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Surface Vessel Weapon System
Mk-48 Vertical Launching System (VLS)
for RIM-7 Sea Sparrow Mssile 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
  

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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 (8x2 cells) aboard a Royal Canadian Navy Halifax class Frigate

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RIM-7 Sea Sparrow missile 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 Maritime Self Defense Force Murasame class Destroyer

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

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

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Mk-48 Mod.1 VLS aboard a Royal Netherlands Navy 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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