MK 48 Vertical Launch System (VLS)
MK 48 Vertical Launch System (VLS) is the launcher for the SeaSparrow anti-aircraft missile. There are 4 variants of this launch system: MOD0, MOD1, MOD2, and MOD3. MOD0 is configured so it can be distributed about the deck. MOD1 can be mounted on a bulkhead like on the side of a hanger. MOD2 can be directly mounted on the superstructure. The MOD3 is extremely compact and can be installed on a 1,000 ton or smaller ship .
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