Huntington Ingalls Industries has unveiled the 30th Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Ralph Johnson at the companyâ€™s shipyard on Dec. 12.
The U.S. NavyÂ said MondayÂ the ship was transferred from the land-level facility to the drydock where it was floated.
HIIÂ will also incorporate the Aegis Baseline 9 air and missile defense and ballistic missile defense into theÂ destroyer.
“We’re looking forward to completing outfitting efforts, undergoing test and trials and delivering another highly-capable asset to our fleet,” said Capt. Mark Vandroff, DDG 51 class program manager within the Navy’s Program Executive Office for ships.
The ship is named after Medal of Honor recipientÂ U.S. Marine Corps Pfc. Ralph Henry Johnson, who died during the Vietnam War after he protected his colleagues from a grenade.