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These helicopters can be found on board U.S. Navy and international cruisers, destroyers, frigates and littoral combat ships to provide anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare capabilities. Their advanced sensors are also used for humanitarian aid efforts such as search and recovery and cargo delivery.
This ship was the first U.S. Navy Aegis ship outfitted with the Vertical Launching System, allowing for greater missile selection, firepower and survivability.
USS BUNKER HILL
This ship was the first U.S. Navy ship to be outfitted with the Aegis Combat System; since then, Aegis has been integrated onto more than 100 ships worldwide.
The USS Bunker Hill was the first U.S. Navy cruiser to be modernized with this important Aegis Combat System standard in 2008, providing the capacity for future growth and evolutions of the system.
A Freedom-variant littoral combat ship uses this many sensors to continually send information to systems for display, logging and analysis.
This ceremony signifies the start of life in constructing a new surface navy ship.
KEEL LAYING CEREMONY
This founding father named the oldest commissioned ship in the U.S. Navy, the USS Constitution, a wooden-hulled, three-masted heavy frigate.
The USS John Paul Jones (DDG-53) will be the first ship to provide this important capability to the U.S. Navy.
INTEGRATED AIR AND MISSILE DEFENSE
This destroyer is named for the Father of Aegis.
USS WAYNE E. MEYER
This system provides the primary mine reconnaissance capability in the U.S. Navy’s littoral combat ship mine countermeasure package.
REMOTE MULTI-MISSION VEHICLE (RMMV)
This unmanned aerial system can be configured in several variants, including a configuration that enables it to be tube-launched from the water’s surface.
This heavy-lifting unmanned helicopter returned from deployment with the U.S. Marine Corps after 33 months, and lifted more than 4.5 million pounds of cargo while deployed.
USS Lake Erie is home ported in this Pacific location after completing 11 successful Aegis BMD tests.
Navy Secretary Ray Mabus served aboard this U.S. Navy ship; the nation’s ninth littoral combat ship, which is currently under construction, shares its name.
USS LITTLE ROCK
This phrase was the predecessor to “Bravo Zulu”, which also held the acronym “BZ”. “Bravo Zulu” was adopted when the U.S. Navy began using the International Civil Aviation Organization’s alphabet in 1956.
This technology, known as SONAR, provides data from sound waves to produce maps and locate potential threats underwater.
SOUND NAVIGATION RANGING