The Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) on Wednesday said the defense industry is not ready to build up to three Arleigh Burke-class (DDG-51) destroyers, even while Congress is looking to pass legislation allowing the Navy to buy that many. “So right now, the Congress, at least in the current budget ...

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 ...