Marines Fire Anti-Ship Missile from Back of Unmanned Truck to Hit Target at Sea
29 Apr 2021
Military.com | By Gina Harkins
Marines scored a direct hit in a first-ever live-fire test in which they launched a Navy missile from the back of an unmanned tactical vehicle to strike a surface target at sea.
The Marine Corps has combined two existing technologies to produce a deadly new way to hit targets offshore. Coined NMESIS, the Navy Marine Expeditionary Ship Interdiction System can launch naval strike missiles from the back of a modified Joint Light Tactical Vehicle, or JLTV, to destroy targets on land or at sea.
Raytheon Missiles and Defense, which makes the naval strike missile, announced Wednesday that the Marine Corps used NMESIS to hit a target in the water from Point Mugu Sea Range in California. The missile can take out targets from more than 100 nautical miles away.https://www.military.com/daily-news/2021/04/29/marines-fire-anti-ship-missile-back-of-unmanned-truck-hit-target-sea.html