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  • The USA in Russia's "Backyard" After 40 Years
    The USA in Russia's "Backyard" After 40 Years 5 May 2020
    Ships belonging to the US and UK navy carried out exercises in the Barents Sea, where Russia's Northern Fleet is located. The United States, which has not been in the Barents Sea since the 1980s, entered Russia's "backyard" today for maritime security activities for the first time in nearly 40 years. Three Arleigh Burke-class Aegis destroyers USS Donald Cook (DDG 75), USS Porter (DDG 78), USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) are supported by fast combat support ship USNS Supply ...
  • US Concentration Increasing in Europe
    US Concentration Increasing in Europe 7 April 2020
    The military intensity in the Cold War days makes itself felt again. East and West are increasing the concentration on Europe day by day. The USA is determined to increase the military intensity it has lowered in Europe after the end of the Cold War. The U.S. European Command (EUCOM), which had been requesting additional ships for a long time, requested to the deployment of two additional destroyers from Congress in early March. EUCOM Commander General Tod Wolters said in ...
  • HELIOS Step Towards Ships
    HELIOS Step Towards Ships 17 March 2020
    The increase in asymmetric threats on the sea surface forces the navies to take precautions. One of these studies is laser guns. And they are at the top of the list because their cost-effective solution offer and they can be used almost unlimitedly. The HELIOS (High Energy Laser with Integrated Optical-dazzler and Surveillance) laser system, developed in cooperation with Lockheed Martin and the US Navy, is taking firm steps towards the operational usage ...
  • Navy Integrate Laser Weapon to Destroyers
    Navy Integrate Laser Weapon to Destroyers 3 March 2020
    An issue that unmanned aerial vehicles are a threat to surface elements due to ease of production, low costs and technologies such as artificial intelligence, and this issue will often become more and more complicated in the future, which will keep the defence lobbyists busy. The widespread use of systems prompts the navies to take technological measures such as laser weapons. In the face of the rising threat multiplier of drones, the United States announced that the ODIN (Opti...
  • USS Fitzgerald Ready for Tests
    USS Fitzgerald Ready for Tests 4 February 2020
    About three years ago, the US Navy's Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62), collided with the shipping ship MV ACX Crystal, and seven people died in an accident. The platform, which has undergone maintenance and repair after the incident, will soon start sea tests. In these tests. The ship will test its navigation, damage control, mechanical and electrical systems, combat systems, as well as communications and propulsion equipment.
  • Dangerous Interaction at Black Sea
    Dangerous Interaction at Black Sea 31 December 2019
    Russia continues dangerous contacts with the units it considers as risk in the seas. Russian forces, which came to the agenda frequently with their activities in the international waters, conducted mock attacks on the destroyer of the US Navy cruising at the Black Sea. In a statement issued by the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Su-27 and / or Su-30 escorted two Su-24s of the Russian Aerospace Forces conducted dangerous training scenarios on Black Sea. Within the scope of th...
  • Zumwalt Departs on First Operational Underway
    Zumwalt Departs on First Operational Underway 12 March 2019
    Guided-missile destroyer USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) departed San Diego for its first operational underway. “Zumwalt is designed for stealth,” said Capt. Andrew Carlson, Zumwalt’s commanding officer. “This aids her role as a multi-mission surface combatant and improves the fleet commander’s options for delivery of naval combat power to meet the Navy’s emergent mission requirements.” Zumwalt is 100 feet longer and 13 feet wider than the ...
  • Arleigh Burke Fleet Growing
    Arleigh Burke Fleet Growing 20 July 2018
    Ingalss Shipbuilding which is a part of Huntington Ingalss Industries has launched the newest Arleigh Burke class guided missile destroyer of US Navy. Ship is christened as Frank E. Petersen Jr with DDG121 pennant number. Ingalls delivered a total of 30 Arleigh Burke class destroyers before. Ingalls has already building Paul Ignatus (DDG117), Lenah H. Sutcliffe Higbee (DDG123) and Jack H. Lucas (DDG125) on their sleds. The Arleigh Burke class guided missile destroyer ...
  • Keel Laid for DDG 118
    Keel Laid for DDG 118 15 May 2018
    ABD Donanması, yeni Arleigh Burke Sınıfı güdümlü füze destroyeri USS Daniel Inouye (DDG 118) için 14 Mayıs'ta General Dynamics Bath Iron Works Tersanesi'nde kızağa konma töreni düzenledi. DDG 118, Flight IIA konfigürasyonunda inşa edilecek ve entegre hava ve füze savunma kabiliyetine sahip Aegis Baseline 9 muharebe sisttemi ile donatılacak.
  • New Arleigh Burke Completed Acceptance Trials
    New Arleigh Burke Completed Acceptance Trials 7 May 2018
    US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, future USS Thomas Hudner (DDG 116), successfully completed acceptance trials on 3 May. Many of the ship’s onboard systems including navigation, damage control, mechanical and electrical systems, combat systems, communications and propulsion applications were tested to validate the US Navy requirements.  Thomas Hudner is equipped with the AEGIS Baseline 9 Combat System which includes an Integrated Air and Missile Defence ...
  • Arleigh Burke Support Contract to HII
    Arleigh Burke Support Contract to HII 19 April 2018
    Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) has been awarded to provide a range of services in support of the USS Arleigh Burke-class (DDG 51) vessels. The $27 million contract includes technical support, engineering, design and configuration management, systems engineering, turnkey management and crew training. The company has delivered a total of 30 Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyers to the US Navy to date, with several vessels still under construction.
  • DDG 116 Completes Builder’s Trials
    DDG 116 Completes Builder’s Trials 4 April 2018
    The US Navy's Arleigh Burke-class USS Thomas Hudner (DDG 116) destroyer successfully completed builder's trials on 31 March.  The DDG 51 class vessels feature an Aegis Baseline 9 Integrated Air and Missile Defence system which will enable DDG 116 to link radars with other ships and aircraft to provide a composite picture of the battlespace. USS Thomas Hudner will begin USN acceptance trials later this spring. 
  • MILGEM's LM2500 Powers Japanese Vessels
    MILGEM's LM2500 Powers Japanese Vessels 29 March 2018
    GE's LM2500 marine gas turbines now power the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Forces (JMSDF) newest destroyer JS Asahi (DD119) and have also been selected to power the United States Navy’s new DDG 126 and 127 Arleigh Burke-class destroyers. The very same engine powers Turkey's MEKO class frigates and MİLGEM. Built by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), this first of two new destroyers in the JMSDF’s Asahi-class destroyer program was recently commissioned by the JMS...
  • 65th Arleigh Burke To Be Commissioned
    65th Arleigh Burke To Be Commissioned 23 March 2018
    The US Department of Defense announced that the Navy will commission its newest guided-missile destroyer, the future USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114) during a ceremony on 24 March at Columbus Street Pier in Charleston, South Carolina. The 65th Arleigh Burke-class destroyer to be commissioned, USS Ralph Johnson was launched on 12 December 2015 and christened on 2 April 2016, during ceremonies at the Huntington Ingalls Industries shipyard. 
  • USN To Increase The Number of Destroyers
    USN To Increase The Number of Destroyers 14 February 2018
    The US Navy has released the final request-for-proposal (RfP) for a multiyear procurement (MYP) contract related to the construction of the DDG 51 Flight III Arleigh Burke-class destroyer. Only General Dynamics – Bath Iron Works (BIW) and Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) will be submitting offers which are currently building the class. The destroyers are scheduled to be built between fiscal year (FY) 2018 and FY 2022.
  • Laser Weapon to USS Arleigh Burke
    Laser Weapon to USS Arleigh Burke 1 February 2018
    Lockheed Martin has been awarded a contract by the US Navy for two high energy laser weapon systems. Under this contract, LM will develop, manufacture, and deliver two test units in fiscal 2020, one unit to be installed aboard USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51). 
  • LaWS on LPD Again
    LaWS on LPD Again 10 January 2018
    The US Navy will test the laser weapon onboard San Antonio Class LPD. San Antonio Class USS Portland (LPD-28) selected as the platform for the tests Tests to be done in the fall of this year will test the laser gun on an LPD for the first time since 2014 after USS Ponce. The US Navy wants to use the laser weapons onboard Arleigh Burke Class destroyers and America Class amphibious assault ships. Nevertheless, the San Antonio Class is not far from being integrated with LaWS.
  • USS Fitzgerald En Route For Repair Work
    USS Fitzgerald En Route For Repair Work 27 November 2017
    The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) will undergo repair work at Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) shipbuilding facility. The vessel has left Ship Repair Facility Yokosuka on 24 November and will be transported by heavy lift transport vessel Transshelf. 
  • 30th Arleigh Burke, Ready For Delivery
    30th Arleigh Burke, Ready For Delivery 26 July 2017
    The HHI-built 30th Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114) has completed a builder's trials programme. Built by shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII), USS Ralph Johnson spent four days underway in the Gulf of Mexico last week, testing the vessel’s systems and its readiness before delivery. HII has also launched the US Navy's 31st Arleigh Burke-class (DDG 51) guided missile destroyer, Paul Ignatius (DDG 117), just a week ago. ...
  • Commissioned in Pearl Harbor
    Commissioned in Pearl Harbor 17 July 2017
    The US Navy commissioned new Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS John Finn (DDG 113) with a ceremony held on 15 July at Pearl Harbor. USS John Finn (DDG 113) is the 29th Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer built by Ingalls Shipbuilding. Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers are multi-mission surface combatants capable of conducting anti-air warfare, anti-submarine warfare, and anti-surface warfare. USS John Finn will be homeported at...
  • Failed Intercept Test by USN
    Failed Intercept Test by USN 22 June 2017
    The US Navy (USN) conducted an unsuccessful ballistic missile intercept test on 21 June. Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS John Paul Jones (DDG-53) equipped with an Aegis Baseline 9.C2 combat system has failed to intercept a medium-range ballistic missile launched from the Pacific Missile Range. Although the destroyer successfully detected and tracked the target on the AN/SPY-1 phased array radar, SM-3 Block IIA launched from the vessel failed to intercept its target. ...
  • US Navy Ready for Pasific
    US Navy Ready for Pasific 21 February 2017
    The US Navy announced on its official website on Saturday that Carrier Strike Group 1/CSG 1 and Carrier Air Wing 2/CVW 2 have begun routine operations in the South China Sea. USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) carier aircraft, Squadron (DESRON) destroyer, Arleigh Burke class USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) guided missile destroyer have participated the operation. The US Navy has reported that USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier has served 16 times in the South China Sea during its 35-year service. A few...
  • The First Live Intercept Test Successful
    The First Live Intercept Test Successful 6 February 2017
    Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IIA interceptor missile has successfully completed its and first live intercept test on 3 February off the west coast of Hawaii. The missile was launched from the US Navy's Arleigh Burke-class USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53), which detected and tracked the target missile with its onboard AN/SPY-1D(V) radar using the Aegis Baseline 9.C2 weapon system. SM-3 Block IIA guided missile was jointly developed by Japan and the US. This test also marked t...
  • 30th Arleigh Burke Under Modernization
    30th Arleigh Burke Under Modernization 4 February 2017
    BAE Systems has been awarded a $51.3 million contract by the US Navy, for maintenance and modernization of Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer, USS Roosevelt (DDG 80). Powered by four General Electric LM-2500 gas turbine engines, Arleigh Burke-class destroyers have the ability of multiple target detection, identification and tracking simultaneously with its advanced air and missile defence radar. USS Roosevelt is the 30th ship in the Arleigh Burke class and w...
  • US Navy Prepares to Take Delivery of DDG 115
    US Navy Prepares to Take Delivery of DDG 115 8 January 2017
    General Dynamics announced on Jan 4th that Rafael Peralta (DDG 115) returned to the Bath Iron Works shipyard Dec. 16 after successfully completing a nearly week-long series of demonstrations for Navy reviewers. Based on the performance during the sea trials, the Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey recommended DDG 115 join the U.S. Navy fleet. DDG 115 is the first Arleigh Burke-class destroyer built by Bath Iron Works after a four-year break in the Navy’s DDG 51 pr...
  • Are 'Perry's Coming Back?
    Are 'Perry's Coming Back? 16 December 2016
    Are the Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigates the US decomissioned coming back?  The US Navy has awarded a $125,9 million contract to General Dynamics Bath Iron Works for maintenance and modernization of Arleigh Burke-class Aegis missile defense ships and Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided missile frigates. The US Navy decommissioned the last Oliver Hazard Perry-class vessel 'Simpson' in 2015. According to the US Department of Defence press release o...
  • US Navy Accepts Delivery of USS John Finn destroyer
    US Navy Accepts Delivery of USS John Finn destroyer 9 December 2016
    The Navy accepted delivery of future guided-missile destroyer USS John Finn (DDG 113) from shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) on the 75th anniversary of the attacks on Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7. John Finn is the 63rd Arleigh Burke (DDG 51)-class destroyer and the first of the DDG 51 Flight IIA restart ships.  Destroyer provides increased capabilities in anti-submarine warfare, command and control, and anti-surface warfare. Compared with Arleigh Burke's the...
  • HII launches Arleigh Burke-class destroyer
    HII launches Arleigh Burke-class destroyer 19 November 2016
    Huntington Ingalls Industries' Ingalls Shipbuilding division has launched the US Navy's future Arleigh Burke-class (DDG 51) guided missile destroyer, Paul Ignatius (DDG 117). Christened after the Secretary of the Navy from 1967 to 1969, Paul Ignatius (DDG 117) represents the 31st ship in the Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) class of destroyers that Ingalls is building for the US Navy. The Arleigh Burke-class destroyers are multi-mission ships with anti-submarine, anti-air an...
  • DDG 115 Completed its First Sea Trials
    DDG 115 Completed its First Sea Trials 24 October 2016
    DDG 115, the future USS Rafael Peralta, completed its first set of builder’s trials off the coast of Maine on 18 October. Rafael Peralta is the 65th Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) class destroyer and the first vessel Bath Iron Works built under the DDG 51 Flight IIA program since it restarted in 2010. The trials covered the ships’s operational capability of key communication, damage control, navigation and propulsion systems. Equipped with Aegis Baseline 9 Combat System, the vessel also f...
  • The US Upgrades Destroyer Arms
    The US Upgrades Destroyer Arms 30 September 2016
    The US Navy awarded BAE Systems a $ 50 million contract to upgrade four additional Mk 45 gun systems installed on its Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyers. The original  $130 million contract awarded in August 2015 covered the upgrade of six Mk 45 systems to Mod 4 configuration. The new configuration include a mechanically strengthened gun mount to allow the gun to achieve 50% higher firing energy and a fully digitised control system. 
  • 'Message to North Korea' Drill
    'Message to North Korea' Drill 27 September 2016
    The US Navy and the Republic of Korea Navy (RoKN) conducted a non-routine joint naval exercise on 26 September near the North Korean border. US Forces Korea stated that this exercise is designed to demonstrate allience against North Korea’s heightened military and nuclear threats. The US Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Spruance (DDG 111) and P-3 Orion submarine warfare and maritime patrol aircraft joined the Republic of Korea Navy’s Aegis destroyers, submarines, a...
  • UAV Hunt in Florida
    UAV Hunt in Florida 26 September 2016
    The Black Dart counter-unmanned aerial system (C-UAS) exercise held between 11-23 September off the coast of Destin, Florida has been participated by the US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyers, USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) and USS Lassen (DDG 82) which successfully tracked their targets that were launched from Eglin Air Force Base. In order to increase realistic aspect of the training, the routes of the UAS were not disclosed to the operators of C-UAS. The exerc...
  • Spares for $20 Million
    Spares for $20 Million 21 September 2016
    L-3 Communications was awarded the $20 million contract by the US Department of Defence to provide spare sensors and engineering support for US military’s Arleigh Burke-class destroyers, Ticonderoga-class cruisers and Coast Guard Offshore Patrol Cutters. All three of the vessels use MK 34 Gun Weapon Systems. The contract covers MK 20 Electro-Optical Sensor Systems, radar cross-section kits, engineering support services, and depot spares. The spares will enable check-sighting, identifica...
  • USN, RTN conduct anti-submarine exercise 26 May 2016
    United States Navy (USN) and Royal Thai Navy (RTN)  are conducting anti-submarine exercises in the Andaman Sea. The bilateral naval training, known as 'Guardian Sea, aims to enhance cooperation between the two navies in anti-submarine warfare and maritime domain awareness A USN Los Angeles-class attack submarine, Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63), a P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol craft and the RTN's sole aircraft carrier, the 182 m HTMS Chakri Naruebet R...