Why? Because Raptors are expensive!
USS Leyte Gulf Fires MK-45 5-inch/62 Caliber Lightweight Guns
ATLANTIC OCEAN (Nov. 17, 2018) The guided-missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55) fires her MK-45 5-inch/62 caliber lightweight guns during a Pre-Action Calibration Fire (PAC-FIRE) evolution as part of a Surface Warfare Advanced Tactical Training (SWATT) exercise. USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) carrier strike group (CSG) cruiser-destroyer (CRUDES) units are conducting the first East CRUDES SWATT. SWATT is led by Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center (SMWDC) and is designed to increase warfighting proficiency, lethality and interoperability of participating units. (U.S. Navy video by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jesse Marquez Magallanes/Released)