Navy’s Newest Missile Launcher Resembles Spinning Revolver Barrel

By: | January 5th, 2014

A multi-role Chemring Centurion launcher has successfully fired a Raytheon-Lockheed Martin Javelin missile and hit a static target on Salisbury Plain in England. The new Centurion launcher, in conjunction with Raytheon’s combat missiles, provides an evolutionary defense technology for ships, resembling a spinning revolver barrel when fired.

The missile launcher was designed to be effective against fast inshore attack craft, yet durable to be placed anywhere from small to large boats.

The Centurion features 12 individually-controlled barrels on a rotating platform, which can be loaded extremely fast, with ease, and with any round.

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