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    The Navy will christen the newest Arleigh Burke class guided-missile destroyer, Jason Dunham.

    Post  Russian Patriot on Wed Jul 29, 2009 6:05 pm

    The Navy will christen the newest Arleigh Burke class guided-missile destroyer, Jason Dunham, Aug. 1, 2009, during a 10 a.m. EDT ceremony at Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine.

    Designated DDG 109, the new destroyer honors Cpl. Jason L. Dunham, the first Marine awarded the Medal of Honor for Operation Iraqi Freedom. Dunham was born in Scio, N.Y., Nov. 10, 1981, sharing the same birthday as the U.S. Marine Corps.

    On April 14, 2004, Dunham’s squad was conducting a reconnaissance mission in Karabilah, Iraq, when his battalion commander’s convoy was ambushed. When Dunham’s squad approached to provide fire support, an Iraqi insurgent leapt out of a vehicle and attacked Dunham. As Dunham wrestled the insurgent to the ground, he noticed that the enemy fighter had a grenade in his hand and immediately alerted his fellow Marines. When the enemy dropped the live grenade, Dunham took off his Kevlar helmet, covered the grenade, and threw himself on top to smother the blast. In an ultimate selfless act of courage, in which he was mortally wounded, he saved the lives of two fellow Marines.

    Retired Gen. Michael W. Hagee, former commandant of the U. S. Marine Corps, will deliver the ceremony's principal address. Debra Dunham will serve as sponsor of the ship named for her late son. In accordance with Navy tradition, she will break a bottle of champagne across the ship’s bow and christen the ship.

    Jason Dunham, the 59th Arleigh Burke class destroyer, will be able to conduct a variety of operations, from peacetime presence and crisis management to sea control and power projection. Jason Dunham will be capable of fighting air, surface and subsurface battles simultaneously and contains a myriad of offensive and defensive weapons designed to support maritime warfare in keeping with “A Cooperative Strategy for 21st Century Seapower,” the new maritime strategy that postures the sea services to apply maritime power to protect U.S. vital interests in an increasingly interconnected and uncertain world.

    Cmdr. M. Scott Sciretta, born in South Amboy, N.J., is the prospective commanding officer of the ship and will lead the crew of 276 officers and enlisted personnel. The 9,200-ton Jason Dunham is being built by Bath Iron Works, a General Dynamics company. The ship is 509 feet in length, has a waterline beam of 59 feet, and a navigational draft of 31 feet. Four gas turbine engines will power the ship to speeds in excess of 30 knots.

    Additional information on Arleigh Burke class destroyers is available online at http://www.navy.mil/navydata/fact_display.asp?cid=4200&tid=900&ct=4.





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    Arleigh Burke class destroyer

    Post  George1 on Thu Feb 16, 2012 9:13 am

    The Arleigh Burke class of guided missile destroyers (DDGs) is the United States Navy's first class of destroyer built around the Aegis Combat System and the SPY-1D multi-function phased array radar. The class is named for Admiral Arleigh "31-Knot" Burke, the most famous American destroyer officer of World War II, and later Chief of Naval Operations. Admiral Burke was alive when the class leader, the USS Arleigh Burke, was commissioned.

    The first ship of the class was commissioned on 4 July 1991. With the decommissioning of the last Spruance-class destroyer, USS Cushing, on 21 September 2005, the Arleigh Burke-class ships became the U.S. Navy's only active destroyers and the class has the longest production run for any US Navy surface combatant. After the Fletcher class and Gearing class, the Arleigh Burke class is planned to be the most numerous class of destroyer to ever serve in the US Navy.

    With an overall length of 510 feet (160 m), displacement of 9200 tons, and weaponry including over 90 missiles, the Arleigh Burke-class ships are larger and more heavily armed than most previous ships classified as guided missile cruisers.
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    Re: Arleigh Burke class destroyer

    Post  Viktor on Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:29 pm

    Best destroyer in the world and most numerous. US should better opt for more Burks than those few DDG-1000.
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    Re: Arleigh Burke class destroyer

    Post  George1 on Thu Feb 16, 2012 6:15 pm

    It is mainly a surface strike vessel, Harpoon launchers have been removed and 60% of Mk 41 cells are fitted with Tomahawk LACM.
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    Re: Arleigh Burke class destroyer

    Post  Viktor on Thu Feb 16, 2012 7:12 pm

    George1 wrote:It is mainly a surface strike vessel, Harpoon launchers have been removed and 60% of Mk 41 cells are fitted with Tomahawk LACM.

    Its all around vessel. Two Mk 41 allowed it to launch variety of missiles for different purposes. Tomahawk is just one of them.

    SM-2 for PGM/fighter/(even civilian ones) Twisted Evil, SM-3 for ASAT/ballistic missiles, ESSM for point defence, ASROC for dealing with subs and offcourse Tomahawk for dealing with inland objectives.
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    Re: Arleigh Burke class destroyer

    Post  TR1 on Thu Feb 16, 2012 7:13 pm

    Those ships are basically cruisers, calling them destroyers is funny at this point.


    Their anti ship weaponry is still pretty weak though Wink.
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    Re: Arleigh Burke class destroyer

    Post  Viktor on Thu Feb 16, 2012 9:21 pm

    TR1 wrote:Those ships are basically cruisers, calling them destroyers is funny at this point.


    Their anti ship weaponry is still pretty weak though Wink.

    Same as Type45, or Kuznjecov classification as cruiser LOL.

    Yes US Harpoon is subsonic non stealth missile but on the other hand there is not much need of USN to fight other navies up to a point.
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    Re: Arleigh Burke class destroyer

    Post  George1 on Sun Mar 08, 2015 1:48 pm

    Raytheon Enters New Phase of Next Generation Radar Development

    Raytheon announced on Wednesday that it has completed a preliminary design review (PDR) for the Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR) that will be fitted onto the Flight III Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyers.

    At the same time, the company announced that it has also completed the Integrated Baseline Review for the system. With the PDR completed, Raytheon will embark on what is called the engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) phase of the program.

    “With the technology risks retired in the earlier technology development phase and cost reduction initiatives already implemented, we’re now fully focused on the fabrication of the AMDR system and completion of the engineering and manufacturing development phase,” said Kevin Peppe, vice president of Raytheon’s seapower capability systems business area in a release.

    Once development of the AMDR radar is completed, it will be fitted on to the second Burke-class destroyer built in fiscal year 2016. The 14-foot AMDR radar, which will fit into the ship’s deckhouse in much the same ways at the current SPY-1D radar, is expected to be revolutionary in many ways.

    Constructed as an active electronically scanned array radar using Gallium Nitride-based transmit/receive modules, the Navy expects the system to be 30 times more power than the SPY-1 for about twice the electrical power input. It is Gallium Nitride technology that is enabling Raytheon to build the Flight III with the AMDR without straining the power and cooling capacity of the Burke-class hull.

    The AMDR’s active electronically scanned array design will also enable digital beam forming, leading to a much more precise tracking. Further, the system could potentially be used to perform electronic attacks—a capability not found on any current Navy warship.

    One advantage of the AMDR is that it is a scalable design that could be adapted for other vessels. The system is modular and groups of transmit/receive modules can be grouped together to form a radar for whatever application—either a smaller or larger vessel. However, at present, the Navy has no plans to fit the AMDR onto another type of warship.
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    Re: Arleigh Burke class destroyer

    Post  George1 on Wed Apr 01, 2015 11:22 pm

    US Navy Awards $610 Million Contract for Advanced Destroyer Construction

    The US Navy awarded defense contractor General Dynamics a $610 million contract to fully fund the construction of an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer as part of a $3.4 billion contract to build five destroyers, General Dynamics said in a statement on Wednesday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The Arleigh Burke-class destroyer carries the AEGIS radar and communications missile tracking system, anti-aircraft missiles and Tomahawk anti-ship and land-attack missiles as well as two helicopters.

    “The Arleigh Burke-class destroyer is a multi-mission combatant that offers defense against a wide range of threats, including ballistic missiles,” General Dynamics explained in the statement.

    “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,” it added.

    The work will be carried out at the Bath Iron Works in the US state of Maine, where three other Arleigh Burke-class destroyers are in various stages of construction.

    The Bath Iron Works is also building three Zumwalt-class destroyers.

    Read more: http://sputniknews.com/military/20150401/1020339417.html#ixzz3W5wQGIVy
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    Re: Arleigh Burke class destroyer

    Post  George1 on Fri May 01, 2015 9:29 am

    US Navy to Christen New Guided Missile Destroyer

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    Arleigh Burke Class Destroyer

    Post  AirCargo on Mon May 11, 2015 1:57 am

    Navy’s Anti-Surface Tomahawk Test ‘Game Changing’

    By: Sam LaGrone

    Updated: February 11, 2015 5:48 PM

    SAN DIEGO, CALIF. - The Pentagon’s number two civilian praised a January test of Raytheon Tomahawk missile that successfully struck a moving maritime target calling it a “game changing capability.”  Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work used the test of the Block IV Tomahawk as an example of quickly adapting existing technology in new ways of an example of the defense innovation in line with the pursuit of the Pentagon’s Third Offset Strategy.
    “A big part of the Third Offset Strategies is to find new and innovative ways to deploy promising technologies,” Work said during a keynote speech at the WEST 2015 conference.  “This is potentially a game changing capability for not a lot of cost. It’s a 1000 mile anti-ship cruise missile.”  The benefits of using the Tomahawk as an anti-ship missile include the ability for the weapon to be used on a variety of U.S. Navy platforms.  “It’s a 1000 mile anti-ship cruise missile,” he said.  It can be used by practically by our entire surface and submarine fleet.”
    In the test, a Block IV fired from USS Kidd (DDG-100) struck a moving maritime target while being guided by a F/A-18 Super Hornet that issued instructions to the missile mid-
    flight.  The Tomahawk test is also in line with U.S. surface forces new, “distributed lethality” concept to put more offensive power on U.S. surface ships.  "Tom Rowden talks about having distributed lethality in the fleet and this is exactly the way we can go about doing it,” Work said.
    In January, U.S. director of surface warfare said modifying existing weapon systems would be a component of the distributed lethality concept.
    “I go take a seeker – if that’s my problem – and I glue it on the front end of an existing missile. If it doesn’t go far enough, I put a new backend on it. If someone around the world is already flying it, I go buy it,” Rear Adm. Peter Fanta said in January.  Work said the addition of a new seeker on the Tomahawk could preclude the need to develop a new high power anti-ship missile (ASM) – considered an urgent need by U.S. forces in U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM).  “What happens if we take another step and just make an advanced seeker on the Tomahawk, rather than building a new missile?” Work said “We believe if we make decisions like that that we will be able to out turn potential adversaries and maintain our technological superiority.”
    The Navy is currently testing a next generation ASM, the Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM).  Early iterations of the Tomahawk included an anti-ship variant – the Tomahawk Anti-Ship Missile (TASM). However most of the missiles were taken out of the Navy inventory in the early 1990s  .Currently, the Navy’s ASM is the RGM-84 Harpoon anti-ship missile – a decades old anti-ship missile – has thought to have been eclipsed in range and sophistication by weapons developed internationally, USNI News understands.
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    Re: Arleigh Burke class destroyer

    Post  max steel on Mon May 11, 2015 6:34 am

    Tomahawk is no longer used in US navy . Old news .
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    Re: Arleigh Burke class destroyer

    Post  AirCargo on Tue May 12, 2015 8:59 am

    max steel wrote:Tomahawk is no longer used in US navy  . Old news .

    Apparently is being tested to make a come back.
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    Re: Arleigh Burke class destroyer

    Post  max steel on Tue May 12, 2015 2:06 pm

    LRASM can be countered . Rest we're yet to see tomahawk back in service . Why are they testing it again ? Is it a modified Tomahawk like extended range etc ?
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    Arleigh Burke Class Destroyer

    Post  AirCargo on Wed May 13, 2015 9:27 pm

    max steel wrote:LRASM can be countered . Rest we're yet to see tomahawk back in service . Why are they testing it again ? Is it a modified Tomahawk like extended range etc ?

    Max if you read it you will know, 1000 miles (1600 km)  Laughing
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    Re: Arleigh Burke class destroyer

    Post  max steel on Wed May 13, 2015 9:33 pm

    Yup got it . My bad .
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    Re: Arleigh Burke class destroyer

    Post  KoTeMoRe on Wed May 13, 2015 10:15 pm

    AirCargo wrote:
    max steel wrote:LRASM can be countered . Rest we're yet to see tomahawk back in service . Why are they testing it again ? Is it a modified Tomahawk like extended range etc ?

    Max if you read it you will know, 1000 miles (1600 km)  Laughing

    So the US is going against the IRBM treaty since when? Funny you guys complained about the R-500.
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    Re: Arleigh Burke class destroyer

    Post  max steel on Thu May 14, 2015 12:37 pm

    If they are breaking IRBM treaty then Russia should break INF by testing required equipments .
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    Re: Arleigh Burke class destroyer

    Post  KoTeMoRe on Thu May 14, 2015 12:43 pm

    The cat & mouse game has been going for too long to even be relevant.
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    Re: Arleigh Burke class destroyer

    Post  GarryB on Thu May 14, 2015 12:58 pm

    As long as it is ship based and not land based then it does not break the INF treaty...

    If it did the Russian versions of Club and Kalibr would easily break it... the mach 3 anti ship version of Club for domestic use is supposed to have a range of 1,500km and of course Kalibr has a range of 2,500km in its land attack version...


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    Re: Arleigh Burke class destroyer

    Post  max steel on Thu May 14, 2015 1:10 pm

    Garry do you think US will bring tomahawk ashm back from retirement ? They just tested a 1600 km Tomahawk Ashm from their Naval Platforms . How much range is allowed for naval version ashms accorrding to treaty ?


    and What do you think how russian present BOTH NAVAL AND LAND BASED ashms will fair against SEA RAM , SEA SPARROW & ESSM ?
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    Re: Arleigh Burke class destroyer

    Post  KoTeMoRe on Thu May 14, 2015 1:12 pm

    GarryB wrote:As long as it is ship based and not land based then it does not break the INF treaty...

    If it did the Russian versions of Club and Kalibr would easily break it... the mach 3 anti ship version of Club for domestic use is supposed to have a range of 1,500km and of course Kalibr has a range of 2,500km in its land attack version...

    The problem that the Phase 4 has been a thorn in the relationship of both nuclear powers for a while. Testing the Phase 4 needs prior work done ashore. Artjomh provided enough food for thought at MP.net relevant thread.

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    Re: Arleigh Burke class destroyer

    Post  max steel on Wed May 20, 2015 12:44 pm

    Raytheon Ramps Up Production of Anti-Ballistic Missiles for US Navy




    US defense contractor Raytheon said that advanced surface-to-air Standard Missile-6 (SM-6) has moved into full-rate production to provide the US Navy with more of the anti-ballistic missiles and anti-aircraft weapons.


    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The advanced surface-to-air Standard Missile-6 (SM-6) has moved into full-rate production to provide the US Navy with more of the anti-ballistic missiles and anti-aircraft weapons, US defense contractor Raytheon said in a statement on Wednesday.
    "Full-rate production allows us to significantly ramp up production and deliver to the US Navy the quantities it needs to further increase operational effectiveness," Standard Missile-6 senior program director Mike Campisi said in the statement.

    The SM-6 is a supersonic surface-to-air missile deployed on cruisers and destroyers that defends against manned aircraft and drones, as well as land attacks and anti-ship cruise missiles. The SM-6 will also be used by the US Navy as part of the US anti-ballistic missile defense system, according to Raytheon.

    Raytheon, one of the largest US defense contractors, has delivered more than 180 SM-6 to the US Navy to date.





    http://sputniknews.com/us/20150506/1021789174.html#ixzz3afrq6Bbv



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    Re: Arleigh Burke class destroyer

    Post  max steel on Thu May 21, 2015 9:17 pm

    US Aegis Ships Could Pose Threat to Russia


    Russian Embassy to Washington Counselor Alexander Trofimov says that US Navy Aegis ships based in Europe could secretly carry cruise missiles threatening Russia. US Navy Aegis ships based in Europe could secretly carry cruise missiles threatening Russia, Russian Embassy to Washington Counselor Alexander Trofimov told a Congressional roundtable discussion on missile defense in Europe in the US Congress.


    "Aegis can fire [anti-ballistic missile] interceptors and attack [cruise] missiles like the Tomahawk," Trofimov said on Wednesday.


    Trofimov explained the defensive interceptors and offensive Tomahawk cruise missiles would be vertically deployed on the ships, making it difficult for air or space reconnaissance to identify them.
    On May 1, 2015, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter joined two other destroyers, USS Donald Cook and USS Ross, at the Naval Station Rota in Spain as part of the European Phased Adaptive Approach (EPAA) to ballistic missile defense (BMD).

    A fourth Arleigh Burke-class warship, the USS Carney, will join them later in 2015.


    All four ships have had their Aegis combat systems upgraded to handle BMD threats.
    Trofimov said the deployment was continuing without any US-Russian dialogue to address Moscow's concerns that it was threatening the power balance in Europe.

    http://sputniknews.com/military/20150521/1022394345.html
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    Re: Arleigh Burke class destroyer

    Post  GarryB on Fri May 22, 2015 11:48 am

    Garry do you think US will bring tomahawk ashm back from retirement ? They just tested a 1600 km Tomahawk Ashm from their Naval Platforms . How much range is allowed for naval version ashms accorrding to treaty ?

    Naval systems were not included in the INF treaty.

    And think of this step by the US just as a reaction to the Russian Navy introducing their UKSK launcher which allows their navy for the first time to carry enormous numbers of land attack cruise missiles and potent supersonic anti ship missiles and anti submarine weapons...

    and What do you think how russian present BOTH NAVAL AND LAND BASED ashms will fair against SEA RAM , SEA SPARROW & ESSM ?

    On paper those systems are very potent and should stop every threat directed at US ships.

    On paper the Sea Dart and Sea Wolf were also very potent and should have stopped the Exocet missile dead in its tracks during the Falklands War too... and for various reasons they didn't.

    Attack is easier that defence.

    Think of a tall skyscraper with thousands of windows and doors... in terms of security you have to allow certain people access to certain places, but you also have to keep everyone else out...

    A tricky job at the best of times... if the enemy masses up enough intruders at once your defences... no matter how formidable on paper can and will be overwhelmed...

    No different for sea or land targets.

    The main difference is that most large ships are high concentrations of missile and gun defence with radar and optronic sensors as well as soft kill and decoy systems as well.

    Trofimov said the deployment was continuing without any US-Russian dialogue to address Moscow's concerns that it was threatening the power balance in Europe.

    Of course when Russia starts fielding equivalent vessels with S-500 and hypersonic anti ship missiles (Zircon) and of course any future land attack missiles... perhaps upgraded to Kh-101/102 level range of 5,000km range and there will of course need to be serous talks...


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