 Mod.1 VLS aboard a Netherlands Karel Doorman class Frigate

 

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Mk-48 Mod.1 VLS aboard Chilean Frigate CNS Almirante Riveros (FF-18) (ex HNLMS Tjerk Hiddes)

 

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Mk-48 Mod.3 VLS (foreground) aboard HDMS Absalon (L 17)

 

 

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