New potential missile launcher for Navy ships spins like a revolver

Posted at 9:02 PM, Jan 17, 2014
and last updated 2014-01-17 21:04:33-05

A new potential missile launcher for Navy ships looks and spins like a revolver.

The multi-role Centurion launcher from Chemring Countermeasures and Raytheon Missile Systems has 12 individually-controlled barrels that are stored vertically on a rotating platform, according to Wired.

In December the system passed a test when it successfully launched a Javelin missile from a prototype during testing.

The Centurion system can offer rocket-propelled munitions, mortar-launched munitions and mortar-launched submunitions, according to Raytheon.

Read more at Wired.