Just days after the U.S. Navy confirmed it had reached a deal with Bath Iron Works to build the next two DDG-1000s, the service sent further signals that the next-generation destroyer still is important for the surface ship fleet despite cuts to the program. The Navy this week highlighted a recent trip by Adm. Gary Roughead — the current chief of naval operations (CNO) who cut the DDG-1000 buy by more than half to three ships — to observe live tests of the ship’s Integrated Power System ...

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