Guided missile destroyer USS Carl M. Levin (DDG-120)

Guided missile destroyer USS Carl M. Levin (DDG-120) 0Guided missile destroyer USS Carl M. Levin (DDG-120) 1


Basic information

Senator Carl Milton Levin
Country of build:
Laid down:
Commissioned (service):

Ship measurements

9,700 t
155.29 m
20 m
9.4 m


Propulsion system:
  • 3 * Allison AG9140 Generators (2,500 kW (3,400 hp) each, 440 V)
  • 4 * General Electric LM2500 gas turbines each generating 26,250 bhp (19,570 kW)
  • 2 * shafts, each driving a five-bladed reversible controllable-pitch propeller
  • Total output: 105,000 bhp (78,000 kW)
31 knots
4,400 nautical miles at 20 knots (8,100 km at 37 km/h)



Combat assets

Boats & landing craft:
  • 2 * RHIB
  • AN/SPY-1D 3D radar
  • AN/SPS-67(V)2 surface-search radar
  • AN/SPS-73(V)12 surface-search radar
  • AN/SPG-62 fire-control radar
  • AN/SQS-53C sonar array
  • AN/SQR-19 tactical towed array sonar
  • AN/SQQ-28 LAMPS III shipboard system
  • AN/SLQ-32(V)3 Electronic Warfare System
  • AN/SLQ-25 Nixie Torpedo Countermeasures
  • MK 36 MOD 12 Decoy Launching System
  • MK 53 Nulka Decoy Launching System
  • AN/SLQ-39 CHAFF Buoys
  • 1 * 5-inch (127 mm)/62 Mk. 45 Mod 4 (lightweight gun)
  • 1 * 20 mm Phalanx CIWS
  • 2 * 25 mm Mk 38 Autocannons
  • 96-cell Mk. 41 Vertical Launching System (VLS)
  • BGM-109 Tomahawk Land Attack Missile
  • RIM-66M Surface-to-Air Missile with an ASuW mode
  • RIM-156 Surface-to-Air Missile
  • RIM-161 Anti-Ballistic Missile
  • RIM-162 ESSM quadpacked configuration
  • RUM-139 Vertical Launch ASROC
  • RIM-174A Standard ERAM
  • 2 * Mark 32 triple torpedo tubes:
  • Mark 46 torpedo
  • Mark 50 torpedo
  • Mark 54 Lightweight Torpedo
  • 2 * SH/MH-60R Seahawk LAMPS III helicopters
  • Aviation facilities:
  • Flight deck and enclosed hangars for two MH-60R LAMPS III helicopters

USS Carl M. Levin (DDG-120) is a United States Navy Arleigh Burke-class (Flight IIA Technology Insertion) Aegis guided missile destroyer, the 70th overall for the class. The ship is named for Carl Levin, a former United States Senator and Chairman of the United States Senate Committee on Armed Services.

The contract for the ship, along with the name, was first announced in a press release from General Dynamics, parent company of Bath Iron Works, on 31 March 2016. The official designation of DDG-120 as Carl M. Levin by Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus was announced on 11 April 2016.

On 2 October 2021, Carl M. Levin was christened at the Bath Iron Works shipyard in Bath, Maine. Carl M. Levin is the 42nd Flight IIA ship, and the fifth of the «technology insertion» (TI) builds with elements of the follow-on Flight III series. She is fitted with the Aegis Combat System baseline 9 which includes integrated air and missile defense capability.

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