Navy, Huntington Ingalls Finish Sea Trials of ‘Finn’ Guided Missile Destroyer

John FinnHuntington Ingalls Industries and the U.S. Navy have completed a final round of USS John Finn trials that sought to test the performance of the guided missile destroyer’s systems.

The company said Friday the Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey assessed the new Arleigh Burke-class ship’s overall operation during the two-day trial held in the Gulf of Mexico, the company said Friday.

HII’s Ingalls Shipbuilding division will perform finishing touches on the vessel before its delivery to the military service in December.

Arleigh Burke-class destroyers are designed to simultaneously engage in air, surface and subsurface battles and support peacetime presence, crisis management and sea control and power projection missions.

HII has handed over 28 Arleigh Burke-class destroyers to the Navy to date.

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