USS Boxer and the RAM Missile


09/21/2013: A RIM-116 Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) is launched from the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) during a missile firing exercise.

Boxer is underway off the coast of Southern California conducting a composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX).

RAM is the fruit of a very successful US-German arms collaboration built around a core missile developed by Hughes aircraft, and now Raytheon. 

It is in use by the American, German, South Korean, Greek, Turkish, Saudi and Egyptian navies.

COMPTUEX is a scenario-driven exercise aimed at integrating the ships of the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group through a series of live training events.

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 Credit:Defense Imagery Management Operations Center:7/18/13