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  • 5 July 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The U.S. Navy is celebrating 25 years since the first Arleigh Burke-class destroyer joined the navy. Captain Mark Vandroff, DDG 51 Major Program Manager, PEO Ships, was among the first to man the rails of the new class of U.S. Navy ships on July 4, 1991. In an article written for the Naval History and Heritage […]

  • 12 April 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy has named the next Arleigh-Burke class destroyer, DDG 120 during a ceremony held April 12 in Detroit, USA. The Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced that the next destroyer will be named Carl M. Levin in honor of the longest serving senator in Michigan history. The ship will be constructed at Bath Iron […]

  • 18 September 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    U.S. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced the names for two new Arleigh Burke-class destroyers in a ceremony at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium on September 17. DDG 125, will be named Jack H. Lucas in honor of the Marine Corps hero and Medal of Honor recipient while DDG 126 would be named Louis H. Wilson Jr. in honor […]

  • 13 March 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy named its 76th Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer in honor of Marine Corps Vietnam veteran and Navy Cross recipient Lance Cpl. Patrick Gallagher. In 1966, Gallagher, who immigrated from Ballyhaunis, Ireland in 1962, joined the Marine Corps where he served in H-Company, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division during Operation Hastings […]

  • 2 June 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (NYSE:HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division authenticated the keel of the destroyer Delbert D. Black (DDG 119) on June 1, 2016. DDG 119 is the third ship in the FY2013-FY2017 multi-year procurement contract to start fabrication. The future USS Paul Ignatius (DDG 117) has already begun fabrication at HII. Daniel Inouye (DDG 118) is […]

  • 30 April 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Timken Gears & Services Inc. is being awarded a $62,5 million modification to previously awarded contract to exercise an option to procure two Main Reduction Gear (MRG) shipsets for Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) Class Destroyers. The MRG is the set of gears that transmit the power from two main propulsion power turbines to the propulsion […]

  • 5 December 2013
    Industry news

    DRS Technologies, a Finmeccanica Company, announced today that its Laurel Technologies business unit in Johnstown, PA., has been awarded an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity five-year contract with a total potential value of up to $22 million for upgrades to the repair station consoles (RSC) on DDG 51-class ships. RSC systems automate and integrate shipboard damage control […]

  • 23 September 2013
    Industry news

    A naming ceremony was held at Naval Base San Diego for the Arleigh-Burke class guided- missile destroyers USS John Finn (DDG 113), USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114) and USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115) Sept. 20. Friends and family attended the ceremony and Lt. Gen. John A Toolan Jr., Marine Expeditionary Force commanding general, gave the […]

  • 11 June 2018
    Authorities, Industry news

    The US Navy has awarded General Dynamics Bath Iron Works a contract to provide lead yard services for the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer program. The contract was announced June 8 and is valued at $49.8 million for the first year with four option years, with a total contract value of $304.8 million. Bath Iron […]

  • 23 February 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy sailors aboard Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) arrived in Plymouth, United Kingdom, for a regular port visit and for the opportunity to complete the Flag Officer Sea Training (FOST) certification FOST is an advanced warfare certification training event conducted with the Royal Navy. FOST delivers through-life operational training across all […]

  • 4 October 2018

    Spanish shipbuilder Navantia announced it has received a contract extension for the maintenance of four US Navy destroyers forward-deployed to the Spanish Navy base Rota. The original contract first entered into force in November 2013 and includes one-year extension options until November 2020. According to the shipbuilder, the contract is worth EUR57 million and will […]

  • 20 June 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy is set to christen future Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Daniel Inouye (DDG 118) in a ceremony in Bath, Maine, on June 22. The future USS Daniel Inouye is named in honor of Daniel Inouye, who served as a United States Senator for Hawaii from 1963 until his death in 2012. He […]

  • 30 July 2017

    The U.S. Navy commissioned its 69th Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115) in a ceremony at Naval Air Station North Island on July 29. The General Dynamics-built ship is named in honor of Navy Cross recipient Marine Corp Sgt. Rafael Peralta. During the second battle of Fallujah, he smothered a grenade with […]

  • 18 November 2015
    Authorities, Industry news

    The keel of the U.S. Navy’s future Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, USS Thomas Hudner (DDG 116), was authenticated during a ceremony at the Bath Iron Works (BIW) shipyard on November 16. The ship’s keel was authenticated by Ms. Barbara Miller, wife of the former superintendent of the Naval Academy, Vice Adm. Michael Miller. Medal of Honor […]

  • 27 April 2018

    The newly commissioned Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114) is scheduled to arrive at its homeport of Naval Station Everett on April 27, the US Navy said. Ralph Johnson will be the sixth US Navy destroyer homeported in Everett, including USS Momsen (DDG 92), USS Shoup (DDG 86), USS Gridley (DDG 101), […]

  • 10 July 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The U.S. Navy announced that its newest Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, the future USS John Finn (DDG 113) is set to be commissioned on July 15 at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam’s Pier Kilo 10. Adm. Harry Harris, Jr., commander of U.S. Pacific Command, will deliver the commissioning ceremony’s principal address. Laura Stavridis, the wife of […]

  • 16 May 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Sailors aboard the U.S. Navy’s guided-missile destroyer USS Stout (DDG 55) departed their Norfolk homeport May 14 for a scheduled deployment to the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of operations. Stout recently completed a training cycle in preparation for deployment while simultaneously assisting two other strike groups prepare for theirs. “My crew has been […]

  • 7 August 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded contracts from the U.S. Navy, General Dynamics Bath Iron Works and Huntington Ingalls Industries to provide integrated bridge and navigation systems and steering gear systems to modernize Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyers (DDGs).   Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) exercised options for the acquisition and testing of five integrated […]

  • 1 April 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics a $644.3 million contract modification for the planning and construction of Harvey C. Barnum (DDG 124) Arleigh Burke-class destroyer. This modification fully funds this ship, which was awarded as part of a multi-year competition for DDG 51 class destroyers awarded in 2013. The total value of the five-ship contract is approximately […]

  • 31 March 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy has awarded Huntington Ingalls Industries a $618 million contract modification to fund construction of the Arleigh Burke-class (DDG 51) guided missile destroyer DDG 123. The ship is the fourth of five destroyers the company was contracted to build in June 2013. Ingalls was previously awarded $55 million in advance procurement for DDG 123, making […]

  • 9 December 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy has contracted General Dynamics Bath Iron Works for the continuation of Arleigh Burke-class (DDG 51) lead yard services and Flight III upgrade design efforts. This $59 million contract extends the services for engineering, technical support, special studies and Flight III design work for Arleigh Burke-class ships through December 2017. The Flight III […]

  • 24 December 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class destroyer Paul Ignatius (DDG 117) completed acceptance trials in the Gulf of Mexico on December 20, the US Navy announced. The 67th ship in the class returned to Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Pascagoula shipyard following the two-day test. During acceptance trials, the ship and its crew performed a series of demonstrations […]

  • 12 November 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    General Dynamics Bath Iron Works (BIW) held a steel-cutting ceremony on November 9 to mark the official start of construction of the future USS Patrick Gallagher (DDG 127). The milestone was marked with a ceremony held in the shipyard’s fabrication shop during which US Senator Susan Collins made the initial cut to the first plate […]

  • 14 November 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Momsen (DDG 92) completed a seven-month deployment to the Western Pacific and returned to Naval Station Everett, Washington. The ship deployed to the Indo-Asia Pacific as part of an inaugural Pacific Surface Action Group (PAC SAG) together with two San Diego based ships, USS Decatur (DDG 73) and USS Spruance […]

  • 29 December 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The U.S. Navy’s future Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115) completed acceptance trials December 16 after spending two days underway off the coast of Maine. USS Rafael Peralta is the third Flight IIA Restart destroyer laid down in October 2014 and christened a year later by the U.S. Navy at the General Dynamics’ Bath […]

  • 7 May 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy’s eighth Flight III Arleigh Burke-class destroyer will be named in honor of US Senator Sam Nunn, the Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer announced on May 6. “Senator Nunn’s impact on the Navy and Marine Corps team cannot be overstated,” Spencer said. “His leadership in the Senate, specifically as the long-serving […]

  • 17 July 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The U.S. Navy commissioned its newest Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, USS John Finn (DDG 113), in a ceremony at Hawaii’s Pearl Harbor on July 15. The destroyer is named after Chief Aviation Ordnanceman John Finn, who was World War II’s first Medal of Honor recipient. Adm. Chester Nimitz said Finn displayed, “magnificent courage in the […]

  • 12 January 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    The commissioning ceremony for future USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114) will take place in the late hero’s hometown of Charleston, South Carolina, U.S. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced January 11. The ship is named for Marine Pfc. Ralph Henry Johnson, a native of Charleston, who posthumously received the Medal of Honor for his heroic […]

  • 9 March 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    Construction of the US Navy’s future Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Louis H. Wilson Jr. (DDG 126) officially began at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works (BIW) shipyard on March 3. The milestone was marked by a ceremony at BIW’s structural fabrication facility in Brunswick, Maine. As explained, DDG 126 will be the first Arleigh Burke-class destroyer […]