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Old July 27th, 2011, 11:49 AM
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US has commissioned the 60th Arleigh-Burke class destroyer



In june ,the United States commissioned the 60th Arleigh burke class destroyer , thus completing its destroyer fleet .

At 9,200 tons these are the heaviest destroyers in the world , and by far the most powerful. They also come incorporated with stealth technology , making it difficult to detect them .

They also have the Aegis radar system , which can detect hundreds of incoming aircraft or missiles over hundreds of kilometers. On the other hand the radar of a single ship can be used to control and give directions to no less than 300 friendly aircraft !!

Its weapon system consists of 3000 km range Tomahawk cruise missiles ,which can be nuclear armed if necessary , or can be conventionally armed to rain destruction over thousands of kilometers .

The SM-3 surface to air missile can not only destroy several incoming aircraft and missiles over long range ( at the same time !! ), but can also be used for ballistic missile defence .

They also contain the Harpoon anti-ship missile for attacking surface ships and submarines , along with advanced MK-46 torpedoes .

A single ship can fight with multiple surface , subsurface , air and land threats at the same time in a way the Indian or even Chinese navies can only dream of--or have nightmares of ( in case of the Chinese )

And the US navy has 60 of them !!--to patrol the worlds oceans in such a way that at least a few of these destroyers are there to deal with any contingency in any part of the globe . Thats the awesome punch of a superpower !!


http://navaltoday.com/2011/06/02/us-...ile-destroyer/
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Re: US has commissioned the 60th Arleigh-Burke class destroyer

9,200 tons and difficult to detect.

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