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Standard Missile 2 Launch


Posted 9/25/2012

PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 20, 2012) The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Cowpens (CG 63) fires Standard Missiles (SM) 2 at an airborne drone during a live-fire weapons shoot. Cowpens is part of the George Washington Carrier Strike Group, the U.S. Navy's only forward deployed carrier strike group, and is conducting a routine patrol of the western Pacific region. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Paul Kelly


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