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Destroyers - DDG

DDG 51 and DDG 1000 destroyers are warships that provide multi-mission offensive and defensive capabilities. Destroyers can operate independently or as part of carrier strike groups, surface action groups, amphibious ready groups, and underway replenishment groups.

Guided-missile destroyers are multi-mission surface combatants capable of conducting Anti-Air Warfare (AAW), Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW), and Anti-Surface Warfare (ASUW). The destroyer's armament has greatly expanded the role of the ship in strike warfare utilizing the MK-41 Vertical Launching System (VLS).

DDG 51 Class Features:
  • AEGIS Weapons System (AWS) including SPY-1 Radar, 96 cell MK 41 VLS, MK 99 Fire Control System
  • AN/SQQ-89 Sonar
  • 5-inch MK 45 Gun for ASuW, AAW, and land attack targets
  • 25mm CIWS and MK 38 self-defense guns
  • SLQ-32 or SEWIP Electronics warfare system
  • Helo landing capability (DDG 51-78); Dual Hangars for organic Helo support (DDG 79 and follow)
  • Four Gas Turbine Engines driving twin controllable propellers
  • Three SSGTG (Ship Service Gas Turbine Generators)
  • Robust, redundant, and survivable design with low signature requirements

  • DDG 1000 Class Features:
  • Eighty Advanced Vertical Launch System (AVLS) cells, two 155 millimeter (mm) Advanced Gun System (AGS), and two 30mm Close In Guns (CIGS)
  • A boat bay and stern boat ramp for two 7 meter (m) Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats (RHIBs), designed with room for two 11m RHIBs
  • Aviation capacity for two MH-60R or one MH-60R and three Vertical Take-off Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)
  • Powered by an Integrated Power System (IPS) with propulsion via Advanced Induction Motors (AIM) and electrical distribution through the Integrated Fight Through Power (IFTP) system
  • A superstructure with integrated apertures and low signature profile
  • Advanced sensors including a SPY-3 Multi-Function Radar
  • A wave-piercing "Tumblehome" hull form
    DDG 51 Background:
    The Arleigh Burke class (DDG 51) destroyers replaced the Charles F. Adams class (DDG 2). The Arleigh Burke class was designed with an all-new hull form, incorporating much of the Spruance class (DD 963) destroyer propulsion and machinery plant, and the integrated Aegis Weapons System (AWS) proven on the Kidd class (DD 993) destroyers and installed on the larger Ticonderoga class cruisers. AWS is composed of the SPY-1 multi-function phased array radar, advanced AAW and ASW systems, VLS, and the Tomahawk Weapon System. DDG 51 was commissioned on July 4, 1991, and the class is still in production. Over the decades the class has been continuously upgraded with advanced sensors and weapons and improved support systems.

    The Arleigh Burke class employs all-steel construction and is comprised of four separate variants or "Flights." DDG 51-71 represent the original design and are designated as Flight I ships; DDG 72-78 are Flight II ships; The Flight IIA design began with DDG 79 and will continue to be built until the Flight III baseline begins, planned for incorporation on an FY16 hull. Flight III will continue the evolution of the DDG 51 class with the addition of the Air and Missile Defense Radar (SPY-6) providing improved sensitivity for long-range detection and engagement of advanced threats. The Flight III radar system requires upsized ship service generators and chiller plants.

    Sixty two ships are currently operating in the fleet (DDG 51 - 112). An additional fourteen ships are under contract with shipbuilders Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) or General Dynamics Bath Iron Works (GD BIW). Of these fourteen ships, the USS John Finn (DDG 113) delivered in December 2016, is the first new-construction destroyer equipped with the Baseline 9 version of the Aegis Combat System, and another eight ships are under construction.

    Like most modern U.S. surface combatants, the DDG 51 class utilizes gas turbine propulsion. Employing four General Electric LM 2500 gas turbines to produce 100,000 total shaft horsepower via a dual-shaft design, Arleigh Burke- class destroyers are capable of achieving over 30 knots in open seas.

    The Flight IIA design includes the addition of the Kingfisher mine-avoidance capability, a pair of helicopter hangars which provide the ability to deploy with two organic Lamps MK III MH-60 helicopters, blast-hardened bulkheads, zonal electrical distributed system, and advanced networked systems. Additionally, DDGs 91-96 provide accommodations for the A/N WLD-1 Remote Mine-hunting System. The first Flight IIA, USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79), was commissioned in August 2000.

    A complete Open Architecture computing environment is the foundation for new construction and modernized in-service ships. This upgrade plan consists of a new Multi-Mission Signal Processor to accommodate additional Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) capability and an improvement to radar performance in the littoral regions. Additional upgrades include: Cooperative Engagement Capability (CEC), Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile (ESSM), CIWS Blk 1B, SEWIP, and NULKA. The Arleigh Burke- class MK-41 Vertical Launching System (VLS) are upgraded to support SM-3 and newer variants of the SM missile family. Throughout their expected service life, DDG 51 destroyers will continue to provide multi-mission offensive and defensive capabilities with the added benefit of sea-based protection from the ballistic missile threat.

    A DDG modernization program is underway to provide a comprehensive mid-life upgrade that will ensure the DDG 51 class will maintain mission relevance and remain an integral part of the Navy's Sea Power 21 Plan. The modernization changes are also being introduced to new construction ships to increase the baseline capabilities of the newest ships in the class, and to provide commonality between new construction ships and modernized in-service ships. The goal of the DDG modernization effort is to reduce workload requirements and increase war fighting capabilities while reducing total ownership cost to the Navy. In-service ships can be modernized by two distinct packages–Combat Systems (C/S) and Hull, Mechanical, and Electrical (HM&E) upgrades. The HM&E package includes new Gigabit Ethernet connectivity in the engineering plant and a Digital Video Surveillance System (DVSS), along with the Integrated Bridge Navigation System (IBNS), an Advanced Galley, and other habitability modifications. A complete Open Architecture computing environment is the foundation for ships receiving the C/S war fighting improvements. This upgrade plan consists of a new Multi-Mission Signal Processor to accommodate additional Ballistic Missile Defense capability and an improvement to radar performance in the littoral regions. Additional upgrades include: Cooperative Engagement Capability (CEC), Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile (ESSM), CIWS Blk 1B, SEWIP, and NULKA. The Arleigh Burke-class MK-41 Vertical Launching System (VLS) will be upgraded to support SM-3 and newer variants of the SM missile family. Throughout their expected service life, DDG 51 destroyers will continue to provide multi-mission offensive and defensive capabilities with the added benefit of sea-based protection from the ballistic missile threat.

    DDG 1000 Background:

    Developed under the DD(X) destroyer program, the Zumwalt- class destroyer (DDG 1000) is the lead ship of a class of next-generation multi-mission surface combatants tailored for land attack and littoral dominance with capabilities that defeat current and projected threats. DDG 1000 will triple naval surface fires coverage as well as tripling capability against anti-ship cruise missiles. DDG 1000 has a 50-fold radar cross section reduction compared to current destroyers, improves strike group defense 10-fold and has 10 times the operating area in shallow water regions against mines. For today's warfighter, DDG 1000 fills an immediate and critical naval-warfare gap, meeting validated Marine Corps fire support requirements.

    The multi-mission DDG 1000 is tailored for sustained operations in the littorals and land attack, and will provide independent forward presence and deterrence, support special operations forces, and operate as an integral part of joint and combined expeditionary forces. Its multi-mission design and littoral capabilities make it a 100 percent globally deployable asset to the Fleet.

    Designed to combat the threats of today as well as those of coming decades, these ships are equipped with numerous advanced technology and survivability systems.

    DDG 1000 is the first U.S. Navy surface combatant to employ an innovative and highly survivable Integrated Power System (IPS). Key design features that make the DDG 1000 IPS architecture unique include the ability to provide power to propulsion, ship's service, and combat system loads from the same gas turbine prime movers. DDG 1000's power allocation flexibility allows for potentially significant energy savings and is well-suited to enable future high energy weapons and sensors.

    The wave-piercing Tumblehome ship design has provided a wide array of advancements. The composite superstructure significantly reduces cross section and acoustic output making the ship harder to detect by enemies at sea. The design also allows for optimal manning with a standard crew size of 147 sailors, with an air detachment of 28 thereby decreasing lifecycle operations and support costs.

    DDG 1000 will employ active and passive sensors and a Multi-Function Radar (MFR) capable of conducting area air surveillance, including over-land, throughout the extremely difficult and cluttered sea-land interface.

    Each ship features a battery of two AGS.

    General Dynamics Bath Iron Works (BIW) is responsible for design, construction, integration, testing and delivery of the DDG 1000 class, and DDG 1002 steel deckhouse, hangar and aft Peripheral Vertical Launch System (PVLS). Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) is responsible for the fabrication of the composite deckhouse, helo hangar and aft PVLS for DDG 1000 and DDG 1001. Raytheon is responsible for software development and integration with BAE providing the AGS and LRLAP.

    The Navy procured three Zumwalt- class destroyers which are named in honor of former Chief of Naval Operations, Elmo R. "Bud" Zumwalt Jr.

    Construction on DDG 1000 (Zumwalt) commenced in February 2009; the ship delivered on 20 May 2016 and was commissioned on October 15, 2016. In its homeport of San Diego, the ship will enter post-delivery availability (PDA), Combat Systems Activation (CSA) period and Initial Operational Test and Evaluation (IOT&E) as part of the process toward achieving Initial Operational Capability (IOC). the PDA will commence in 2017, with activation of combat systems beginning shortly thereafter.

    DDG 1001 was named Michael Monsoor in October 2008 by then-Secretary of the Navy Donald Winter, honoring Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Monsoor, a Navy SEAL who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions in Ramadi, Iraq, Sept. 29, 2006. DDG 1001 start of fabrication took place in October 2009. In July 2014, Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) delivered the DDG 1001 composite deckhouse to the Navy. Monsoor was christened June 18, 2016 and launched two days later on June 20th.

    In April 2012, DDG 1002 was named Lyndon B. Johnson by Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus. The selection of Lyndon B. Johnson honors the nation's 36th president and continues the Navy tradition of naming ships after presidents. DDG 1002 start of fabrication took place April 4, 2012. The DDG 1002 Keel Laying took place January 2017.
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    Naval Sea Systems Command
    Washington, D.C. 20376
    General Characteristics, Arleigh Burke class
    Builder: Bath Iron Works, Huntington Ingalls Industries
    SPY-1 Radar and Combat System Integrator: Lockheed-Martin
    Date Deployed: July 4, 1991 (USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51)
    Propulsion: Four General Electric LM 2500-30 gas turbines; two shafts, 100,000 total shaft horsepower
    Length: Flights I and II (DDG 51-78): 505 feet (153.92 meters); Flight IIA (DDG 79 AF): 509 1/2 feet (155.29 meters)
    Beam: 59 feet (18 meters)
    Displacement: 8,230 - 9,700 Ltons
    Speed: In excess of 30 knots
    Crew: 329 Total (32 Officer, 27 CPO, 270 Enlisted)
    Armament: Standard Missile (SM-2MR); Vertical Launch ASROC (VLA) missiles; Tomahawk; six MK-46 torpedoes (from two triple tube mounts); Close In Weapon System (CIWS), 5-in. MK 45 Gun, Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile (ESSM)
    Aircraft: Two LAMPS MK III MH-60 B/R helicopters with Penguin/Hellfire missiles and MK 46/MK 50 torpedoes

    USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51), Norfolk, VA
    USS Barry (DDG 52), Norfolk, VA
    USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53), San Diego, CA
    USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54), Yokosuka, Japan
    USS Stout (DDG 55), Norfolk, VA
    USS John S McCain (DDG 56), Yokosuka, Japan
    USS Mitscher (DDG 57), Norfolk, VA
    USS Laboon (DDG 58), Norfolk, VA
    USS Russell (DDG 59), Pearl Harbor, HI
    USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60), Pearl Harbor, HI
    USS Ramage (DDG 61), Norfolk, VA
    USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62), Yokosuka, Japan
    USS Stethem (DDG 63), Yokosuka, Japan
    USS Carney (DDG 64), Mayport, FL
    USS Benfold (DDG 65), San Diego, CA
    USS Gonzalez (DDG 66), Norfolk, VA
    USS Cole (DDG 67), Norfolk, VA
    USS The Sullivans (DDG 68), Mayport, FL
    USS Milius (DDG 69), San Diego, CA
    USS Hopper (DDG 70), Pearl Harbor, HI
    USS Ross (DDG 71), Norfolk, VA
    USS Mahan (DDG 72), Norfolk, VA
    USS Decatur (DDG 73), San Diego, CA
    USS McFaul (DDG 74), Norfolk, VA
    USS Donald Cook (DDG 75), Norfolk, VA
    USS Higgins (DDG 76), San Diego, CA
    USS O'Kane (DDG 77), Pearl Harbor, HI
    USS Porter (DDG 78), Norfolk, VA
    USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79), Norfolk, VA
    USS Roosevelt (DDG 80), Mayport, FL
    USS Winston S Churchill (DDG 81), Norfolk, VA
    USS Lassen (DDG 82), Yokosuka, Japan
    USS Howard (DDG 83), San Diego, CA
    USS Bulkeley (DDG 84), Norfolk, VA
    USS McCampbell (DDG 85), Yokosuka, Japan
    USS Shoup (DDG 86), Everett, WA
    USS Mason (DDG 87), Norfolk, VA
    USS Preble (DDG 88), San Diego, CA
    USS Mustin (DDG 89), Yokosuka, Japan
    USS Chafee (DDG 90), Pearl Harbor, HI
    USS Pinckney (DDG 91), San Diego, CA
    USS Momsen (DDG 92), Everett, WA
    USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93), Pearl Harbor, HI
    USS Nitze (DDG 94), Norfolk, VA
    USS James E Williams (DDG 95), Norfolk, VA
    USS Bainbridge (DDG 96), Norfolk, VA
    USS Halsey (DDG 97), San Diego, CA
    USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98), Norfolk, VA
    USS Farragut (DDG 99), Mayport, FL
    USS Kidd (DDG 100), San Diego, CA
    USS Gridley (DDG 101), San Diego, CA
    USS Sampson (DDG 102), San Diego, CA
    USS Truxtun (DDG 103), Norfolk, VA
    USS Sterett (DDG 104), San Diego, CA
    USS Dewey (DDG 105), No homeport
    USS Stockdale (DDG 106), San Diego, CA
    USS Gravely (DDG 107), Norfolk, VA
    USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108), San Diego, CA
    USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109), Norfolk, VA
    USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110), San Diego, CA
    USS Spruance (DDG 111), San Diego, CA
    USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112), Pearl Harbor, HI
    USS John Finn (DDG 113), Pearl Harbor, HI
    PCU Ralph Johnson (DDG 114), under construction
    USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115), San Diego
    PCU Thomas Hudner (DDG 116), under construction
    PCU Paul Ignatius (DDG 117) - under construction
    PCU Daniel Inouye (DDG 118), under construction
    PCU Delbert D. Black (DDG 119), under construction
    PCU Carl M. Levin (DDG 120) - under construction
    PCU Frank E. Petersen, Jr. (DDG 121) - under construction
    John Basilone (DDG 122) - pre-construction
    Lenah H. Sutcliffe Higbee (DDG 123) - pre-construction
    Harvey C. Barnum, Jr. (DDG 124) - pre-construction
    General Characteristics, Zumwalt class
    Builder: General Dynamics Bath Iron Works
    SPY-3 Radar and Combat System Integrator: Raytheon is the prime contractor responsible for the Design and Development of the ZUMWALT Mission System, including software, Combat Systems Equipment (CSE) and many of the sensors for the DDG 1000 Class.
    Propulsion: (2) Main Turbine Generators (MTG); (2) Auxiliary Turbine Generators (ATG); (2) 34.6 MW Advanced Induction Motors (AIM)
    Length: 610 ft.
    Beam: 80.7 ft.
    Displacement: 15,995 metric tons
    Speed: 30 kts
    Crew: 175 (including 28 person air det)
    Armament: (80) Advanced Vertical Launch (AVLS) cells for Tomahawk, ESSM, Standard Missile; (2) Advanced Gun System (AGS) 155 mm guns; (2) MK 46 Close In Guns (CIGS)
    Aircraft: (2)MH60R or (1) MH60R and (3) VTUAVs
    USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000), San Diego, CA
    PCU Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001), under construction
    PCU Lyndon B. Johnson (DDG 1002), under construction
    Last Update: 17 July 2017