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27 Jan 2023

BIW Delivers Flight IIA Destroyer Carl Levin (DDG 120) To US Navy

BIW Delivers Flight IIA Destroyer Carl Levin (DDG 120) To US Navy
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NAVSEA press release

Delivery represents the official transfer of the ship from the shipbuilder to the Navy. Prior to delivery, the ship conducted a series of at-sea and pier-side trials to demonstrate its materiel and operational readiness.

“Delivery of this ship will provide critical capacity to our surface fleet today and well into the future. All who serve aboard DDG 120 will be a reflection of Sen. Carl M. Levin’s commitment to our Nation through service." - Capt. Seth Miller, DDG 51 Program Manager, Program Executive Office (PEO) Ships

A Flight IIA destroyer, DDG 120 is equipped with the latest Aegis Combat System.  The Aegis Combat System provides large area defense coverage against air and ballistic missile targets, and also delivers superior processing of complex sensor data to allow for quick-reaction decision making, high firepower, and improved electronic warfare capability against a variety of threats.

The shipyard is also in production on future destroyers John Basilone (DDG 122), Harvey C. Barnum Jr. (DDG 124), Patrick Gallagher (DDG 127), Louis H. Wilson Jr. (DDG 126), William Charette (DDG 130), and Quentin Walsh (DDG 132).

As one of the Defense Department’s largest acquisition organizations, PEO Ships is responsible for executing the development and procurement of all destroyers, amphibious ships, special mission and support ships, boats and craft.

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