The Aegis combat system is a core part of the U.S. Navy’s DDG guided missile destroyer construction plan, with its integration anchoring the vessel’s testing milestones, according to a review of the recent DDG-113 contract awarded to shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII). The Aegis-equipped destroyer is the linchpin of the Navy’s planned ballistic missile defense (BMD) mission. The Navy recently revamped its surface-fleet shipbuilding plan to restart the DDG-51 Arleigh ...

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