According to news published by the NAVSEA (Naval Sea Systems Command) on February 5, 2021, the future USS Daniel Inouye (DDG 118) Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer Flight IIA for U.S. Navy successfully completed acceptance trials on February 4, 2021, after spending a day underway off the coast of Maine.
U.S. Navy INSURV (Board of Inspection and Survey) inspected the ship during a series of demonstrations while pier side and underway. Many of the ship’s onboard systems, including navigation, damage control, mechanical and electrical systems, combat systems, communications, and propulsion applications, were tested to validate performance and met or exceeded Navy specifications.
Following delivery, Daniel Inouye will be the 37th Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) class destroyer to be delivered by BIW. The shipyard is also in production on the future Arleigh Burke-class destroyers Carl M. Levin (DDG 120), John Basilone (DDG 122), Harvey C. Barnum (DDG 124), Patrick Gallagher (DDG 127), and Flight III ships, Louis H. Wilson, Jr. (DDG 126), and William Charette (DDG 130), as well as the future Zumwalt-class destroyer, Lyndon B. Johnson (DDG 1002)…
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