Missile Exercise

Missile Exercise
020207-N-0000R-001 At sea with USS Vandgrift (FFG 48) Feb. 7, 2002 — A standard missile leaves a trail of smoke off the Vandgrift’s starboard side, on an intercept course with an incoming "hostile" drone. Nine U.S. Navy ships took part in missile exercise (MISSILEX) 02-1, an anti-ship missile defense training evolution, and part of the Commander Task Force Seven Five (CTF 75) Multi-Sail battle group interoperability exercise. All participating ships are part of forward deployed Naval Forces based in Yokosuka and Sasebo, Japan. U.S. Navy photo by Intelligence Specialist 1st Class Matthew C. Ruble. (RELEASED)

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