Navy Eyes Yet Another Arleigh Burke Destroyer Variant After Warship Plans Hit Snags

thedrive.com - 08-09

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Unfortunately, there are serious questions about whether the Arleigh Burke class hullform can support any more major design changes. The U.S. Navy says that it is considering purchases of a new derivative of the Arleigh Burke class destroyer that is even more advanced than the up-coming Flight III versions. This comes as the service admits that it might not even begin buying its future Large Surface Combatants, or LSCs, which it expects to replace its some of its Arleigh Burkes and all of its Ticonderoga class cruisers, until 2026.