USS Gravely Completes Maiden Sea Trial

1 July 2010 (Last Updated July 1st, 2010 18:30)

The Northrop Grumman-built Aegis guided missile destroyer Gravely (DDG 107) has successfully completed its maiden sea trial with the US Navy in the Gulf of Mexico. During the sea trial, DDG 107 successfully completed tests for the ship's communications and propulsion systems, conducted

The Northrop Grumman-built Aegis guided missile destroyer Gravely (DDG 107) has successfully completed its maiden sea trial with the US Navy in the Gulf of Mexico.

During the sea trial, DDG 107 successfully completed tests for the ship's communications and propulsion systems, conducted by Northrop and the navy's Board of Inspection and Survey.

USS Gravely is a multi-mission destroyer that can carry out operations including peacekeeping missions, crisis management, sea control and power projection.

Equipped with offensive and defensive weapons, the ship will be capable of fighting air, surface and subsurface battles simultaneously.

The Aegis destroyer, being built at Northrop's Gulf Coast facilities in Pascagoula, Missisippi, is expected to be delivered to the US Navy later this summer.