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Arleigh Burke class destroyer

The Arleigh Burke class of guided missile destroyers are built around the Aegis combat system and the SPY-1D multi-function phased array radar.

General Characteristics

  • Builders: Bath Iron Works and Ingalls Shipbuilding
  • Power Plant: Four General Electric LM 2500-30 gas turbines; two shafts, 100,000 total shaft horsepower.
  • SPY-1 Radar and Combat System Integrator: Lockheed Martin
  • Length
    • Flights I and II (51-78): 505 feet (153.92 meters)
    • Flight IIA (79-99): 509 feet (155.29 meters)
    • Beam: 59 feet (18 meters)
  • Displacement
    • Hulls 51 through 71: 8315 tons full load
    • Hulls 72 through 78: 8400 tons full load
    • Hulls 79 and on: 9200 tons full load
  • Speed: in excess of 30 knots
  • Aircraft: None. LAMPS III electronics installed on landing deck for coordinated DDG-51/helo ASW operations
  • Complement: 23 officers, 300 enlisted
  • Armament: Standard missile; AGM-84 Harpoon; Vertical Launch ASROC (VLA) missiles; Tomahawk missiles; six Mk-46 torpedoes (from two triple tube mounts); one five-inch/54-caliber Mk-45 (lightweight gun); two 20mm Phalanx CIWS
  • Date Deployed: 4 July 1991 (USS Arleigh Burke)


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