The US Navy has taken delivery of Arleigh Burke-class Flight IIA destroyer, the future USS Carl M. Levin (DDG 120) from General Dynamics Bath Iron Works (GDBIW) shipyard in Bath, Maine.

The USS Carl M. Levin’s (DDG 120) keel-laying ceremony for was held at the shipyard in February 2019.

Before the delivery of the warship, it underwent a series of at-sea and pier-side trials to showcase its materiel and operational readiness.

DDG 120 features the latest Aegis Combat System, which includes integrated air and missile defence capability.

Furthermore, this system offers superior processing of complex sensor data to enable quick-reaction decision making, high firepower, and comes with improved electronic warfare capability against a range of threats.

Program Executive Office (PEO) Ships DDG 51 programme manager captain Seth Miller said: “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.”

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PEO Ships, which is one of the US Defense Department’s largest acquisition organisations, executes the development and procurement of all destroyers, amphibious ships, special mission and support ships, craft, and boats.

The shipyard is also building 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).