The aircraft carrier CVN 71 USS Theodore Roosevelt’s close-in weapons system (CIWS) successfully tracked and fired upon a mobile surface target earlier this month during a Combat System Ship Qualification Trial (CSSQT) surface gun exercise (Gunex). "If there was to be a malfunction with the ship’s other weapons systems, the CIWS would be the last-resort self-defense system to protect us from approaching enemies," says Fire Controlman 1st Class Kevin Landry, assigned to ...

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