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Arleigh Burke Flight I & Flight II Class destroyer- United States Navy
Arleigh Burke DDG 51 Guided Missile Destroyer - USN
 
 
 
Arleigh Burke Flight I & Flight II class Destroyer - United States Navy
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Description

The Arleigh Burke class guided missile destroyers are the backbone of the US Navy. They are multi-mission [Anti-Air Warfare (AAW), Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW), and Anti-Surface Warfare (ASUW)] surface combatants. The destroyer's armament has greatly expanded the role of the ship in strike warfare utilizing the MK-41 Vertical Launch System.

The Arleigh Burke class employs all-steel construction and is comprised of three separate variants or "Flights": DDG 51-71 represent the original design and are designated Flight I ships; DDG 72-78 are Flight II ships; DDG 79 and Follow ships are built or are being built to the Flight IIA design. The Flight III baseline is planned for the second ship in FY16.

The Arleigh Burke-class of guided missile destroyers (DDGs) is the United States Navy's first class of destroyer built around the Aegis Combat System and the SPY-1D multi-function Passive electronically scanned array radar. The class is named for Admiral Arleigh Burke, the most famous American destroyer officer of World War II, and later Chief of Naval Operations. The class leader, USS Arleigh Burke, was commissioned during Admiral Burke's lifetime.

Arleigh Burke–class destroyers have many combat systems. Burkes have the US Navy's latest anti-submarine combat system with active sonar, a towed sonar array, and anti-submarine rockets. They support strategic land strikes with their VLS launched Tomahawks.They are able to detect anti-ship mines at a range of 1280m.

So vital has the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMD) role of the class become that all ships of the class are being updated with BMD capability. Burke production is being restarted in place of additional Zumwalt-class destroyers.

 
Shiplist
Flight I Names
Hull Number
Builder
Launched
Commissioned
Arleigh Burke
51
Bath Iron Works
09/1989
07/1991
Barry
52
Ingalls Shipbuilding
06/1991
12/1992
John Paul Jones
53
Bath Iron Works
10/1991
12/1993
Curtis Wilbur
54
Bath Iron Works
05/1992
03/1994
Stout
55
Ingalls Shipbuilding
10/1992
08/1994
John S. McCain
56
Bath Iron Works
09/1992
06/1994
Mitscher
57
Ingalls Shipbuilding
05/1993
12/1994
Laboon
58
Bath Iron Works
02/1993
03/1995
Russel
59
Ingalls Shipbuilding
10/1993
05/1995
Paul Hamilton
60
Bath Iron Works
07/1993
05/1995
Ramage
61
Ingalls Shipbuilding
02/1994
07/1995
Fitzgerald
62
Bath Iron Works
01/1994
10/1995
Stethem
63
Ingalls Shipbuilding
07/1994
10/1995
Carney
64
Bath Iron Works
07/1994
04/1996
Benfold
65
Ingalls Shipbuilding
11/1994
03/1996
Gonzalez
66
Bath Iron Works
02/1995
10/1996
Cole
67
Ingalls Shipbuilding
02/1995
06/1996
The Sullivans
68
Bath Iron Works
08/1995
04/1997
Milius
69
Ingalls Shipbuilding
08/1995
11/1996
Hopper
70
Bath Iron Works
01/1996
09/1997
Ross
71
Ingalls Shipbuilding
03/1996
06/1997
Flight II Names
Mahan
72
Bath Iron Works
06/1996
02/1998
Decatur
73
Bath Iron Works
11/1996
08/1998
McFaul
74
Ingalls Shipbuilding
01/1997
04/1998
Donald Cook
75
Bath Iron Works
05/1997
12/1998
Higgins
76
Bath Iron Works
10/1997
04/1999
O'Kane
77
Bath Iron Works
03/1998
10/1999
Porter
78
Ingalls Shipbuilding
11/1997
03/1999
 
Variants
- DDG 51 Flight I
- DDG 51 Flight II
- DDG 51 Flight IIA
- DDG 51 Flight III
Technical Data
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Missions
» Strike against land targets
» Long range, area air defense
» Escort of high value assets such as Aircraft Carrier and Amphibious Vessels

» ASW, AAW, ASUW, EW
» Long range patrol and surveillance
Design
The ships have steel superstructures and the first comprehensive CBR protection system in a U.S. Navy ship. More than 130 tons of Kevlar or plastic armor are used for vital spaces, including 70 tons around the combat control spaces. In a weight-saving program, DDG 78 and later employed about 50 tons less structural steel than earlier ships. The hull form is unusually broad in relation to length; fin stabilizers are not fitted, but they do have rudder roll-rate reduction. Prairie/Masker air bubbler systems are fitted to the hulls and propellers to reduce machinery noise radiation below the waterline.
Weapons

Guns:
» 1x 127-mm 54-cal. Mk 45 Mod. 1 DP
» 2x 20-mm Mk 15 Mod. 12 Phalanx gatling CIWS

» 2x 25-mm 75-cal. Mk 38 Mod. 1 Bushmaster guns
» 4x 12.7mm machine guns.
Missiles:
» 90x Mk 41 Mod. 0 VLS for SM-2, SM-3, SM-6, ESSM, VLA ASROC and Tomahawk missiles
» 8x RGM-84C Harpoon SSM
Torpedoes:
» 2x triple 324-mm Mk 32 Mod. 15 ASW TT

Sensors, Electronics, Decoys
  • Combat Management, Information and Communications Systems:
    Aegis Baseline 3A/5: DDG 51,52, 54-56, 58-63, 64, 65, 67-73, 75-77 (Aera AW: SRBM, MRBM, Limited IRBM)
    Aegis Baseline 9: Modernized destroyers DDG 51, 52, 53, 57, 65, 69 (SM-6; IAMD, BMD 5.0/5.0 CU, SM-3 Blk IA, IB)
    1x Joint Tactical Information Distribution System JTIDS (Flight II)
  • Optronics:
    1x Kollmorgen Mk 46 Mod. 0 optronic director
  • Radars and Sensors:
    1x Lockheed Martin SPY-1D 3D search/weapons control radar
    1x Raytheon SPS-64(V)9 navigation radar
    1x AIL SPS-67(V)3 surface search radar
    3x Raytheon SPG-62 target illumination radar
    2x Mk 90 Phalanx fire control radar
  • Sonar:
    1x SQQ-89(V)4 suite
    1x SQS-53C(V)1 bow-mounted sonar
    1x Kingfisher mine-avoidance sonar
    1x SQR-19B(V)1 towed array sonar
  • Decoys/Counter measures/Jammers:
    1x Raytheon SLQ-32(V)5 (DDG 68–on: SLQ-32(V)3) active/passive
    1x Mk 36 Mod. 12 SRBOC decoy syst. (4 6-round Mk 137 RL)
    1x SLQ-25A Nixie towed torpedo decoy (with SSTD Phase I)
    1x SLQ-39 decoy buoy launch system
    1x Sanders SRS-1A combat D/F (DDG 72–78 only)
    4x twin Mk 53 Nulka decoy RL (DDG 52 only)
Engines/Propulsion/Power
Propulsion type: Gas
Diesel engines: 4 × G.E. LM-2500-30 gas turbines each generating 26,500 shp (19,800 kW)
2x shafts driving a five-bladed reversible controllable-pitch propeller;
 
Specifications
Type
Guided Missile Destroyer
Crew
30 officers + 302 enlisted
Operators
United States Navy
Performance
Speeds: 31+kts (max)
Range: 4,400 nm @ 50 kts
Endurance: ?
Designer / Builder
Bath Iron Works / Ingalls Shipbuilding
Displacement
8,400 tons (full load)
Aviation
Flight deck only for a MH-60
Dimensions
Length: 154/155 m
Beam: 20m
Maximum Draft: 9.3m
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Arleigh Burke Flight I & Flight II class Destroyer - United States Navy
Arleigh Burke Flight I & Flight II class Destroyer - United States Navy
Arleigh Burke Flight I & Flight II class Destroyer - United States Navy
Arleigh Burke Flight I & Flight II class Destroyer - United States Navy
Arleigh Burke Flight I & Flight II class Destroyer - United States Navy
 
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