Accession Number : AD1023263

Title :   Keeping Naval Guns Ready

Descriptive Note : Journal Article

Corporate Author : Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Indian Head United States

Personal Author(s) : Rogers,David L

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Report Date : 01 Mar 2016

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : Close a major maritime chokepoint and the price of gasoline would quadruple in six weeks, Secretary of the Navy Raymond Mabus said. Therefore, U.S. naval ships operate forward, partnering with other navies to protect maritime routes and the global economy. This protection depends on keeping these forward naval ships ready, particularly their guns and ammunitionthe weapons of choice for countering a multitude of threats. That gun readiness is assured with responsive technical support. It is done fast, and as far forward as possible, aided by civilian engineers from Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division in Maryland. This is a service that will be needed more as operating environments intensify and budgets tighten.

Descriptors :   littoral combat ships , naval vessels (combatant) , coast guard , munitions , control systems , marine transportation , naval guns , navy , fire control systems , explosive ordnance disposal , COMBAT READINESS , military budgets

Subject Categories : Guns
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE