Wednesday, January 14, 2009

american destroyer photos gallery

DDG72 uss Mahan

DDG-70 uss Hopper

DDG-93 uss Chung-Hoon

DDG-90 ussChafee

DDG 94 uss Nitze

DDG-95 uss James E Williams

DDG-91 uss Pinckney

DDG-89 uss Mustin

DDG97 uss Halsey
The us navy Arleigh Burke class guided missile destroyers is built around the Aegis combat system and the SPY-1D multi-function phased array radar. The first ship was commissioned on 4 July 1991,The total cost of the first ship was US$1.1 billion.
The revised Flight IIA ships entered production in late 1997,the first "Flight IIA Arleigh Burke" ships, Oscar Austin (DDG-79). Improvements over the previous Flights include the addition of two hangars for SH-60B ASW helicopters, and a new, longer Mark 45 Mod 4 5-inch/62-caliber naval gun .starting with USS Mustin have a modified funnel design that buries the funnels within the superstructure as a signature-reduction measure. TACTAS Towed array sonar was omitted from flight IIA ships and they also lack Harpoon launchers. Ships from DDG-68 to DDG-84 have AN/SLQ-32 antennas that resemble V3 configuration similar to those deployed on Aegis cruisers, while the remainder appear to have V5 variants externally resembling ones deployed on Oliver Hazard Perry frigates. V3 has an active electronic countermeasures component while V5 is passive only. In 2007, images of some flight IIA units,show an aft CIWS had been added, though they were constructed without a CIWS.
Crew 346 (including 22 officers)
Length 153.8m
Beam 20.4m
Draught 6.3m
Displacement 9.033t (full load)
Speed 30kt
Range 4,400 miles at 20kt
The ships are armed with 56 Raytheon Tomahawk cruise missiles, and eight RGM-84 Harpoon SSM anti-ship missiles. The Standard SM-2MR block 4 surface-to-air missiles. Both Tomahawk and Standard missiles are fired from two Lockheed Martin mk41 vertical launch systems.


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