NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - The USS Harry S. Truman's combat systems are undergoing operational tests this week.
The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier left Norfolk on Monday and conducted pre-aim calibration fire.
Fire Controlman 3rd Class Ronda Jones says the Truman's close-in weapons system will be tested during two drills.
In one drill, the system will track and fire at a drone towed by aircraft. The other drill involves a remote controlled high-speed moving surface target.
Fire Controlman 2nd Class Michael Desantis says the Truman's missile systems will be tested by firing an unarmed missile at a drone controlled from shore. The goal is to see how close the missile can get to the drone without hitting it.