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In the USA, the tests of the new destroyer John Basilone have been completed: what is known about the Flight IIA program

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar May28,2024

The US has completed testing of the new destroyer John Basilone: ​​what is known about the Flight IIA program

USS John Basilone of the Arleigh Burke class — one of the most modern ships in its class. And its modernization to the Flight IIA type includes improvements to sensors, radars, combat systems and cooling mechanisms.

The US Navy has begun a comprehensive program to modernize its Flight IIA destroyers. As part of it, the “Charlie trials” of the new destroyer USS John Basilone (DDG 122) were completed, reported on May 27 by Naval Recognition reviewers.

What is known about the ship USS John Basilone

Construction of the USS John Basilone began with a keel-laying ceremony on January 10, 2020 at Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine. Launched on June 12, 2022, the ship was named after US Marine Corps Sergeant John Basilone, a Medal of Honor recipient for heroic actions during World War II.

USS John Basilone of the Arleigh Burke class of the Flight IIA type — one of the most advanced ships in its class, designed to perform a wide range of tasks, including anti-aircraft, anti-submarine and anti-ship defense, as well as support for land operations. Thanks to its modern equipment and powerful weapons, it is able to effectively respond to modern threats and perform operational tasks around the world.

The ship is equipped with modern sensors and radars for multi-purpose use, as well as the Aegis combat control system. In addition, the destroyer is equipped with systems to protect against air and missile threats, which makes it a key element in providing air defense and anti-missile defense of the fleet.

Charlie trials format

Charlie trials — this is one of the stages of the naval forces that new ships go through before their official commissioning. These tests include checking the various systems of the ship, its performance, maneuverability and combat readiness. The purpose of these tests — ensure that all systems are functioning properly and meet requirements before the ship is transferred to the Navy for combat missions.

Flight IIA Program

The US Navy has begun a comprehensive modernization program for its Flight-class destroyers IIA, focusing on four key improvements. These upgrades include improvements to sensors, radars, combat systems and cooling mechanisms.

The completion of the tests demonstrates the high level of readiness of the USS John Basilone for combat missions. Soon, the ship will be officially accepted into the US Navy, and it will begin its mission to ensure national security and protect the country's interests at sea.

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my natasha@thetimeshub.in 1-800-268-7116

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