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Naval Today said:
The U.S. Navy and Missile Defense Agency (MDA) certified the latest evolution of the Aegis Combat System – called Baseline 9.C1 – for the U.S. destroyer fleet. The Aegis baseline, built by Lockheed Martin offers advanced defense capabilities and enhanced integration with other systems external to the ship.

“The Aegis Combat System Baseline 9.C1 offers unprecedented capabilities, including simultaneous air and ballistic missile defense,” said Jim Sheridan, Lockheed Martin director of Aegis programs. “This Aegis baseline also improves Aegis networking capabilities, allowing Aegis vessels to automatically coordinate defense with input from satellite and ground-based radar assets—forming a true shield of defense over a wide area.”

Baseline 9.C1, also includes the most current generation of ballistic missile defense programming, known as BMD 5.0 Capability Upgrade, which offers the proven capability to shoot down ballistic missiles in both the exo-atmosphere (upper atmosphere) and endo-atmosphere (lower atmosphere). The BMD capabilities of Baseline 9.C1 are also present in Aegis Ashore, the ground-based missile defense program that is the second phase of the U.S. Phased Adaptive Approach to protect Europe from ballistic missile attack.

Over the summer, the U.S. Navy and MDA conducted the Multi-Mission Warfare (MMW) tests to verify performance of recent BMD upgrades and are a critical part of the baseline certification process. Over the course of the four test events aboard USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53), Aegis flawlessly detected, tracked, and engaged two Ballistic Missile and two air warfare targets. Each event resulted in the successful intercept of a single target.

Aegis Baseline 9.C1 provides the U.S. Navy surface fleet with the most advanced air defense capability ever. Under this baseline configuration, Aegis merges BMD and anti-air warfare into its Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) capability using commercial-off-the-shelf and open architecture technologies.

The central component of the Lockheed Martin-developed Aegis BMD Combat System is the SPY-1 radar, deployed on more than 100 ships worldwide — the most widely fielded naval phased array radar in the world. SPY-1 capability has been greatly enhanced with the introduction of a new Multi-Mission Signal Processor (MMSP). Baseline 9.C1 improves radar resolution and discrimination abilities.

As the Aegis Combat Systems Engineering Agent, Lockheed Martin leads the ongoing development of the weapon system for the U.S. Navy and MDA. Lockheed Martin pioneered the open-architecture software design of Aegis and each new program developed for Aegis becomes part of the Aegis Common Source Library, which allows the U.S. Navy and MDA to affordably and efficiently re-use and upgrade Aegis programing across a variety of defense platforms.
 
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Flight IIA Restart
PCU John Finn (DDG 113), Under construction (Ingalls Shipbuilding) /// expected to be delivered in September 2016
PCU Ralph Johnson (DDG 114), Under construction (Ingalls Shipbuilding) /// expected to be delivered in January 2017
PCU Rafael Peralta (DDG 115), Under construction (Bath Iron Works) /// expected to be delivered in July 2016 or 2017

Flight IIA Technology Insertion
PCU Thomas Hudner (DDG 116), Under construction (Bath Iron Works) /// expected to be delivered in May 2017
PCU Paul Ignatius (DDG 117), Under construction (Ingalls Shipbuilding) /// expected to be delivered in January 2018
PCU Daniel Inouye (DDG 118), Under construction (Bath Iron Works) /// expected to be delivered in November 2018
Delbert D. Black (DDG 119), Contract awarded (Ingalls Shipbuilding) /// expected to be delivered in July 2019
(DDG 120), Contract awarded (Bath Iron Works) /// expected to be delivered in January 2020
(DDG 121)
(DDG 122)
(DDG 123)

Flight III
(DDG 124)
(DDG 125)
(DDG 126)

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DDG-120 is named Carl M. Levin
DDG-121 is named Frank E. Petersen Jr.
DDG-122 is unnamed
DDG-123 is named Lenah H. Sutcliffe
DDG-124 is named Harvey C. Barnem Jr.
 

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Flight IIA Restart
PCU John Finn (DDG 113), Under construction (Ingalls Shipbuilding) /// expected to be delivered in September 2016
PCU Ralph Johnson (DDG 114), Under construction (Ingalls Shipbuilding) /// expected to be delivered in January 2017
PCU Rafael Peralta (DDG 115), Under construction (Bath Iron Works) /// expected to be delivered in July 2016 or 2017

Flight IIA Technology Insertion
PCU Thomas Hudner (DDG 116), Under construction (Bath Iron Works) /// expected to be delivered in May 2017
PCU Paul Ignatius (DDG 117), Under construction (Ingalls Shipbuilding) /// expected to be delivered in January 2018
PCU Daniel Inouye (DDG 118), Under construction (Bath Iron Works) /// expected to be delivered in November 2018
Delbert D. Black (DDG 119), Contract awarded (Ingalls Shipbuilding) /// expected to be delivered in July 2019
Carl M. Levin (DDG 120), Contract awarded (Bath Iron Works) /// expected to be delivered in January 2020
Frank E. Petersen Jr.(DDG 121)
? (DDG 122)
Lenah H. Sutcliffe (DDG 123)

Flight III
Harvey C. Barnem Jr. (DDG 124)
(DDG 125)
(DDG 126)

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Naval Today said:
In a ceremony at Marine Barracks in Washington, D.C., on July 28th, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced Arleigh-Burke class destroyer, DDG 124, will be named Harvey C. Barnum Jr. in honor of the retired U.S. Marine Corps colonel who received the Medal of Honor for valor during the Vietnam War.

Barnum also served as deputy assistant secretary of the Navy for reserve affairs and spoke at the ceremony.

“It is a great honor to name this ship in recognition of Col. Barnum,” said Mabus. “I have no doubt that all who serve aboard her will carry on the legacy of service and commitment exemplified by this Marine Corps hero.”

This is the sixth ship Mabus has named honoring a Medal of Honor recipient. Others have included John Finn (DDG 113), Ralph Johnson (DDG 114), Thomas Hudner (DDG 116), Daniel Inouye (DDG 118), and Woody Williams (T-ESB 4).

Arleigh-Burke class destroyers conduct a variety of operations from peacetime presence and crisis response to sea control and power projection. DDG 124 will be capable of fighting air, surface and subsurface battles simultaneously and will contain a combination of offensive and defensive weapon systems designed to support maritime warfare, including integrated air and missile defense and vertical launch capabilities.

The ship will be constructed at Bath Iron Works, a division of General Dynamics in Maine and is expected to enter the Navy fleet in 2024. The ship will be 509 feet long, have a beam length of 59 feet and be capable of operating at speeds in excess of 30 knots.
 

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Navy Secretary Ray Mabus has announced that Arleigh-Burke class destroyer DDG 122 will be named John Basilone
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Flight IIA Restart
PCU John Finn (DDG 113), Under construction (Ingalls Shipbuilding) expected in September 2016
PCU Ralph Johnson (DDG 114), Under construction (Ingalls Shipbuilding) expected in January 2017
PCU Rafael Peralta (DDG 115), Under construction (Bath Iron Works) expected in July 2016 or 2017

Flight IIA Technology Insertion
PCU Thomas Hudner (DDG 116), Under construction (Bath Iron Works) expected in May 2017
PCU Paul Ignatius (DDG 117), Under construction (Ingalls Shipbuilding) expected in January 2018
PCU Daniel Inouye (DDG 118), Under construction (Bath Iron Works) expectedin November 2018
Delbert D. Black (DDG 119), Contract awarded (Ingalls Shipbuilding) expected in July 2019
Carl M. Levin (DDG 120), Contract awarded (Bath Iron Works) expected in January 2020
Frank E. Petersen Jr.(DDG 121)
John Basilone (DDG 122)
Lenah H. Sutcliffe (DDG 123)

Flight III
Harvey C. Barnem Jr. (DDG 124)
(DDG 125)
(DDG 126
)
 
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Flight IIA Restart

PCU John Finn (DDG 113), Under construction (Ingalls Shipbuilding) expected in September 2016
PCU Ralph Johnson (DDG 114), Under construction (Ingalls Shipbuilding) expected in January 2017
PCU Rafael Peralta (DDG 115), Under construction (Bath Iron Works) expected in July 2016 or 2017

Flight IIA Technology Insertion
PCU Thomas Hudner (DDG 116), Under construction (Bath Iron Works) expected in May 2017
PCU Paul Ignatius (DDG 117), Under construction (Ingalls Shipbuilding) expected in January 2018
PCU Daniel Inouye (DDG 118), Under construction (Bath Iron Works) expectedin November 2018
Delbert D. Black (DDG 119), Contract awarded (Ingalls Shipbuilding) expected in July 2019
Carl M. Levin (DDG 120), Contract awarded (Bath Iron Works) expected in January 2020
Frank E. Petersen Jr.(DDG 121)
John Basilone (DDG 122)
Lenah H. Sutcliffe (DDG 123)

Flight III
Harvey C. Barnem Jr. (DDG 124)
(DDG 125)
(DDG 126)
Six under construction at one time...at some phase or another.

Eight more planned at this point.

I believe they will ultimately build as many as 16-20 Flight IIIs.
 

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So 62 +11 + saying 18 :) : 91 !
However Fletcher remains the more numerous destroyer Class with 175 units, no comparison much more small and during WWII.
 

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So 62 +11 + saying 18 :) : 91 !
However Fletcher remains the more numerous destroyer Class with 175 units, no comparison much more small and during WWII.
Yes...even with the Flight IIA tech insert and all of the Flight III ships...at the most which may approach 20, the Burkes will never match the Fletcher class in numbers.

Flight I - 21
Flight II - 07
Flight IIA - 41
FLight IIA restart - 03
Flight IIA Tech insert - 08

(Which makes 52 Flight IIA all together, and 80 Bukres all together before Flight III))

Flight III (Max) - 20

So, we may see 100 Burkes in service...which is very phenomenal.

Ahhh...but in overall capability, they would eat up and destroy all 175 Fletchers, and represent a HUGE capability far in excess of any other destroyer force on earth by themselves.

China may end up in the mid-2020s with:

02 x Type 051C
04 x Sov
02 x Type 052B
06 x Type 052D
24 x Type 052D.
12 Type 055

That's 50 DDGs and would be phenomenal, second only to the US Navy in numbers, and all of them very modern.

But then you have to add 22 Ticos in there and at least 3 Zumwalts (and with a new Presidency, if it the right one, we may see five more of those built)

So the US has 125-130 major combatant of DDG class or more.

Now, if we include FFGs, the Chinese will add a total of:

30 Type 054A/B

In the mid-2020s the US will have probably close to 30 LCS and FF class which are all uparmed. So the overall totals become:

80 major surface combatants for the PLA,
155 major surface combatants for the US Navy.

This represents a phenomenal growth in numbers and capability for the PLAN. A very hard nut to crack in the Western Pacific.

The US SSN and SSGN fleet would have to make the big difference, and despite the growth with the PLAN's vs the PLAN SSK and SSN fleet, the US looks like to hold a large qualitative edge there still, even in the 2020s.
 

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