The Navy commissioned the newest guided-missile destroyer, the USS Daniel Inouye (DDG-118), on Dec. 8 at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Hawaii. DDG-118 is the 69th overall Arleigh Burke-class destroyer and a Flight IIA model. It was built by General Dynamics’ Bath Iron Works [GD] at its Bath, ...

The Navy accepted delivery of the future USS Frank E. Petersen Jr. (DDG-121) Arleigh Burke-class Flight IIA guided-missile destroyer on November 30 from shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries [HII]. HII built the vessel at its Ingalls Shipbuilding division in Pascagoula, Miss. Delivery came over ...

The Navy and General Dynamics’ [GD] Bath Iron Works (BIW) announced the start of fabrication of another Arleigh Burke-class (DDG-51) Flight III destroyer, the future USS Quentin Walsh (DDG-132), in a ceremony on Nov. 16. DDG-132 will be the sixth overall Flight III DDG-51, which means it will ...

Raytheon Technologies [RTX] started installing the first AN/SPY-6(V)1 radar on the Navy’s new Flight III Arleigh Burke-class DDG-51 Aegis destroyer, the future USS Jack H. Lucas (DDG-125), the company said on Feb. 9. The SPY-6, known as the Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR), aims to improve ...

The future Arleigh Burke-class Flight IIA destroyer USS Daniel Inouye (DDG-118) finished acceptance trials on Feb. 4 following a day underway off the coast of Maine. The trials on the General Dynamics’ Bath Iron Works [GD] ship included inspections by the Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey ...

Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) awarded BAE Systems a $104 million contract on Aug. 13 to conduct a scheduled depot maintenance period for the USS Preble (DDG-88). This contract aims to maintain, modernize, and repair the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer. The contract announcement underscored under ...