DDG 115 completes acceptance trials
The future USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115) has completed acceptance trials with the US Navy, clearing the way for delivery to take place, Naval Sea Systems Command announced on 28 December.
The vessel undertook a two day demonstration off the coast of Maine – both pier-side and underway - in order for the US Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey to evaluate onboard systems, including navigation, damage control, mechanical and electrical systems, combat systems, communications, and propulsion applications.
Rafael Peralta is equipped with the Aegis Baseline 9 combat system which, in addition to providing advanced detection and reaction capabilities against modern air warfare threats, will enable the ship to link radars with other ships and aircraft to provide a composite picture of the battlespace and effectively increase the theatre space.
Following delivery, DDG 115 will be the 65th Arleigh Burke class destroyer of the navy. The Bath Iron Works, where the vessel was built, is currently in production on future destroyers Thomas Hudner (DDG 116), Daniel Inouye (DDG 118) and Carl M Levin (DDG 120) and under contract for three additional ships awarded as part of a five-ship multi-year procurement.
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