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A large gun fires on the deck of a ship.
220917-N-LK647-0007.JPG Photo By: Petty Officer 2nd Class Malachi Lakey

ATLANTIC OCEAN - 220917-N-LK647-0077 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Sept. 17, 2022) The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60) fires the ship’s forward 5-inch gun as part of a live fire exercise during Surface Warfare Advanced Tactical Training (SWATT). Normandy is underway as part of the Gerald R. Ford Carrier Strike Group conducting SWATT exercises to increase lethality, ensure combat readiness, and promote tactical innovation. SWATT is led by the Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center, whose mission is to increase the tactical proficiency and lethality of the surface force. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Malachi Lakey)


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