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Navy, General Dynamics Assess Flight IIA Destroyer Systems, Delivery Readiness

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A Flight IIA Arleigh Burke-class destroyer ship General Dynamics' Bath Iron Works subsidiary built for the U.S. Navy underwent in-port and at-sea assessments as part of builder's trials.

The Navy said Monday that its future USS Daniel Inouye (DDG 120) features Baseline 9 of the Aegis combat system – which supports firepower, electronic countermeasures and quick reaction time — and is scheduled to undergo acceptance tests in early 2021.

The branch's inspection and survey board will inspect and evaluate all systems of the guided missile ship in the upcoming trials to ensure operational readiness before delivery.

Efforts are underway at the Bath Iron Works shipyard to build future destroyers Patrick Gallagher, Harvey C. Barnum, John Basilone, Carl M. Levin and Louis H. Wilson, Jr., the first Arleigh Burke-class vessel that will incorporate the Flight III configuration.

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