ARLEIGH BURKE (DDG-51) class Weapon Systems // Ships // Destroyers

Country of Origin: USA

This is the largest class of combatants built for the United States Navy in the post-World War II period. The class was originally designed to emphasize anti-air warfare (AAW) capabilities and to support the TICONDEROGA-class cruisers in the air/missile defense of carrier battle groups. This led to the original lack of full helicopter facilities. As the defense environment changed with the disintegration of the Soviet Union, the ships' mission essentially became that of a general-purpose...


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