US Navy upgrades

Published on May 19, 2016 by   ·   No Comments

The U.S. Navy is upgrading its fleet of Arleigh Burke-class destroyers with an ability to destroy enemy missiles from beyond-the-horizon.

The U.S. Navy Has Deployed a New Ship-Defense Technology for its Fleet of DDG 51 Arleigh Burke-Class Destroyers


The Navy is building and testing a fleet of upgraded DDG 51 Arleigh Burke-class destroyers with a series of next-generation technologies — including an ability to detect and destroy incoming enemy anti-ship cruise missiles at farther ranges from beyond the horizon.

The new fire-control system, called Naval Integrated Fire Control – Counter Air, or NIFC-CA, was recently deployed on a Navy cruiser serving as part of the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group in the Arabian Gulf, Navy officials told Scout Warrior.

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