USS Arleigh Burke Review of Technical Specifications, Arleigh Burke is the first of about 70 ships.
USS Arleigh Burke Review of Technical Specifications
|Type||USS Arleigh Burke (DDG-51)|
|Year of development||1991|
|Development Status||Assigned and active|
|Engine||Four General Electric LM2500-30 gas turbines, 100,000 horsepower, on two shafts.|
|Max Speed||30 kts (35 mph)|
MilitaryEzyInfo.com – The modern U.S. Navy is second to none with its large number of surface ships and submarines equipped with helicopters and seaplanes.
A major component of this service is the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer group, which as of July 2020 has 67 ships in service, one of which is the USS Ramage (DDG-61).
Named after Vice Admiral Lawson Ramage, a World War II veteran and Medal of Honor recipient, the battleship was commissioned on February 21, 1990, and built on January 4, 1993, at Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Mississippi.
She was commissioned on February 1, 1994, and officially commissioned on July 22, 1995, remaining in the United States Navy (USN) fleet until July 2020, when she was stationed at Norfolk, Virginia, fighting under the slogan “Par Excellence.”.
The guided-missile destroyer is a powerful surface combatant capable of dealing with the aerial, surface, and submarine targets with a kill power equivalent to that of the flagship “Smart” missile weapon system.
This hull design allows these warships to operate independently or as part of a major combat unit/fleet. Some missile platforms are used as air deterrents, while others are equipped to attack enemy naval vessels from a distance.
These warships, despite being clearly equipped with missiles, rely on ballistic weapons as a more conventional means.
The USS Ramage (DDG-61) weighs 6,900 tons when lightly loaded and up to 8,900 tons when fully loaded. It reaches a length of 505 feet, a blockhead of 66 feet, and a draft of 31 feet.
Power is provided by four General Electric LM2500-30 series gas turbines (100,000 horsepower) mounted on the two rear axles. Under ideal conditions, the ship could reach speeds of over 30 knots up to 4,400 nautical miles.
The ship has 281 officers and enlisted men on board. Installed systems include 3D operational radar, surface search radar, fire support, sonar (towed and hull-mounted), and the LAMPS III anti-submarine warfare system.
Electronic warfare (EW) is conducted with AN / SLQ032(V) 2 circuits, AN / SLQ-25 “Nix” is anti-torpedo, Mk 36 Mod 12 serves as a decoy launch system, AN / SLQ-39 is used for radar jamming.
Armament includes 127mm/54 Mark 45 handgun, 61-cell Mk 41 vertical launch complex (VLCS), 29-cell Mk 41 vertical launch complex (VLCS) with up to 90 RIM-156 SM-2 surface-to-air missiles (SAMs), BGM-109 Tomahawk cruise missiles, and RUM-139 vertical launch Support. Anti-submarine missile (KL-ASROK).
It also has two Mk141 launchers for anti-ship Harpoon missiles. More conventional weapons include an Mk32 triple torpedo tube, two 25mm chain guns, two 20mm Phalanx non-contact weapon systems (CIWS), and up to four 12.7mm Browning heavy machine guns (HMG).
For a more effective anti-submarine role, this warship can deploy two Sikorsky MH-60R machine gunships. This rotor system provides a much-needed eye in the sky that can fly over the horizon and work closely with the ship to spot potential enemies before they become deadly.
The hull profile includes an unobstructed place to mount the fluted main gun. The bridge is located in the superstructure behind the gun emplacements and is identified by the main triangular mast where various sensors, radar, and communications equipment are located.
The smokescreen is split into two lower structures in the middle, creating a large gap. The rear of the hull superstructure is staggered to accommodate a full-service hangar and helipad.