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Contractors crane the MK-15 Phalanx Close-In Weapons System (CIWS) onto the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70).
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SAN DIEGO (Oct. 26, 2012) Contractors crane the MK-15 Phalanx Close-In Weapons System (CIWS) onto the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson is pierside at Naval Air Station North Island undergoing Planned Incremental Availability. The U.S. Navy has a 237-year heritage of defending freedom and projecting and protecting U.S. interests around the globe. Join the conversation on social media using #warfighting. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy A. Hazel/Released)

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