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US destroyer Daniel Inouye passes acceptance trials

USS Daniel inouye
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The US Navy’s future destroyer USS Daniel Inouye (DDG 118) has successfully completed the navy’s acceptance trials after spending a day underway off the coast of Maine.

The Flight IIA Arleigh Burke-class destroyer completed the test on February 4.

US Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV) inspected the ship during a series of demonstrations while pier side and underway. Many of the ship’s onboard systems, including navigation, damage control, mechanical and electrical systems, combat systems, communications, and propulsion applications, were tested to validate performance and met or exceeded Navy specifications.

“Following an outstanding Combined Alpha and Bravo trials this past December, DDG 118 performed superbly during the ship’s acceptance trial earlier this week,” said Capt. Seth Miller, DDG 51 class program manager, Program Executive Office (PEO) Ships.

Future USS Daniel Inouye is expected to be delivered to the navy within the next few weeks.

The ship is a Flight IIA destroyer, equipped with the Aegis baseline 9 combat system, which includes integrated air and missile defense capability and enhanced ballistic missile defense capabilities.

Following delivery, Daniel Inouye will be the 37th Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) class destroyer to be delivered by BIW.

The shipyard is also in production on the future Arleigh Burke-class destroyers Carl M. Levin (DDG 120), John Basilone (DDG 122), Harvey C. Barnum (DDG 124), Patrick Gallagher (DDG 127), and Flight III ships, Louis H. Wilson, Jr. (DDG 126), and William Charette (DDG 130), as well as the future Zumwalt-class destroyer, Lyndon B. Johnson (DDG 1002).