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  • 2 May 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Following a successful ballistic missile defense test of the U.S. Navy’s next-generation Air and Missile Defense Radar in March this year, the Navy now awarded Raytheon a contract for the construction of the first three units. Under a $327.1 million contract, Raytheon is to build three low-rate initial production units to be fitted on the DDG 51 Flight […]

  • 5 August 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy has not demonstrated sufficient acquisition and design knowledge regarding its next-generation Flight III destroyer procurement approach and opportunities exist to enhance oversight, a study carried out by the U.S. Government Accountability Office study has revealed. If the Navy procures the lead Flight III ship in fiscal year (FY) 2016 as planned, limited […]

  • 8 May 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    US shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries has officially started fabrication of the first “Flight III” Arleigh Burke-class (DDG 51) destroyer, the future USS Jack H. Lucas (DDG 125). The ceremony took place May 7 after shipbuilders at Ingalls Industries cut the first 100 tons of steel. “The start of fabrication on a new destroyer is always […]

  • 28 September 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The US Navy has awarded two contracts totaling over $9 billion for the construction of Flight III configuration Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers. Awarded on September 27, the fiscal years (FY) 2018 – 2022 multiyear procurement (MYP) contracts will see General Dynamics Bath Iron Works (GDBIW) and Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) build four and six ships, respectively. GDBIW […]

  • 9 February 2018
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    The US Navy on February 8 released the final request for proposal (RFP) for a multiyear contract for Flight III Arleigh Burke-class destroyer construction. The DDG 51 multiyear procurement (MYP) contract will cover fiscal years 2018 to 2022 and will be limited to competition between the two current DDG 51 class shipbuilders, General Dynamics – Bath […]

  • 19 March 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy’s fifth Flight III Arleigh Burke-class destroyer will be named in honor of Medal of Honor recipient, Hospital Corpsman Master Chief William Charette, US Navy secretary Richard V. Spencer has announced. Charette, a native of Ludington, Michigan, joined the Navy in 1951 and served in the Korean War in the Fleet Marine Force […]

  • 11 September 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The U.S. Navy’s new AN/SPY-6(V) Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR) radar concluded a simultaneous air and ballistic missile defense (BMD) flight test off the west coast of Hawaii, September 7. This was the latest in a series of tests for the radar which is to be fitted on the navy’s Flight III Arleigh Burke-class […]

  • 28 June 2017
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    The U.S. Navy has awarded Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division a contract modification to incorporate the “Flight III” upgrades to the Arleigh Burke-class (DDG 51) guided missile destroyer Jack H. Lucas (DDG 125). The ship is the fifth of five destroyers the company was originally awarded in June 2013. DDG 51 Flight III will […]

  • 7 May 2019
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    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 […]

  • 9 February 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Huntington Ingalls Inc. was awarded a $13,5 million modification to previously awarded contract for DDG 51 Class Flight III upgrade design services. The main goal of the Flight III upgrade is to replace the SPY-1D(V) radar with the Air and Missile Defense Radar. This modification to the existing DDG 51 Class Lead Yard Services contract […]

  • 29 September 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    The US Navy has awarded General Dynamics Bath Iron Works a contract modification fully funding the construction of two new Arleigh Burke-class destroyers, DDG 126 and DDG 127. DDG 126 was awarded under the contract that was part of a multi-year competition for DDG 51-class destroyers in 2013. DDG 127 was approved by Congress under separate […]

  • 31 March 2017
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The U.S. Navy announced it completed a successful flight test of the AN/SPY-6(V) Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR) off the west coast of Hawaii. During the March 15 flight test, designated Vigilant Hunter, the AN/SPY-6(V) AMDR searched for, detected and maintained track on a short-range ballistic missile target launched from the Pacific Missile Range […]

  • 21 May 2020
    Equipment & technology, Vessels

    Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division achieved a substantial milestone on May 20 with the successful lift of the aft deckhouse onto US Navy’s future guided missile destroyer Jack H. Lucas (DDG 125). The 320-ton aft deckhouse includes radar equipment rooms, main engine intake and exhaust compartments, electric shop, and staterooms. “Our entire shipbuilding […]

  • 7 January 2019
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    The US Navy’s third Flight III Arleigh Burke destroyer will be named in honor of US senator Ted Stevens, who represented Alaska from 1968 to 2009, US Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer has announced. “Senator Stevens was a staunch supporter of a strong Navy and Marine Corps team who served our nation with […]

  • 7 June 2019
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    DDG 132, the US Navy’s 82nd Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, will be named in honor of Coast Guard Capt. Quentin Walsh, who was awarded the Navy Cross for his service during World War II. “Capt. Walsh was a hero whose efforts during World War II continue to inspire, and his leadership in securing the French port […]

  • 17 October 2019
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    Future USS John E. Kilmer will be the 84th ship in its class.  

  • 9 March 2020
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    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 […]

  • 9 January 2019
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    The US Navy’s 79th Arleigh Burke-class destroyer will be named after navy Vietnam veteran, Navy Cross recipient, and former US Senator from Alabama, Admiral Jeremiah Denton. “Admiral Denton’s legacy is an inspiration to all who wear our nation’s uniform,” said Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer, announcing his decision. “His heroic actions during a […]

  • 24 December 2018
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    The US Navy Sea Systems Command has awarded General Dynamics’ Bath Iron Works a $910,723,811 contract modification for the construction of the yet unnamed Flight III Arleigh Burke-class destroyer DDG 132. DDG 132 is the fifth DDG 51 awarded to GDBIW as part of a multi-year contract which was announced in September this year. The […]

  • 27 March 2019
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    US Navy’s sixth Flight III Arleigh Burke-class destroyer will be named in honor of Korean War veteran, and Navy Cross Recipient, Aviation Machinist’s Mate 3rd Class George M. Neal, the US Navy secretary has announced. Neal, a native of Springfield, Ohio, served with Helicopter Utility Squadron ONE (HU-1), a Navy Helicopter rescue unit embarked from […]

  • 15 August 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The radar that is to be fitted on the US Navy’s Flight III Arleigh Burke guided-missile destroyers has passed its third significant ballistic missile defense test. Raytheon, the company contracted to deliver the radars to the navy, announced on August 15 that the AN/SPY-6(V) acquired and maintained a long-range missile target track, from launch through flight. The test […]

  • 11 November 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    Shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries hosted a keel laying ceremony for the US Navy’s first Flight III destroyer, the future USS Jack H. Lucas (DDG 125), on November 7. Although the official start of fabrication began in May 2018, authenticating the ship’s keel symbolically recognizes the joining of modular components and represents the ceremonial beginning of […]

  • 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 […]

  • 1 July 2020
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division has been awarded a $936 million contract for the construction of an additional Arleigh Burke-class (DDG 51) Flight III destroyer for the US Navy.

  • 18 May 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR) program, AN/SPY-6(V), successfully completed its System Critical Design Review (CDR) April 29 the US Navy reported May 15. The review assessed the complete radar system design baseline including its readiness for incorporation into Flight III of the Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) class guided-missile destroyer. The CDR assessed system […]

  • 27 December 2019
    Equipment & technology

    Raytheon Company will build two additional shipsets of SPY-6 radars under a USD 250 million contract with the U.S. Navy, bringing its orderbook to a total of nine radar shipsets to DDG-51 Flight III destroyers. SPY-6 is a family of next generation, integrated air and missile defense radars that scale to meet the mission requirements […]

  • 25 September 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The US Navy’s new AN/SPY-6(V) Air and Missile Defense Radar tracked multiple targets during its third dedicated flight test at the Pacific Missile Range Facility, Kauai, Hawaii. According to radar manufacturer Raytheon, the AN/SPY-6(V) proved integrated air and missile defense performance against a short-range ballistic missile target and multiple anti-ship cruise missile targets. The radar searched for, detected […]

  • 30 May 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    The Navy’s Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR) Program successfully completed a Hardware Delta Preliminary Design Review (PDR) in conjunction with the prime contractor, Raytheon, in Tewksbury, Massachusetts, May 21.   The Hardware Delta PDR was the first major design review on this contract. Completed on schedule, this “delta” review was focused on design updates […]

  • 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 […]