Guided Missile Destroyer
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Guided Missile Destroyer
The Japanese guided-missile destroyer JDS Kong?  firing a Standard Missile 3 anti-ballistic missile

A guided-missile destroyer is designed to launch anti-aircraft guided missiles. Many are also equipped to carry out anti-submarine, anti-air, and anti-surface operations. The NATO standard designation for these vessels is DDG. Nations vary in their use of destroyer D designation in their hull pennant numbering, either prefixing or dropping it altogether. The U.S. Navy has adopted the classification DDG in the American hull classification system.

In addition to the guns, a guided-missile destroyer is usually equipped with two large missile magazines, usually in vertical-launch cells. Some guided-missile destroyers contain powerful radar systems, such as the United States' Aegis Combat System, and may be adopted for use in an anti-missile or ballistic-missile defense role. This is especially true for navies that no longer operate cruisers, so other vessels must be adopted to fill in the gap.

Active and planned guided-missile destroyers

Royal Australian Navy

Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy

French Navy

Although the French Navy no longer uses the term "destroyer", the largest frigates are assigned pennant numbers with flag superior "D", which designates destroyer.

Indian Navy

INS Kolkata of the Indian Navy during Malabar 2020 naval exercise.

Italian Navy

Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force

Republic of Korea Navy

Russian Navy

Nastoychivyy (610), a Sovremenny-class destroyer
Admiral Vinogradov (572), a Udaloy-class destroyer
  • Kashin-class destroyer
    • Smetlivy (810)
  • Sovremenny-class destroyer
    • Bystryy (715)
    • Gremyashchiy (406)
    • Bespokoynyy (620)
    • Nastoychivyy (610)
    • Admiral Ushakov (434)
  • Udaloy-class destroyer
    • Vice-Admiral Kulakov
    • Admiral Tributs (552)
    • Marshal Shaposhnikov (543)
    • Severomorsk (619)
    • Admiral Levchenko (605)
    • Admiral Vinogradov (572)
    • Admiral Panteleyev (548)
    • Admiral Chabanenko (650)

Republic of China Navy

ROCS Tso Ying (DDG-1803)

Royal Navy

United States Navy

Zumwalt-class destroyer

Former guided-missile destroyer classes

 Australia
 Canada
 France
 Italy
 Japan
 Soviet Union
 United Kingdom
 United States

References

  1. ^ "Indigenously built warship ready for launch". freepressjournal. Archived from the original on 22 July 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  2. ^ "All About the INS Visakhapatnam, Navy's Most Powerful Destroyer". ndtv. Retrieved 2015.
  3. ^ Friedman 2004, pp. 322-323, 425

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