The Program Executive Office (PEO) Ships and Naval Surface Warfare Center, Philadelphia Division marked a major milestone in the new DDG(X) Land Based Test Site (LBTS) during a ribbon cutting ceremony on 21 March 2023.
The test site will be used to support and improve reliability and capability and will also assist with risk reduction efforts and technical oversight for DDG(X) critical systems.
“Today we mark the beginning of a unique test site that will be used to advance the design, reliability and capability of our Nation’s next-generation guided-missile destroyer, the DDG(X), the successor to the supremely successful DDG 51 Arleigh Burke-class,” said NSWCPD Commanding Officer Captain Joseph Darcy.
The DDG(X) will provide significant increases in range, efficiency, and time-on-station to the US Navy. The DDG(X) is currently in what the US Navy described as the “concept refinement, prior to entering the preliminary design phase.”