Defense Department still working out upgraded destroyer's test plan

By Justin Doubleday / April 6, 2016 at 10:15 AM
The Office of the Secretary of Defense and the Navy are still determining a way forward on testing the self-defense capabilities of the service's newly designed Flight III Arleigh-Burke destroyers, according to a program official. The Navy is drafting different proposals for the test program of the Flight III destroyer, including testing the hull, mechanical and electrical (HM&E) systems, as well as the survivability of the ship, according to Capt. Mark Vandroff, DDG-51 program manager. In a March 29 interview...

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