US Navy Approves $644Mln for New Arleigh Burke-Class Destroyer

 

20:29 31.03.2016(updated 21:50 31.03.2016)

According to General Dynamics, US Navy has awarded funding for another destroyer in the $3.4 billion five-ship contract capable of carrying the Aegis missile defense system.

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) The US Navy has awarded funding for another destroyer in the $3.4 billion five-ship contract capable of carrying the Aegis missile defense system, General Dynamics said in a press release on Thursday.

“The $644.3 million contract modification fully funds this ship, which was awarded as part of a multi-year competition for DDG 51 class destroyers,” press release stated. “The total value of the five-ship contract is approximately $3.4 billion.”

There are currently four Arleigh Burke-class destroyers in production — Rafael Peralta, Thomas Hudner, Daniel Inouye and Carl Levin, the release noted.

The release described the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer as “a multi-mission combatant that offers defense against a wide range of threats, including ballistic missiles.”

The destroyers carry a complete array of anti-submarine capabilities; the AEGIS combat system that tracks and destroys enemy targets; a vertical launching system; two SH-60 helicopters; advanced anti-aircraft missiles and Tomahawk anti-ship and land-attack missiles, the release noted.

Destroyers operate in support of carrier battle groups, surface action groups and amphibious groups, according to General Dynamics.

Original post sputniknews.com

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Arleigh Burke Class Destroyer

Features
Guided-missile destroyers are multi-mission surface combatants capable of conducting Anti-Air Warfare (AAW), Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW), and Anti-Surface Warfare (ASUW). The destroyer’s armament has greatly expanded the role of the ship in strike warfare utilizing the MK-41 Vertical Launch System (VLS).

DDG 51 Class Features:

  • AEGIS Weapons System (AWS) including SPY-1 Radar, 96 cell MK 41 VLS, MK 99 Fire Control System
  • AN/SQQ-89 Sonar
  • MK 45 5� Gun for ASuW, AAW), and land attack (NSFS) targets
  • 25mm CIWS and MK 38 self-defense guns
  • SLQ-32 or SEWIP Electronics warfare system
  • Helo landing capability (DDG 51-78); Dual Hangars for organic Helo support (DDG 79 and follow)
  • Four Gas Turbine Engines driving twin controllable propellers
  • Three SSGTG (Ship Service Gas Turbine Generators)
  • Robust, redundant, and survivable design with low signature requirements

General Characteristics, Arleigh Burke class
Builder: Bath Iron Works, Huntington Ingalls Industries
SPY-1 Radar and Combat System Integrator: Lockheed-Martin

Date Deployed: July 4, 1991 (USS Arleigh Burke (DDg 51)

Propulsion: Four General Electric LM 2500-30 gas turbines; two shafts, 100,000 total shaft horsepower

Length: Flights I and II (DDG 51-78): 505 feet (153.92 meters); Flight IIA (DDG 79 AF): 509 1/2 feet (155.29 meters)Beam: 59 feet (18 meters)

Displacement: 8,230 – 9,700 Ltons

Speed: In excess of 30 knots

Crew: 329 Total (32 Officer, 27 CPO, 270 Enlisted)Armament: Standard Missile (SM-2MR); Vertical Launch ASROC (VLA) missiles; Tomahawk; six MK-46 torpedoes (from two triple tube mounts); Close In Weapon System (CIWS), 5-in. MK 45 Gun, Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile (ESSM)Aircraft: Two LAMPS MK III MH-60 B/R helicopters with Penguin/Hellfire missiles and MK 46/MK 50 torpedoes. Source navy.mil

Ships:

USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51), Norfolk, VA
USS Barry (DDG 52), Norfolk, VA
USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53), San Diego, CA
USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54), Yokosuka, Japan
USS Stout (DDG 55), Norfolk, VA
USS John S McCain (DDG 56), Yokosuka, Japan
USS Mitscher (DDG 57), Norfolk, VA
USS Laboon (DDG 58), Norfolk, VA
USS Russell (DDG 59), Pearl Harbor, HI
USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60), Pearl Harbor, HI
USS Ramage (DDG 61), Norfolk, VA
USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62), Yokosuka, Japan
USS Stethem (DDG 63), Yokosuka, Japan
USS Carney (DDG 64), Mayport, FL
USS Benfold (DDG 65), San Diego, CA
USS Gonzalez (DDG 66), Norfolk, VA
USS Cole (DDG 67), Norfolk, VA
USS The Sullivans (DDG 68), Mayport, FL
USS Milius (DDG 69), San Diego, CA
USS Hopper (DDG 70), Pearl Harbor, HI
USS Ross (DDG 71), Norfolk, VA
USS Mahan (DDG 72), Norfolk, VA
USS Decatur (DDG 73), San Diego, CA
USS McFaul (DDG 74), Norfolk, VA
USS Donald Cook (DDG 75), Norfolk, VA
USS Higgins (DDG 76), San Diego, CA
USS O’kane (DDG 77), Pearl Harbor, HI
USS Porter (DDG 78), Norfolk, VA
USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79), Norfolk, VA
USS Roosevelt (DDG 80), Mayport, FL
USS Winston S Churchill (DDG 81), Norfolk, VA
USS Lassen (DDG 82), Yokosuka, Japan
USS Howard (DDG 83), San Diego, CA
USS Bulkeley (DDG 84), Norfolk, VA
USS McCampbell (DDG 85), Yokosuka, Japan
USS Shoup (DDG 86), Everett, WA
USS Mason (DDG 87), Norfolk, VA
USS Preble (DDG 88), San Diego, CA
USS Mustin (DDG 89), Yokosuka, Japan
USS Chafee (DDG 90), Pearl Harbor, HI
USS Pinckney (DDG 91), San Diego, CA
USS Momsen (DDG 92), Everett, WA
USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93), Pearl Harbor, HI
USS Nitze (DDG 94), Norfolk, VA
USS James E Williams (DDG 95), Norfolk, VA
USS Bainbridge (DDG 96), Norfolk, VA
USS Halsey (DDG 97), San Diego, CA
USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98), Norfolk, VA
USS Farragut (DDG 99), Mayport, FL
USS Kidd (DDG 100), San Diego, CA
USS Gridley (DDG 101), San Diego, CA
USS Sampson (DDG 102), San Diego, CA
USS Truxtun (DDG 103), Norfolk, VA
USS Sterett (DDG 104), San Diego, CA
USS Dewey (DDG 105), No homeport
USS Stockdale (DDG 106), San Diego, CA
USS Gravely (DDG 107), Norfolk, VA
USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108 ), San Diego, CA
USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109), Norfolk, VA
USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110), San Diego, CA
USS Spruance (DDG 111), San Diego, CA
USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112), Pearl Harbor, HI
PCU John Finn (DDG 113), Under construction
PCU Ralph Johnson (DDG 114), Under construction
PCU Rafael Peralta (DDG 115), Under construction
PCU Thomas Hudner (DDG 116), Under construction
PCU Paul Ignatius (DDG 117)
PCU Daniel Inouye (DDG 118)

As of 31.03.2016

Source military.com

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