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USS Blue Ridge action

A round is fired from the Phalanx Close-In Weapons System aboard U.S. 7th Fleet flag ship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19). The Phalanx CIWS combines a 20 mm Gatling gun with search and tracking radar to provide surface ships with defense against anti-ship missiles. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Fidel C. Hart /Released)



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Date Taken:05.31.2012

Date Posted:05.31.2012 06:07

Photo ID:591492

VIRIN:120531-N-CP762-244

Resolution:1080x719

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Location:SOUTH CHINA SEA, AT SEAGlobe

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