AFRL successfully tests ship-sinking munitions

By Shelley K. Mesch / April 29, 2022 at 2:27 PM
The Air Force Research Laboratory Thursday successfully tested an airborne method of sinking ships. An F-15E Strike Eagle destroyed a full-scale surface vessel in the Gulf of Mexico by releasing a modified GBU-31 Joint Direct Attack Munition, AFRL announced Friday. It was the second experiment in the QUICKSINK Joint Capability Technology Demonstration, which is designing an air-based, low-cost weapon to target maritime threats. “QUICKSINK is an answer to an urgent need to neutralize maritime threats to freedom around the world,”...

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