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US Navy commissions 70th Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer

By Defence Industry Europe

On June 24, the US Navy commissioned the USS Carl M. Levin, the 70th Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer.

The unit was manufactured by the General Dynamics Bath Iron Works shipyard in Bath, Maine. The ship’s keel was laid down on 1st February 2019, the launch took place in May 2021, and Carl M. Levin completed sea trials in December of last year. On 26th January this year, the ship was handed over to the US Navy by the manufacturer and has since been prepared for operation.




 

 

 

USS Carl M. Levin (DDG 120) is the fifth ship of the Flight IIA: Technology Insertion series, which incorporates some of the solutions and systems developed for the latest version of Flight III, currently under development. The US Department of Defense has ordered nine of these “interim” destroyers. Carl M. Levin is equipped with the Aegis Baseline 9 combat system, including Integrated Air and Missile Defense, providing rapid response times, high firepower, and enhanced electronic warfare capabilities for anti-aircraft and anti-missile warfare.

 

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