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MK 13/22 Guided Missile Launching System

The Guided Missile Launching Systems (GMLS) Mk 13 and Mk 22 are fast reaction, compact pointing launchers. Tthere are over 100 GMLS Mk 13 Mods 0 through 7 serving the US Navy and 14 allied fleets. GMLS Mk 13 Mods 0 through 3 provides capability to fire TARTAR missiles for antiair warfare, and GMLS Mk 13 Mods 4 through 7 provide capabilities for both the antiair Standard Missile 1 and the antiship guided missile (AGM) 84 HARPOON. The GMLS Mk 22 is currently serving onboard Spanish frigates transferred from the US Navy, and provides TARTAR missile capabilities. GMLS Mk 13 and Mk 22 designs both provide 3 main component groups: launching system controls, the below-deck missile magazine, and a trainable single guide-arm launcher located topside. System controls electronically monitor, direct, and provide test and fault isolation for all GMLS operations.

The magazine contains a rotatable ready service ring for missile storage and centrally located mechanical components. The

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