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DDG 51 Flight II  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1998
Total Production: 7
Unitary Cost: USD$1.1 billion
Also Known As: DDG 72 USS Mahan
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Bath Iron Works and Huntington Ingalls Industries
Parent System: DDG 51 Arleigh A Burke
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1991
Total Production: 80
Production Cost: USD$94 billion
Total Cost: USD$94 billion
Family Members: DDG 51 Flight I, DDG 51 Flight IIA and DDG 51 Flight III
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Description: The DDG 51 class destroyers have been designed to support carrier strike groups, surface action groups, amphibious groups and replenishment groups. They perform primarily Anti-Air Warfare (AAW) with secondary land attack, Anti-Submarine (ASW) and Anti-Surface Warfare (ASuW) capabilities. The Mk 41 vertical launch system has expanded the role of the destroyer in strike warfare, as well as their overall performance.

The DDG 51 class destroyers, as well as their European counterparts such as Horizon, F100, F124, Type 45 and De Zeven Provincien, are the most powerful surface combatants ever put to sea. The DDG 51 class destroyers incorporate all-steel construction and utilize gas turbine propulsion. They feature the AEGIS (Mk 7) weapon system with the AN/SPY-1D radar system (SPY-1D(V) in late production models), the AN/SQQ-89 undersea warfare system, the bow-mounted AN/SQS-53C sonar, and Mk 41 vertical launch systems for up to 96 Standard missiles and other missile types.

For enhanced survivability the DDG 51 class destroyers feature extensive armor located around vital combat systems and machinery spaces. Infrared, Acoustic, and Radar Cross Sections signatures have been reduced and the ship has been hardened against Electro-Magnetic Pulse and over-pressure damage. Protection against Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) agents has also been provided.

The first DDG 51 class destroyer was deployed by the US Navy in 1991. They replaced Charles F. Adams and Farragut-class destroyers and will replace partially current Spruance and Perry-class ships by 2010. They have been deployed during military operations over the former Yugoslavia, Sudan, Afghanistan, and Iraq assuming the land-attack role using Tomahawk cruise missiles.

The US Navy plans to procure up to 63 DDG-51 class destroyers through 2010. However, these plans could change depending on DD(X) destroyers availability. The DDG 51 will become the backbone of the American Surface combatants fleet well into the 21st century. As of early 2011, the US Navy plans call for the procurement of 75 DDG 51 class destroyers.

The DDG 51 Flight II ships incorporate improvements to the SPY-1D radar, active electronic countermeasures and communications. The US Navy commissioned seven hulls in 1998 and 1999.

DDG 51 Flight II Specifications

Crew: 323
Number of Engines: 4
Number of Weapons: 96
Torpedo Tubes: 6
Beam: 18 meter (59 foot)
Draft: 9.30 meter (30.5 foot)
Length: 154 meter (505 foot)
Main Gun Caliber: 127 millimeter
Total Combined Power: 100,000 shp (75 MW)
Top Speed: 15.4 mps (30 knot)
Full Displacement: 8,400 ton
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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DDG 51 Flight II News

There are 18 news between
23 Jan 2007 and 14 Apr 2018
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Saturday, April 14, 2018France, UK and USA Launch 105 Cruise Missiles and GBU-38 Bombs against Syria
Friday, April 7, 2017US Navy Strikes Syria with only 23 out 59 Tomahawk Missiles Hitting its Target
Tuesday, December 22, 2015US Navy Selects Northrop Grumman to Design and Produce Shipboard Laser Weapon System Demonstrator
Friday, February 27, 2015Russia Unveils Top Five EW Systems
Monday, April 21, 2014Russian Air Force Su-24 Bombers Fly Around Destroyer USS Donald Cook
Tuesday, September 10, 2013MDA Carries Out Missile Defense Test Successfully against Multiple Targets
Monday, March 12, 2012Lockheed Martin Upgrades Tactical Tomahawk Weapons Control System for Naval Air Systems Command
Thursday, April 14, 2011US Navy's Aegis BMD Engages Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile for the First Time
Thursday, September 16, 2010Second Generation Aegis BMD Capability Completes Formal Testing
Friday, July 31, 2009Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense 23th Test Successful

Operators & Related Equipment

United States of America7

Grand Total 71
Cannons & Gear
Mk 41 Strike Length
Mk 45x1
Defensive Weapons
Standard SM-2 Block IIIB
Standard SM-2 Block IV
Standard SM-2 Block IVA
Standard SM-3 Block IA
Offensive Weapons
RGM-84D Harpoon
Tactical Tomahawk
Tomahawk Block II
Tomahawk Block III
Propulsion Systems
Protection Systems
Aegis BMDx1
Mk 15 Phalanx Block 1Bx2
Sensor Systems

DDG 51 Flight II Ship Listing

SerialNameStatusLaunch DateCommissionDecommission
DDG 72 USS Mahan-1998-
DDG 73 USS Decatur-1998-
DDG 74 USS McFaul-1998-
DDG 75 USS Donald Cook-1998-
DDG 76 USS Higgins-1999-
DDG 77 USS O'Kane-1999-
DDG 78 USS Porter-1999-

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