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Future USS John Finn (DDG 113) 1st Restart Arleigh Burke Destroyer Delivered to U.S. Navy by HII.

| 2016
Naval Industry News - USA
Future USS John Finn (DDG 113) 1st Restart Arleigh Burke Destroyer Delivered to U.S. Navy by HII
The U.S. Navy accepted delivery of future guided-missile destroyer USS John Finn (DDG 113) from shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) on the 75th anniversary of the attacks on Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7. HII delivered DDG 113 after successfully completing three sets of at-sea and in-port trials which proved the ship's operational readiness.
USS John Finn SM2 BLK IIIA missile
GULF OF MEXICO (Oct. 25, 2016) Pre-commissioning unit John Finn (DDG 113) fires an SM2 BLK IIIA missile during builder's trials. John Finn, built by Huntington Ingalls Shipbuilding, will conduct the final phase of trials, known as acceptance trials, in early November. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Maddelin Angebrand/Released)
"Delivery of the future USS John Finn marks the beginning of a new era of production for the Arleigh Burke class," said Capt. Casey Moton, DDG 51 class program manager, Program Executive Office, Ships. "I'm pleased that this well-built and capable ship will soon be joining the fleet."

The ship's namesake, the late Lt. John Finn, earned the Medal of Honor for heroism displayed during the attacks on Pearl Harbor. During the first attack by Japanese airplanes on Naval Air Station, Kaneohe Bay, Finn manned a .50-caliber machine gun in an exposed section under heavy enemy machine gun fire. Although wounded, it was only by specific orders he vacated his post to seek medical attention. Following first aid treatment, he returned to the squadron area and actively supervised the rearming of returning planes.
John Finn (DDG 113), the first restart DDG 51-class destroyer in sea trials. Video: HII
John Finn is the 63rd Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) class destroyer and the first of the DDG 51 Flight IIA restart ships. Also in production at Huntington Ingalls Industries Pascagoula shipyard are future destroyers Ralph Johnson (DDG 114), Paul Ignatius (DDG 117), Delbert Black (DDG 119) and Frank E. Petersen Jr (DDG 121). Two additional destroyers are under contract as part of the five-ship multi-year procurement for FY13-17. Another seven Arleigh Burke class destroyers are either under construction or contract at General Dynamics' Bath Iron Works shipyard in Bath, Maine.

Arleigh Burke-class destroyers are capable, multi-mission ships and can conduct a variety of operations, from peacetime presence and crisis management to sea control and power projection, all in support of the United States’ military strategy. The guided missile destroyers are capable of simultaneously fighting air, surface and subsurface battles. The ship contains myriad offensive and defensive weapons designed to support maritime defense needs well into the 21st century.

DDG 113 is equipped with Aegis Baseline 9 combat system upgrades, which include an Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) capability incorporating Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) 5.0 and Naval Integrated Fire Control-Counter Air. Aegis Baseline 9 IAMD destroyers have increased computing power, along with radar upgrades which improve detection and reaction capabilities against modern anti-air warfare and BMD threats.

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