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A US Navy guided-missile destroyer fires a Harpoon missile in this bad ass photo

Illustration for article titled A US Navy guided-missile destroyer fires a Harpoon missile in this bad ass photo

And the rockets red glare. Here’s a bad ass picture of the USS Fitzgerald firing off a Harpoon missile during a drill. After seeing the photo, everything—why the USS Fitzgerald is classified as a destroyer, why the missile is called Harpoon—makes sense.

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The US Navy:

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) fires a Harpoon missile during a live-fire drill. Fitzgerald is on patrol in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.

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lostengineer
lostEngineer

I’m confuzzled, why is the torpedo boat destroyer firing an anti-ship over the horizon missile an apt name? Shouldn’t the RUM-139 rocket launched torpedo be called a harpoon? Then again, the ship would be short on rum.... never a good thing.