Narwhal 20A (by Nexter) remotely operated naval ship cannon system
Nexter the French Defence company with its Narwhal Naval remote weapon systems is particularly designed for use in light ships with very high manoeuvrability for monitoring and close-in combat actions but may also be suitable for heavier tonnage ships. The effectiveness of the weapon is optimised by a stabilised sight associated with a fire-control system, while improving the operator's safety.
In its basic configuration, the NARWHAL consists of a gyrostabilised mounting armed with a 20 mm cannon, a day camera and a fire-control system which is remotely-contolled from a control panel enabling system operation, target acquisition and tracking and fire opening by the operator
She just got commissioned Sept. 21, 2012. Good looking ship
US Marine Corp combined exeedcise with the US Navy
These are the Marines of VMFA-251 during their 2011 Cruise. On board the USS Enterprise, the Thunderbolts supported coalition troops in Operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. Although the squadron just returned home, work ups start for our next combat deployment in early 2012 where we will take part in the Big E's final cruise after over 50 years of service.