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Future Destroyer Carries Name of WWII Coast Guard Veteran

The U.S. Navy has decided to name an upcoming Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer after a Coast Guard captain who served in the second World War. Richard Spencer, secretary of the Navy and 2019 Wash100 Award recipient, announced the naming of the future USS Quentin Walsh or DDG 132 during a ceremony in Cherbourg, France, where the captain once deployed, the service branch said Thursday.

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Navy on Track to Build New Arleigh Burke DDG-51 Flight III Ships

A top U.S. Navy official said that the service’s Arleigh Burke DDG-51 Flight III program remains on track following the completion of the final anti-missile test with the ship, USNI News reported Friday. Navy program manager Capt. Casey Moton said construction of the ship is on schedule despite past delays due to a series of design changes to integrate the new Raytheon AN/SPY-6 air and missile defense radar.

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Navy Honors Former Senators With Upcoming Destroyers

The U.S. Navy has named upcoming Arleigh Burke-class destroyers after former senators Jeremiah Denton and Ted Stevens. The USS Jeremiah Denton takes the name of a Vietnam war veteran who represented Alabama as a U.S. senator, the Navy said Friday.

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Navy Activates 66th Arleigh Burke-Class Destroyer

The U.S. Navy has commissioned DDG 116 or USS Thomas Hudner, the service branch's 66th Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer. The branch said Monday it commissioned the ship on Saturday during a ceremony in Boston where Thomas Hudner III, son of the vessel's namesake, gave a speech.

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Navy Updates Tomahawk Weapons Control System for Surface, Subsurface Platforms

The U.S. Navy has added an updated a Lockheed Martin-built weapons control system to the service branch’s fleet that includes Arleigh Burke-class destroyers and nuclear powered cruise missile submarines. The Tomahawk Weapons System Program Office, designated as PMA-280, updated the Tactical Tomahawk Weapons Control System‘s processors and software in an effort to avoid hardware obsolescence …

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