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Mission / Physical Description / Type I / Type IIA

Mission

The U.S. Navy's most advanced and powerful ship, the mission of an Arleigh Burke Class Aegis Destroyer is to conduct prompt, sustained combat operations at sea in support of national policy.  Operating with Aircraft Carrier Battle Groups; as an element of a Surface Action Group (SAG); or independently, they can be called upon to conduct a variety of missions in support of national military strategy.  From peacetime presence and crisis management to sea control and power projection, we will be capable of carrying out Air Warfare (AW), Undersea Warfare (UW), Surface Warfare (SW), Strike Warfare (SW) and Air Control Warfare operations in extreme, multi-threat environments.

In carrying out missions, they can be called upon to perform the following tasks:

- Detect, track and destroy aircraft or missiles
- Detect, track and destroy submarines
- Detect, track and destroy surface targets
- Carry out Strike Warfare operations against specified targets
- Control various attack and rotary aircraft
- Perform surveillance and reconnaissance
- Perform patrol and blockade missions
- Perform search and rescue
- Collect hydrographic and oceanographic data

Physical Description & Configuration:

Arleigh Burke Guided Missile Destroyer Flight IIa as built:

bulletDisplacement: 9,217 tons
bulletSpeed: 30+ knots
bulletRange: 4,400/20 knots
bulletLength: 509' 6" (471')
bulletWidth: 66'6" (59')
bulletDraft: 20' 10" (30' 10")
bulletManning: 32 Officers, 348 Enlisted
bulletArmament:
bulletMk 41 Mod 0 Vertical Launch System (2)
bullet127-mm (5"/62 cal) dual purpose gun
bulletVLS launched Enhanced Sea Sparrow Missile (ESSM)
bullet25-mm Chain Gun (2)
bulletMk 32 Mod 14 Torpedo Tube (2)
bulletElectronics/Countermeasures:
bulletSLQ-32(V)3
bulletMk 53 Mod 0 Decoy System
bulletMk 234 Decoy System
bulletSLQ-25A Torpedo Decoy
bulletSLQ-39 Surface Decoy
bulletURN-25 TACAN
bulletUPX-29 IFF System
bulletKollmorgen Mk 46 Mod 1 Electro-Optical Director
bulletEngineering:
bulletGeneral Electric LM-2500-30 Gas Turbine Motors (4)
bulletFive-bladed Controllable-Pitch properllers (2)
bullet105,000 H.P. (90,000 sustained)
bulletAllison 501-K34 Gas Turbine Engines (3)
bullet7,500 Kw
bulletRadar/Sonar:
bulletSPS-73(V) Navigation
bulletSPS-67(V)3 Surface Search
bulletSPY-1D Phased-Array
bulletSPG-62 Illuminator (3)
bulletSQS-53C(V)1 Hull-Mounted Sonar

Type I
Type IIA

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