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Future USS Daniel Inouye Destroyer Clears Navy Acceptance Trials; Capt. Seth Miller Quoted

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Future USS Daniel Inouye
Future USS Daniel Inouye

The future USS Daniel Inouye ship has passed its acceptance trials conducted by the U.S. Navy's Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV) to determine if the service's requirements for onboard systems and performance were met or exceeded.

The series of demonstrations for the General Dynamics Bath Iron Works-built Arleigh Burke-class destroyer was held Feb. 4 off the coast of Maine, the Navy said Friday. INSURV tested and validated its combat systems, communications, navigation, damage control, mechanical and electrical systems and propulsion applications.

“Following an outstanding Combined Alpha and Bravo trials this past December, DDG 118 performed superbly during the ship’s Acceptance Trial earlier this week,” said Capt. Seth Miller, DDG 51 class program manager for Program Executive Office Ships.

The Flight IIA destroyer is fitted with the Aegis Baseline 9 Combat System for advanced reaction time, firepower and electronic countermeasures capability. The system is capable of integrated air and missile defense and enhanced ballistic weapon system protection.

In addition to the future USS Daniel Inouye, BIW is also developing four Arleigh Burke-class destroyers, two Flight III ships and one Zumwalt-class destroyer.