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Inside look at Navy's newest destroyers

The U.S. Navy is ramping up its surface warfare capabilities to the tune of nearly $3 billion worth of new destroyers. Here's an inside look at two Arleigh Burke-class ships under construction, destroyers built to survive anything an enemy might throw at them. Read more
 

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The guided-missile destroyer USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) is deployed participating in Exercise Joint Warrior 2011-2. Joint Warrior serves as a certifying event for ships deploying with coalition forces in future operations.
Navy/Petty Officer 3rd Class Scott Pittman

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Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) participate in a damage control training exercise. Arleigh Burke is deployed participating in Exercise Joint Warrior 2011-2. Joint Warrior certifies ships that deploy with coalition forces in future operations.
Navy/Petty Officer 3rd Class Scott Pittman

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Petty Officer 2nd Class Brandon Foster loads Enhanced Lethality Cartridges into a Close-In Weapons System during a live fire aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Arleigh Burke. Arleigh Burke is deployed to participate in Exercise Joint Warrior 2011-2. Joint Warrior serves as a certifying event for ships deploying with coalition forces in future operations.
Navy/Petty Officer 3rd Class Scott Pittman

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Fire Controlman 2nd Class Anthony Ferretti, prepares a Close In Weapon System (CIWS) for a live fire exercise aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51). Arleigh Burke is deployed to participate in Exercise Joint Warrior 2011-2. Joint Warrior serves as a certifying event for ships deploying with coalition forces in future operations.
Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Scott Pittman

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Petty Officer 1st Class Wayne Schiattareggia, right, shows Petty Officer 1st Class Farest Davis the proper procedure for firing warning shots across the brow of a ship with the Mk 38 25 mm machine gun system aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51). Arleigh Burke is deployed participating in Exercise Joint Warrior 2011-2. Joint Warrior serves as a certifying event for ships deploying with coalition forces in future operations.
Navy/Petty Officer 3rd Class Scott Pittman

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Sailors unload supplies from a Royal Navy AS-3645N Dauphin helicopter on the flight deck of the guided-missile destroyer USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51). Arleigh Burke is participating in Exercise Joint Warrior 2011-2. Joint Warrior serves as a certifying event for ships deploying with coalition forces in future operations.
Navy/Petty Officer 3rd Class Scott Pittman

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The 1,000-ton deckhouse of the future destroyer USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) is craned toward the deck of the ship to be integrated with the ship's hull at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works. The ship launch and christening are planned in 2013.
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The deckhouse for the future USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) sits on a barge at Norfolk Naval Station after being diverted due to weather during transit from Huntington Ingalls Industries' Gulfport Facility in Mississippi to General Dynamics-Bath Iron Works shipyard in Maine. The DDG 1000-class destroyer is designed for sustained operations in the littorals and a land attack, and will provide independent forward presence and deterrence, support special operations forces, and operate as an integral part of joint and combined expeditionary focus.
Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Zachary S. Welch

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The 1,000-ton deckhouse of the future destroyer USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) is craned toward the deck of the ship to be integrated with the ship's hull at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works. The ship launch and christening are planned in 2013.
Navy

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The 1,000-ton deckhouse of the future destroyer USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) is craned toward the deck of the ship to be integrated with the ship's hull at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works. The ship launch and christening are planned in 2013.
Navy

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The deckhouse for the future USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) sits on a barge at Norfolk Naval Station after being diverted due to weather during transit from Huntington Ingalls Industries' Gulfport Facility in Mississippi to General Dynamics-Bath Iron Works shipyard in Maine. The DDG 1000-class destroyer is designed for sustained operations in the littorals and a land attack, and will provide independent forward presence and deterrence, support special operations forces, and operate as an integral part of joint and combined expeditionary focus.
Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Zachary S. Welch

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A photo illustration of the Zumwalt-class destroyer USS Michael Monsoor. The ship will be named after Master-at-Arms Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Monsoor (SEAL) who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions during combat on Sept. 29, 2006 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq.

Inside look at Navy's newest destroyers

The U.S. Navy is ramping up its surface warfare capabilities to the tune of nearly $3 billion worth of new destroyers. Here's an inside look at two Arleigh Burke-class ships under construction, destroyers built to survive anything an enemy might throw at them. Read more
 

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