Posts Tagged ‘Aegis’

CG – Cruisers

December 3, 2008
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Cruiser: Large combat vessel with multiple target response capability.

Modern U.S. Navy guided missile cruisers perform primarily in a Battle Force role. These ships are multi-mission [Air Warfare (AW), Undersea Warfare (USW), Naval Surface Fire Support (NSFS) and Surface Warfare (SUW)] surface combatants capable of supporting carrier battle groups, amphibious forces, or of operating independently and as flagships of surface action groups. Cruisers are equipped with Tomahawk cruise missiles giving them additional long range Strike Warfare (STRW) capability. Some Aegis Cruisers have been outfitted with a Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) capability.
Technological advances in the Standard Missile coupled with the Aegis combat system in the Ticonderoga class Cruisers have increased the AAW capability of surface combatants to pinpoint accuracy from wave-top to zenith. The addition of Tomahawk in the CG-47 has vastly complicated unit target planning for any potential enemy and returned an offensive strike role to the surface forces that seemed to have been lost to air power at Pearl Harbor.

The lead ship of the class, USS Ticonderoga (CG 47) through CG-51 have been decommissioned.

Point Of Contact
Corporate Communications Office
Naval Sea Systems Command (SEA 00D)
Washington, DC 20376
General Characteristics, Ticonderoga Class
Builder: Ingalls Shipbuilding: CG 47-50, CG 52-57, 59, 62, 65-66, 68-69, 71-73
Bath Iron Works: CG 51, 58, 60-61, 63-64, 67, 70.
Date Deployed: 22 January 1983 (USS Ticonderoga)
Unit Cost: About $1 billion each.
Propulsion: 4 General Electric LM 2500 gas turbine engines; 2 shafts, 80,000 shaft horsepower total.
Length: 567 feet.
Beam: 55 feet.
Displacement: 9,600 tons (9,754.06 metric tons) full load.
Speed: 30 plus knots.
Crew: 24 Officers, 340 Enlisted.
Armament: MK41 vertical launching system Standard Missile (MR); Vertical Launch ASROC (VLA) Missile; Tomahawk Cruise Missile; Six MK-46 torpedoes (from two triple mounts); Two MK 45 5-inch/54 caliber lightweight guns; Two Phalanx close-in-weapons systems.
Aircraft: Two SH-60 Seahawk (LAMPS III).
USS Bunker Hill (CG 52), San Diego, CA
USS Mobile Bay (CG 53), San Diego, CA
USS Antietam (CG 54), San Diego, CA
USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55), Norfolk, VA
USS San Jacinto (CG 56), Norfolk, VA
USS Lake Champlain (CG 57), San Diego, CA
USS Philippine Sea (CG 58), Mayport, FL
USS Princeton (CG 59), San Diego, CA
USS Normandy (CG 60), Norfolk, VA
USS Monterey (CG 61), Norfolk, VA
USS Chancellorsville (CG 62), San Diego, California
USS Cowpens (CG 63), Yokosuka, Japan
USS Gettysburg (CG 64), Mayport, FL
USS Chosin (CG 65), Pearl Harbor, HI
USS Hue City (CG 66), Mayport, FL
USS Shiloh (CG 67), Yokosuka, Japan
USS Anzio (CG 68), Norfolk, VA
USS Vicksburg (CG 69), Mayport, FL
USS Lake Erie (CG 70), Pearl Harbor, HI
USS Cape St. George (CG 71), San Diego, Calif.
USS Vella Gulf (CG 72), Norfolk, VA
USS Port Royal (CG 73), Pearl Harbor, HI

DDG — Destroyers

December 2, 2008
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These fast warships provide multi-mission offensive and defensive capabilities, and can operate independently or as part of carrier battle groups, surface action groups, amphibious ready groups, and underway replenishment groups.

Guided missile destroyers are multi-mission [Anti-Air Warfare (AAW), Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW), and Anti-Surface Warfare (ASUW)] surface combatants. The addition of the Mk-41 Vertical Launch System (VLS) to the destroyer armament has greatly expanded the role of the destroyer in strike warfare.
Technological advances have improved the capability of modern destroyers culminating in the Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) class replacing the older Charles F. Adams and Farragut-class guided missile destroyers. Named for the Navy’s most famous destroyer squadron combat commander and three-time Chief of Naval Operations, the USS ARLEIGH BURKE was commissioned July 4, 1991, and was the most powerful surface combatant ever put to sea. Like the larger Ticonderoga-class cruisers, DDG 51’s combat capability centers around the Aegis Weapon System (AWS). AWS is composed of the SPY-1D multi-function phased array radar, advanced AAW and ASW systems, VLS, and the Tomahawk Weapon System. These advances allow the Arleigh Burke-class to continue the revolution at sea.The Arleigh Burke-class employs all-steel construction and is comprised of three separate variants or “flights”; DDG 51-71 represent the original design and are designated Flight I ships, DDG 72-78 are Flight II ships, DDG 79 and Follow ships are built to the Flight IIA design.

Like most modern U.S. surface combatants, DDG 51 utilizes gas turbine propulsion. Employing four General Electric LM 2500 gas turbines to produce 100,000 total shaft horsepower via a dual shaft design, Arleigh Burke-class destroyers are capable of achieving 30 plus knot speeds in open seas.

The Flight IIA design includes the addition of the Kingfisher mine-avoidance capability, a pair of helicopter hangars which provide the ability to deploy with two organic LAMPS Mk III MH-60 helicopters, blast-hardened bulkheads, distributed electrical system and advanced networked systems. Additionally, DDG 91-96 provide accommodations for the A/N WLD-1 Remote Mine-hunting System. The first Flight IIA, USS OSCAR AUSTIN, was commissioned in August 2000.

A DDG Modernization Program is underway to provide a comprehensive mid-life upgrade that will ensure the DDG 51 class will maintain mission relevance and remain an integral part of the Navy’s Sea Power 21 Plan. The goal of the DDG Modernization effort is to reduce manning requirements and increase war fighting capabilities while reducing total ownership cost to the Navy. The DDG Modernization technologies will be integrated during new construction of DDG 111 and 112, then retrofitted into DDG Flight I and II ships during in service overhaul periods.

Point Of Contact
Public Affairs Office
Naval Sea Systems Command (OOD)
Washington, DC 20362
General Characteristics, Arleigh Burke class
Builder: Bath Iron Works, Northrop Grumman Ship Systems.
SPY-1 Radar and Combat System Integrator: Lockheed Martin
Date Deployed: July 4, 1991 (USS Arleigh Burke)
Propulsion: Four General Electric LM 2500-30 gas turbines; two shafts, 100,000 total shaft horsepower.
Length: Flights I and II (DDG 51-78): 505 feet (153.92 meters)
Flight IIA (DDG 79 AF): 509½ feet (155.29 meters).
Beam: 59 feet (18 meters).
Displacement: DDG 51 through 71: 8,230 L tons (8,362.06 metric tons) full load DDG 72 through 78: 8,637 L tons (8,775.6 metric tons) full load DDG 79 and Follow: 9,496 L tons (9,648.40 metric tons) full load.
Speed: In excess of 30 knots.
Crew: DDG 79-84; 278 (24 officers); DDG 85-102 276 (24 officers)
Armament: Standard Missile (SM-2MR); Vertical Launch ASROC (VLA) missiles; Tomahawk®; six Mk-46 torpedoes (from two triple tube mounts); Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile (ESSM) (DDG 79 AF)
Aircraft: Two LAMPS Mk III MH-60 B/R helicopters with Penguin/Hellfire missiles and Mk 46/Mk 50 torpedoes.
USS BARRY (DDG 52), Norfolk, VA
USS CURTIS WILBUR (DDG 54), Yokosuka, Japan
USS STOUT (DDG 55), Norfolk, VA
USS JOHN S. McCAIN (DDG 56), Yokosuka, Japan
USS MITSCHER (DDG 57), Norfolk, VA
USS LABOON (DDG 58), Norfolk, VA
USS RUSSELL (DDG 59), Pearl Harbor, HI
USS PAUL HAMILTON (DDG 60), Pearl Harbor, HI
USS RAMAGE (DDG 61), Norfolk, VA
USS FITZGERALD (DDG 62), Yokosuka, Japan
USS STETHEM (DDG 63), Yokosuka, Japan
USS CARNEY (DDG 64), Mayport, FL
USS BENFOLD (DDG 65), San Diego, CA
USS GONZALEZ (DDG 66), Norfolk, VA
USS COLE (DDG 67), Norfolk, VA
USS MILIUS (DDG 69), San Diego, CA
USS HOPPER (DDG 70), Pearl Harbor, HI
USS ROSS (DDG 71), Norfolk, VA
USS MAHAN (DDG 72), Norfolk, VA
USS DECATUR (DDG 73), San Diego, CA
USS McFAUL (DDG 74), Norfolk, VA
USS HIGGINS (DDG 76), San Diego, CA
USS O’KANE (DDG 77), Pearl Harbor, HI
USS PORTER (DDG 78), Norfolk, VA
USS LASSEN (DDG 82), Yokosuka, Japan
USS HOWARD (DDG 83), San Diego, CA
USS BULKELEY (DDG 84), Norfolk, VA
USS McCAMPBELL (DDG 85), San Diego, CA
USS SHOUP (DDG 86), Everett, WA
USS MASON (DDG 87), Norfolk, VA
USS PREBLE (DDG 88), San Diego, CA
USS MUSTIN (DDG 89), San Diego, CA
USS CHAFEE (DDG 90), Pearl Harbor, HI
USS PINCKNEY (DDG 91), San Diego, CA
USS MOMSEN (DDG 92), San Diego, CA
USS CHUNG-HOON (DDG 93), San Diego, CA
USS NITZE (DDG 94), Norfolk, VA
USS HALSEY (DDG 97), San Diego, Calif.
USS FARRAGUT (DDG 99), Mayport, FL
USS KIDD (DDG 100), San Diego, CA
USS GRIDLEY (DDG 101), San Diego, CA.
PCU SAMPSON (DDG 102), San Diego, CA
PCU TRUXTUN (DDG 103), Norfolk, VA
PCU STERETT (DDG 104), San Diego, CA
PCU DEWEY (DDG 105), San Diego, CA
(Under Contract) (DDG 112)

American Destroyers Show the Flag

November 30, 2008

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The US Navy Arleigh Burke class guided missile destroyers DDG 85 USS McCampbell, DDG 82 USS Lassen, and DDG 86 USS Shoup steam abreast in the Pacific Ocean during Exercise Valiant Shield 2006.

CNO Releases Podcast on Maritime BMD

August 3, 2008

Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Gary Roughead recently recorded a podcast for the fleet in which he discusses the vital role and recent successes of AEGIS and maritime ballistic missile defense (BMD) throughout the fleet.

In the podcast, CNO stressed the important work Sailors are doing and how maritime BMD supports the maritime strategy.

“The AEGIS system, the capabilities that it brings in ballistic missile defense and area air defense, supports the maritime strategy extraordinarily well. We’re a global Navy…We project power when we’re required to do so, and we provide for sea control,” Roughead said.

CNO said the capabilities the Navy has now will prevent ballistic missiles from becoming weapons of blackmail and intimidation in the future. He emphasized that every part of the Navy fits into maritime BMD and supports the global mission.

“Even though it may be the AEGIS ships that are the ones launching the missiles that intercept the ballistic missiles, it’s the total Navy approach. It’s the ability for all of the information to be fused; for all of our ships to be out operating globally, operating forward, providing for that sea control and being ready to project power wherever and whenever needed. We’re a total Navy, we’re a great Navy and we’re a Navy made up of great Sailors,” Roughead said.

To hear all of CNO’s podcast, visit\

Rebekah Blowers(NNS)