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Aegis combat systems installed on US Navy destroyers


Aegis Combat System. A Lockheed Martin photo.

MOORESTOWN, NEW JERSEY (BNS): The US Navy has installed the Aegis Combat System aboard two new Navy destroyers, USS Gravely (DDG 107) and USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109).

The Aegis Combat Systems aboard the ships have also been certified as fully operational through the tests known as Combat Systems Ship Qualification Trials, a statement by Lockheed Martin said.

During the trials, the ships' Aegis Combat Systems were evaluated for combat-readiness through comprehensive surface, subsurface and anti-air warfare exercises.

These included manned raids and electronic attack scenarios, as well as thorough testing of the systems' tactical data link and air defense capabilities, it said.

The Aegis Weapon System includes the SPY-1 radar, the Navy's most advanced radar system. When paired with the MK 41 Vertical Launching System, it is capable of delivering missiles for every mission and threat environment in naval warfare.

The USS Gravely and USS Jason Dunham are both Arleigh Burke class guided-missile destroyers.

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