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MK 60 Griffin Missile System (GMS)

 
Description
The MK-60 is a surface-to-surface missile system installed for ship self-defense to counter small boat threats.
 
Background
The Mark 60 GMS is being installed aboard cyclone class ships - patrol coastal (PC) combatant. Ten ships will be forward deployed, assigned to Commander, 5th Fleet located in Manama, Bahrain, and installed with the GMS at program completion. Assistant secretary of the Navy (Research, Development, and Acquisition) approved the integration and deployment of the Griffin Missile onboard PC platforms as part of a rapid deployment capability (RDC) leveraging existing government off-the-shelf (GOTS), commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) and non-developmental items (NDI). The RDC for the GMS was approved in June 2011 and achieved initial operational capability in October 2013. PC combatants with GMS installed possess a layered small boat defense capability building upon the point defense provided with the Mark 38 gun weapon system. The Mark 60 GMS consists of the following system components: Mark 4 battle management system (BMS), Mark 208 griffin launcher module, AN/SSQ-133 BRITE Star II EO/IR, LRF and LD sensor and the BGM-176B Griffin B all-up-round (AUR).
 
Point Of Contact
Office of Corporate Communication
Naval Sea Systems Command (00D)
Washington, D.C. 20376
 
General Characteristics
Primary Function: Surface-to-surface missile system for ship self-defense against small boat threats.
Contractor: Griffin B AUR contractor is Raytheon Missile Systems
BS II contractor is FLIR Systems Inc.
BMS is a NSWC DD GOTS
GLM is a NSWC DD GOTS
Date Deployed: 2013
Range: ~ 3.0nm (effective range)
Type Fire: Single launch, multiple salvo
Caliber: 5 inch
Guidance System: semi-active lock (SAL)
Platforms: USS Tempest (PC 2), Manama, Bahrain
USS Hurricane (PC 3), Manama, Bahrain
USS Monsoon (PC 4), Manama, Bahrain
USS Typhoon (PC 5), Manama, Bahrain
USS Sirocco (PC 6), Manama, Bahrain
USS Squall (PC 7), Manama, Bahrain
USS Chinook (PC 9), Manama, Bahrain
USS Firebolt (PC 10), Manama, Bahrain
USS Whirlwind (PC 11), Manama, Bahrain
USS Thunderbolt (PC 12), Manama, Bahrain
 
Last Update: 30 January 2017