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Guided missile destroyer

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A guided-missile destroyer is a destroyer designed to launch 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 of navies that no longer operate cruisers, so other vessels must be adopted to fill in the gap.

Active and planned guided missile destroyersEdit

Royal Australian NavyEdit

Chinese People's Liberation Army NavyEdit

French NavyEdit

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 NavyEdit

 
INS Kolkata of Indian Navy entering Mombasa, Kenya
 
INS Kochi of Kolkata Class Indian Navy

Italian NavyEdit

Japan Maritime Self-Defense ForceEdit

Republic of Korea NavyEdit

Russian NavyEdit

 
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 NavyEdit

 
ROCS Tso Ying (DDG-1803)

Royal NavyEdit

United States NavyEdit

 
Zumwalt-class destroyer

Former guided missile destroyer classesEdit

  Australia
  Canada
  France
  Italy
  Japan
  Soviet Union
  United Kingdom
  United States

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Indigenously built warship ready for launch". freepressjournal. Archived from the original on 22 July 2015. Retrieved 16 April 2015.
  2. ^ "All About the INS Visakhapatnam, Navy's Most Powerful Destroyer". ndtv. Retrieved 17 April 2015.
  3. ^ Friedman 2004, pp. 322-323, 425