Monday, February 4, 2013

Fast and Feared, with Offensive and Defensive Powers

This ship needed an advanced weapons system
by Warren W.

As the on-site engineer for RCA (subsequently GE, Martin Marietta, Lockheed Martin) in New York, I witnessed the development and Aegis Combat System design implementation for the Arleigh Burke (DDG-51). With the cooperation of Lockheed Martin, Bath Iron Works and Gibbs & Cox, the DDG-51 design proceeded without any real showstoppers. Through collaboration of all involved, cost savings were accomplished during the Aegis Combat Systems preliminary and contract design. The personnel involved with the DDG-51 design and the Aegis Combat Systems implementation can be very pleased with the very successful and powerful Navy destroyer. 

The DDG-51 is a force multiplier!