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High-Speed Hair-pin Turn! U.S. Navy Arleigh Burke-class Destroyer’s AMAZING MANEUVER!

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The video from the Ultimate Military Channel shows the US Navy Arleigh Burke-class destroyer making a high-speed hairpin turn on the open ocean. Soldiers are shown standing at attention on the deck as the ship quickly slices through the water and makes the turn.

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The Arleigh-Burke class of destroyers are guided missile destroyers (DDGs) that are the US Navy’s first class of destroyer ships built around the Aegis Combat System and the SPY-1D multi-function passive electronically scanned array radar. The class is named after Admira Arleigh Burke, World War II’s most famous American destroyer officer who later became Chief of Naval Operations. The class flagship, USS Arleigh Burke, was commissioned while Admiral Burke was still alive.

The ships were designed as multi-mission destroyers to fit the anti-aircraft warfare role using their powerful Aegis radar and surface-to-air missiles. They were also meant to fulfill anti-submarine warfare using towed sonar array, anti0submarine rockets and ASW helicopters, as well as anti-surface warfare using the Harpoon missile launcher, and strategic land strike role with the Tomahawk missiles.

The first ship of the class was commissioned on July 4, 1991 and became the only active destroyers of the US Navy. The Arleigh Burke class has the longest production run for any post-World War II US Navy surface combatant. There are 62 vessels in the class – 21 of Flight I, 7 of Flight II and 34 of Flight IIA, and up to 42 envisaged.

The ships have a total length of 505 feet to 509 feet, displacement ranging from 8,315 to 9,200 tons and weapons that include over 90 missiles. They are larger and more heavily armed than other ships previously classified as guided missile cruisers, and are made of all-steel. Its design incorporates stealth techniques, making them difficult to detect by anti-ship missiles. They are also equipped with an air-filtration system to protect against nuclear, biological and chemical warfare.

 

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