Mark 11 missile launcher
|Mark 11 Guided Missile Launching System|
RIM-24 Tartar blue and white Training Surface to Air Missiles (T-SAMs) being displayed on the port Mark 11 launcher of the guided missile cruiser USS Chicago
|Type||Guided Missile Launching System|
|Place of origin||United States of America|
|Used by||United States Navy|
|Rate of fire||1 Tartar salvo every 20 seconds|
The Mark 11 guided missile launching system (GMLS) is a twin-arm missile launcher designed for use on frigates and other military vessels.
The launcher could use the RIM-24 Tartar or RIM-66 Standard MR missile and was used on Albany class cruisers and the first thirteen Charles F. Adams class destroyers. The destroyers had one launcher at the rear of the ship while the cruisers had 2 launchers mounted amidships on either side of the ship. New Threat Upgrade added the ability to launch RGM-84 Harpoon anti-ship missiles. The single armed Mark 13 missile launcher was similar in size and footprint and was used in the later Charles F. Adams class destroyers instead of the Mark 11.
An RGM-84A Harpoon antiship cruise missile is fired from a Mark 11 launcher aboard the guided missile destroyer USS Lawrence
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