Construction of the first Arleigh Burke Flight-class guided missile destroyer, built by Ingalls Shipbuilding, began in 1988.
Lenah Sutcliffe Higbee (DDG-123), which will be the last member of the Arleigh Burke Flight IIA class guided missile destroyer has successfully completed the sea acceptance tests carried out in the Gulf of Mexico. In the next step, the destroyer is expected to be put into service.
The U.S. Naval Naval Systems Command said in a statement last week:
“During the trials, the Navy Board of Inspection and Investigation inspected the ship, performing a series of demonstrations on the port side and underway. The ship’s onboard systems, including navigation, damage control, mechanical and electrical systems, combat systems, communications and propulsion applications, met or exceeded Navy specifications.”
Ingalls President Kari Wilkinson said: “Completing a successful sea trial is always a major achievement for our combined Ingalls and Navy crew, and the DDG-123 has performed well. We are committed to this partnership and look forward to our next opportunity to demonstrate this at our next test events for our first Flight III destroyer.”
According to the information reported by USNI News, the Arleigh Burke Flight IIA class guided missile destroyer Jack H. Lucas (DDG-125) is under construction by the Ingalls shipyard.
Arleigh Burke (AEGIS) Class Destroyer
The Arleigh Burke (AEGIS) class guided missile destroyers are a destroyer built around the AEGIS Weapon System and the SPY-1D multifunctional passive electronic array radar. Class II. It is named after Admiral Arleigh Burke, an American officer who fought in World War II.
The ship has a length of 155 meters and a displacement of 9,500 tons. The ship, which can reach a maximum speed of 30 knots, has 4 LM2500 engines developed by General Electric. The AEGIS class destroyers with a crew capacity of 323 are designed to carry 2 MH-60Rs.