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SAS 2017: USN highlights DDG-51 restart success

5th April 2017 - 14:00 GMT | by Scott Gourley in Washington, D.C.


With the recent delivery of the first two 'restart' DDG-51 destroyers from each of the two manufacturing shipyards, US Navy (USN) representatives are highlighting the success of that restart effort.

The restart ships resulted from a break in DDG-51 production and the subsequent USN decision to return the Flight IIA version of the DDG-51 platform to production status after a break of approximately five years, according to Capt Casey Moton, DDG 51 programme manager in PMS 400D.

Joking that he would like to see the navy 'retire the word “restart"', Moton pointed to the recent delivery of the first 'restart'

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Scott Gourley


Scott Gourley

Scott Gourley is a US-based writer on defence and security issues. A former US Army …

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