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    USS Mason upgraded with new chemical agent detection capability as Navy begins massive Fleet-wide initiative [Image 1 of 3]

    USS Mason upgraded with new chemical agent detection capability as Navy begins massive Fleet-wide initiative

    AT SEA

    02.08.2005

    Courtesy Photo

    Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division

    A new automated chemical warfare agent detection capability that successfully passed operational tests aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Mason will be installed on warships throughout the Fleet. The Navy plans to install the new system - designed to quickly alert warfighters to the presence of chemical warfare agents - on all active guided missile destroyers and cruisers, aircraft carriers, large and small deck amphibious ships, littoral combat ships and dry cargo/ammunition ships by the end of 2018. "I am excited to have the Improved Point Detection System - Lifecycle Replacement on board," said USS Mason commanding officer Cmdr. Adan Cruz. "As captain, I hold the responsibility for the safety of the crew and this system provides enhanced chemical warfare defense to ensure our sailors will return home safely." The USS Mason is pictured underway in the Persian Gulf conducting operations as a part of Destroyer Squadron 26 and the USS Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group in 2005. (U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Kristopher Wilson)

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    Date Taken: 02.08.2005
    Date Posted: 02.15.2012 14:36
    Photo ID: 525313
    VIRIN: 050208-N-#####-016
    Resolution: 1024x731
    Size: 209.19 KB
    Location: AT SEA

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