US Navy takes delivery of destroyer USS Carl M. Levin
The US Navy has accepted the delivery of the future guided-missile destroyer USS Carl M. Levin (DDG 120) from General Dynamics Bath Iron Works.
As informed, the delivery ceremony took place at the firm’s shipyard on 26 January. Delivery represents the official transfer of the ship from the shipbuilder to the US Navy. Prior to delivery, the ship conducted a series of at-sea and pier-side trials to demonstrate its material and operational readiness.
A Flight IIA destroyer, DDG 120 is equipped with the latest Aegis Combat System.
The Aegis Combat System provides large-area defense coverage against air and ballistic missile targets and also delivers superior processing of complex sensor data to allow for quick-reaction decision-making, high firepower, and improved electronic warfare capability against a variety of threats.
The shipyard is also in production on future destroyers John Basilone (DDG 122), Harvey C. Barnum Jr. (DDG 124), Patrick Gallagher (DDG 127), Louis H. Wilson Jr. (DDG 126), William Charette (DDG 130), and Quentin Walsh (DDG 132).
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