Navy programs funding for upgraded destroyer's unmanned test ship

By Justin Doubleday / April 27, 2016 at 9:15 AM
The Navy has programmed $175 million into its plans across the next five years to fund an unmanned test ship to test the capabilities of the upgraded Flight III Arleigh-Burke destroyer against anti-ship cruise missiles, government documents show. The Flight III upgrade of the Navy's DDG-51 destroyers is centered around the incorporation of a new Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR). The service expects the first Flight III destroyer to reach initial operational capability in 2023. But the Navy and...

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