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USS John S McCain repairs complete

29th October 2019 - 14:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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US Navy Arleigh Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS John S McCain has completed repairs and accelerated upgrades following a collision in August 2017.

The vessel is now underway to conduct comprehensive at sea testing, which will see the ship put through a series of demonstrations to confirm that onboard systems meet or exceed navy performance specifications.  Among the systems that will be tested are navigation, damage control, mechanical and electrical systems, combat systems, communications and propulsion application. 

John S McCain is assigned to Destroyer Squadron FIFTEEN (DESRON 15) and forward-deployed to Yokosuka, Japan. Following the completion of at-sea training in the upcoming months the vessel will prepare for return to operational tasking.

Multiple upgrades to the ship’s computer network, antenna systems, radar array, combat weapons systems and berthing have ensured John S McCain will return to operational missions with improved capability and lethality.

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