Athena II
Defender of the Fleet  
48" x 36" oil (1992)
revised (2004)
Orbital ATK  

USS Arleigh Burke fires a Standard Missile SM-2 and an Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile against incoming enemy targets. Standard Missile is the primary medium-range weapon of the Aegis missile system. The high-speed Evolved Sea Sparrow is designed to be the fleet's new close-in weapon.

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