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US Navy officially receives Arleigh Burke class destroyer USS Carl Levin from General Dynamics.

| 2023

According to information published by the US DoD on January 26, 2023, the Navy accepted delivery of the future guided-missile destroyer USS Carl M. Levin (DDG 120) from General Dynamics Bath Iron Works.
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Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001 Flight IIA Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Carl Levin. (Picture source: GD)

Delivery represents the official transfer of the ship from the shipbuilder to the Navy. Prior to delivery, the ship conducted a series of at-sea and pier-side trials to demonstrate its materiel and operational readiness.

A Flight IIA destroyer, DDG 120 is equipped with the latest Aegis Combat System. The Aegis Combat System provides large area defense coverage against air and ballistic missile targets, and also delivers superior processing of complex sensor data to allow for quick-reaction decision making, high firepower, and improved electronic warfare capability against a variety of threats.

The shipyard is also in production on future destroyers John Basilone (DDG 122), Harvey C. Barnum Jr. (DDG 124), Patrick Gallagher (DDG 127), Louis H. Wilson Jr. (DDG 126), William Charette (DDG 130), and Quentin Walsh (DDG 132).

The Flight IIA destroyers are also equipped with the Vertical Launching System (VLS), which allows them to launch a variety of missiles, including Tomahawk cruise missiles, Standard missiles, and Evolved Sea Sparrow missiles. They also have two Mk 41 VLS launcher, one forward and one aft, which can hold up to 96 missiles.

For anti-submarine warfare, the ships are equipped with a SQQ-89(V)15 sonar system, which includes a hull-mounted sonar and a towed array sonar. They also have two torpedo tubes that can launch MK-46 torpedoes.

The Flight IIA destroyers are powered by four General Electric LM2500 gas turbine engines, which drive two shafts and provide a maximum speed of over 30 knots. They have a displacement of around 9,200 tons, and are 509 feet long and 66 feet wide. They have a crew of about 330 sailors.

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