US Navy plans to buy two destroyers annually while developing DDG(X).
Posted On Friday, 04 February 2022 12:10
According to a tweet published by GDBIW on February 4, 2022, the U.S. Navy stated it's committed to buying two Flight III Arleigh Burke-class destroyers per year as it transitions to DDG(X).
Artist rendering of the DDG(X) (Picture source: U.S. Navy)
The Arleigh Burke-class destroyer is a multi-mission combatant that offers defense against a wide range of threats, including ballistic missiles. It operates in support of carrier battle groups, surface action groups, amphibious groups and replenishment groups, providing a complete array of anti-submarine, anti-air and anti-surface capabilities.
Arleigh Burke-class destroyers combine the AEGIS combat system, the Vertical Launching System, (VLS) an advanced ASW system, two embarked SH-60 helicopters, advanced anti-aircraft missiles and Tomahawk anti-ship and land-attack missiles. Designed for survivability, the ships incorporate all-steel construction and gas turbine propulsion.
The Flight III upgrades include more powerful missile defense radar, increased shipboard power production and hull enhancements.
The DDG(X) program, also known as the Next-Generation Guided-Missile Destroyer program, is a United States Navy program to develop a class of surface combatant vessels.