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Revamp: Upgrading the Iconic US Missile Destroyer


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The Naval News website, which specializes in military affairs, reported that the United States is working on a modification of the army’s Nitze guided missile destroyer.

According to the website, “BAE Systems has been awarded a $145 million contract to maintain and upgrade the Arleigh Burke-class Nitze guided missile destroyer, with representatives of the aforementioned company indicating that the contract value could rise to $161 million depending on the modifications that will be made on this ship.

Under the terms of the contract, the ship will be moored at the Systems shipyard in Norfolk, Virginia, and the company’s specialists will have to repair the underwater part of the ship’s hull, as well as modify its cabins and living quarters for the crew. members, and they will update weapons systems, control equipment and some other systems. Modernization and maintenance work is expected to begin in July next year.

Nitze is the 44th Arleigh Burke-class destroyer built for the US Army, a modified Flight IIA class that entered service with the US Navy in 2005.

This ship is 155.29 meters long and has a displacement equivalent to 9200 tons. It is armed with vertical launchers capable of accommodating 96 missiles, including RUM-139 VL-ASROC anti-submarine missiles and SM-2 missiles. also equipped with 12.7 mm machine guns and 324 mm torpedoes, as well as platforms for transporting Seahawk military helicopters.

Source: Weapons of Russia

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