US Navy on the T-AKE As It Beefs Up Supply Ship Capacity

T-AKE-7, CVN-73

T-AKE 7 & CVN 73
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September 7/22: Pacific Vanguard 2022 The BQM-177A subsonic aerial target achieved full operational capability during a launch and intercept as part of Pacific Vanguard 2022 (PV 22) in the Philippine Sea on August 28. The US Navy’s next-generation target was launched from Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Alan Shepard (T-AKE 3) for a SM-2 intercept exercise for USS Barry (DDG 52) and Royal Australian Navy Anzac-class frigate HMAS Perth (FFH 157).


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