Griffen missiles tested

Tests in the Arabian Sea send strong signal to region.

U.S. Navy Coastal Patrol Ships Conduct Griffin Missile Shoot

By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kevin J. Steinberg, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command Public Affairs

U.S. 5th Fleet’s Combined Task Force (CTF) 55 conducted missile and naval gun exercises against high speed maneuvering targets during a Griffin Missile System (GMS) fleet firing Sept. 16-18.

Coastal patrol ships USS Firebolt (PC 10), USS Monsoon (PC 4), USS Thunderbolt (PC 12), USS Hurricane (PC 3), and USS Sirocco (PC 6) participated in the event, which was designed to enhance their ability to defend minesweepers and other coastal patrol ships from potential threats.

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