The Arleigh Burke-class Guided Missile Destroyer – The world’s most successful post-war surface combatants

The USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) class of guided missile destroyers can rightfully be called the most successful class of surface combatants in the post-World War II era.  The lead ship was commissioned in 1991, and the Navy is still building them at Huntington Ingalls Industries Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Miss., and General Dynamics Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine.  A total of 89 have been procured through FY2022, (with 70 delivered as of February 2022), including two in FY2022.

Edward Lundquist – – Dec 21, 2022

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