Surface Ship Eject Launch Capability

Surface Ship Eject Launch System

Eject Launch provides key benefits to the Navy:

Growth Margin– Eject launch systems provide significant growth allowance for expanded mission capabilities and enable launching larger, highly energetic missiles for sea or ground based applications.

Reduced Life Cycle Cost– MLS saves money by reducing maintenance requirements, ensuring that the launch system does not limit ship life, and by leveraging proven submarine technology for the surface fleet.

Flexibility – MLS's open architecture features allow it to be reconfigured pier-side, to accommodate a change of mission or different-sized launch canisters, without ship alterations.

Safety – With eject launch, the missile is ejected clear of the ship prior to first stage ignition, eliminating restrained fire dangers intensified by increased missile sizes.