Arleigh Burke gets five-year service extension

By Linda Hersey / March 17, 2023 at 2:45 PM
The first-of-its-class destroyer Arleigh Burke (DDG-51), which was scheduled to be retired in fiscal year 2026, will get five more years of service, the Naval Surface Force Atlantic announced this week. The warship will continue operating through FY-31, when it will turn 40. “DDG-51 was evaluated and approved for extra service life based on the lethality she delivers as a result of the DDG Modernization Program, and a thorough assessment of her material condition and adherence to class maintenance plans...

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