Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division has successfully completed the builder’s trials for the future US Navy guided missile destroyer USS Frank E. Petersen Jr.
The Arleigh Burke-class destroyer spent three days in the Gulf of Mexico undergoing testing of its combat system. These tests included the firing of a missile.
John Fillmore, Ingalls’ Arleigh Burke-class program manager, said the successful completion of the builder’s trials will then be followed by a final trial prior to delivery of the ship to the navy.
The ship honours the late Lieutenant General Frank E. Petersen Jr., who was the US Marine Corps’ first African-American aviator and general officer.
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