Guided missile destroyer USS Arleigh Burke (DDG-51)

Guided missile destroyer USS Arleigh Burke (DDG-51) 0Guided missile destroyer USS Arleigh Burke (DDG-51) 1

Classification

Basic information

Namesake:
Arleigh Albert Burke
Operator:
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Laid down:
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MMSI number:
366986000

Ship measurements

Displacement:
6,900 t
Length:
154 m
Beam:
18 m
Draft:
9.4 m

Machine

Propulsion system:
Propulsion:
  • 4 * General Electric LM2500-30 gas turbines
  • 100,000 shp (75,000 kW)
  • 2 * Shafts
Speed:
30 knots
Range:
4,400 nautical miles at 20 knots (8,100 km at 37 km/h)

Personnel

Complement:
281

Combat assets

Boats & landing craft:
  • 2 * rigid hull inflatable boats
Electronics:
  • AN/SPY-1D 3D radar (Flight I,II,IIa)
  • AN/SPY-6 AESA 3D radar (Flight III)
  • 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)2 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
Armament:
  • 1 * 29 cell, 1 * 61 cell Mk 41 vertical launching systems with 90 * RIM-156 SM-2, BGM-109 Tomahawk or RUM-139 VL-ASROC missiles
  • 2 * Mk 141 Harpoon Missile Launcher SSM
  • 1 * Mark 45 5/54 in (127/54 mm)
  • 2 * 25 mm chain gun
  • 4 * .50 caliber (12.7 mm) guns
  • 2 * 20 mm Phalanx CIWS
  • 2 * Mk 32 triple torpedo tubes
Aircraft:
  • 2 * Sikorsky MH-60R helicopters can be embarked

USS Arleigh Burke (DDG-51), named for Admiral Arleigh A. Burke, USN (1901–1996), is the lead ship of the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyers. She was laid down by the Bath Iron Works company at Bath, Maine, on 6 December 1988, launched on 16 September 1989 and commissioned on 4 July 1991.

Arleigh Burke's designers incorporated many lessons learned by the Royal Navy during the Falklands campaign and from the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruisers. The Ticonderoga-class cruisers were becoming too expensive to continue building, and were too difficult to upgrade.[citation needed] Arleigh Burke was the first modern destroyer designed with features meant to lower its radar cross section, which improves a ship's ability to evade radar detection. She also uses a slightly downgraded version of the Aegis combat system, which allows for launching, tracking, and evading missiles simultaneously. Her all-steel construction provides good protection for her superstructure, while her Collective Protection System allows her to operate in environments contaminated by chemical, biological, or radiological materials.

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