The Arleigh Burke-class Destroyer (DDG) is among the most versatile warships in the world. It can perform air defense, surface warfare, antisubmarine warfare, land-attack and shore bombardment missions. The Arleigh Burke is also the U.S. Navy’s primary ballistic missile defense ship. As of early 2017, there were 62 commissioned destroyers in the U.S. fleet, 28 of which were BMD-capable. This number is expected to increase steadily in the coming years through new builds and modernization.
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