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Re: LCS Gabrielle Giffords kit
The boxes,are for the Kongsberg Naval Strike Missile (NSM) : https://www.raytheon.com/capabilities/products/naval-strike-missile-over-the-horizon-solution https://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=111075
The old ABL system was much bigger, and for Tomahawk missiles, which have greater range, but are heavier, and require a larger launcher.
Cyberhobby /Dragon is coming out with a new 1/700 scale Independence class LCS kit of the USS Gabrielle Giffords LCS-10 that shows a modification to the design .
Instead of a deck mounted vertical launch system
in front of the bridge it has 2 boxes mounted on stands. Called Sea Strategic missiles system.
So is this an updated version of the old Armored
Box Launcher system of the 1980's for cruise missiles?
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