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Mk-57 Vertical Launching System (VLS)
4-cell VLS Modules
 

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The Mk 57 Vertical Launching System / VLS is an evolution of Mk-41 VLS. Unlike the Mk 41, the Mk 57 is designed to be installed on the ship periphery instead of in centralized magazines. Developed by Raytheon, it provides backwards compatibility with existing missiles while allowing new missiles with significantly increased propulsion and payloads. While allowing for slightly larger missiles than the Mk 41, the primary improvement of Mk 57 is its exhaust gas management system that can accommodate new missile designs having up to 45 percent greater rocket motor mass flow rate than that of Mk 41. The unique symmetric geometry of the U-shaped gas management system facilitates the egress of gases, while minimizing flow into witness cells and reversed flow into the active cell. Another advantage is the elimination of the water deluge system, which is used to cool the missile canister in the event that the missile restraint bolts do not release after rocket motor ignition. Elimination of the water deluge system significantly reduces maintenance and personnel requirements, and protects against accidental missile wet-down.

Features:
Anti-Air Warfare (AAW)
Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW)
Land Attack/Strike

4-cell Mk-57 Peripheral Vertical Launching System (PVLS) Module:
Width: (7.25 ft / 2,21 m)
Length: (14.2 ft / 4,33 m)
Height: (26 ft / 7,93 m)
Weight: (33600 lb / 15240 kg)
Max. canister width: (28 in / 0,71 m)
Max. canister length: (283 in / 7,18 m)
Max. encanistered weight: (9020 lb / 4091 kg)


Manufacturer:
Raytheon

Used for:
RIM-162 Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile (ESSM)
RGM-109 Tomahawk
RUM-139 VL-ASROC


In use:
USA: Zumwalt class Guided Missile Destroyer (20x4= 80 cells)
  
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Mk-57 4-cell VLS modules aboard a Zumwalt class Guided Missile Destroyer

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Mk-57 Vertical Launching System (VLS) modules aboard a Zumwalt class Guided Missile Destroyer

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Mk-57 VLS modules aboard a Zumwalt class Guided Missile Destroyer

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Mk-57 VLS modules aboard a Zumwalt class Guided Missile Destroyer (forward, on both sides)

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Mk-57 VLS modules aboard a Zumwalt class Guided Missile Destroyer (aft, on both sides of the flight deck)

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Mk-57 VLS modules aboard a Zumwalt class Guided Missile Destroyer
 
 
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