The DDG 51-class Aegis guided missile destroyers provide a wide range of war fighting capabilities in multi-threat air, surface and subsurface environments. These ships respond to Low Intensity Conflict/Coastal and Littoral Offshore Warfare (LIC/CALOW) scenarios as well as open-sea conflict independently or as units of Carrier Strike Groups (CSG), Expeditionary Strike Groups (ESG) and Missile Defense Action Groups.
The Arleigh Burke-class destroyer is equipped with the Navy’s Aegis Combat System, the world’s foremost integrated naval weapon system which includes the AN/SPY-1D phased array radar, the most powerful air search radar in the Navy. The AN/SPY-1D radar scans in all directions simultaneously to detect, track and engage hundreds of aircraft and missiles. State-of-the-art C4I (Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence) systems provide the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer crew with total situational awareness.
When integrated with the Aegis Combat System, the Cooperative Engagement Capability (CEC) permits groups of ships and aircraft to link their radars to provide a composite picture of the battle space, effectively increasing the theater space. The capability is designed to provide the Navy with a 21st Century fighting edge.
The Arleigh Burke-class destroyer is a multi-mission combatant offering the most capable surface warships ever built, with the requisite weapons, electronics, helicopter support facilities, propulsion, auxiliary and survivability systems to successfully carry out the Navy’s missions.
Ingalls Shipbuilding Wins U.S Navy Contract to Build Five DDG 51 Destroyers
Ingalls Shipbuilding has been awarded a fixed-price incentive, multiyear contract for construction of five Arleigh Burke-class destroyers (DDG 51s) for the U.S. Navy. The contract, announced today, has a total value of $3.33 billion and includes options for engineering change proposals, design budgeting requirements and post-delivery availabilities, which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of the contract to approximately $3.39 billion.
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