US Navy Commissioned New Guided-Missile Destroyer USS Rafael Peralta (DDG-115)

The commisioning ceremony was held on 29th July (http://navylive.dodlive.mil/2017/07/28/uss-rafael-peralta-ddg-115-commissioning-ceremony/) USS Rafael Peralta (DDG-115) honors Marine Corps Sgt. Rafael Peralta, who was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross for actions during combat operations in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Peralta is credited with saving the lives of fellow Marines during the second battle of Fallujah in 2004. Rafael Peralta,…

US Navy Railgun starts fire on the field (video)

Radical new weapon set for its first tests outside the lab “Railguns and other directed-energy weapons are the future of maritime superiority,” said Dr. Thomas Beutner, head of ONR’s naval air warfare and weapons department. “The U.S. Navy must be the first to field this leap-ahead technology and maintain the advantage over our adversaries.” An electric pulse is…

USS John P. Murtha (LPD-26) Completed Final Post-Delivery Trials on July 21

Amphibious transport dock USS John P. Murtha (LPD-26) is ready for deployment. USS P. Murtha (LPD-26) is the 10th San Antonio-class amphib to join the fleet. These LPDs transport and deploy combat and support elements of Marine Expeditionary Units. San Antonio-class ships carry surface connects such as amphibious assault vehicles and landing craft, and vertical lift connectors such…

USS Ralph Johnson (DDG-114) Successfully Completed Builder’s Trials

US Navy stated that The future USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114) successfully completed builder’s trials, July 20, after spending four days underway in the Gulf of Mexico. While underway, DDG 114 successfully demonstrated full-power runs, self-defense detect-to-engage exercises, steering checks, boat handling, and anchoring. The DDG 51 class ships currently being constructed are Aegis Baseline…

US Navy; The 11th San Antonio-class amphibious warship completed builder’s trials

LPD 27; USS Portland has succesfully completed Builder’s Trials on 30 June. “At-sea tests conducted during LPD-27’s trials included full power runs, self-defense detect-to-engage exercises, evaluations of key combat and communications systems, rapid ballast/de-ballast operations, steering checks, and anchor handling demonstrations,” read the statement from NAVSEA. It was also stated “Builder’s Trials is the Navy’s…

US Navy awarded $3 billion contract to Huntington Ingalls Industries

US Navy awarded a $3-billion contract modification for the detail design and construction of LHA-8, the future amphibious assault ship Bougainville, to Huntington Ingalls Industries. This most recent contract action, announced June 16, exercises the contract options for the detail design and construction portions of the work and releases $1.15 billion as a first increment…