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     DDG-79 Oscar Austin     

Photo byMay 2017. Varna. Photo by N. Zlatev.
Country: USA.
Class, [Type]: Arleigh Burke ( Flight II ), [DDG].
Homeport: Norfolk.

Callsign: NOPA ( November Oscar Papa Alfa )

Builder: Bath Iron Works, USA.
Laid date: 9 October 1997.
Launch date: 7 November 1998.
Commission date: 19 August 2000.

Displacement ( tons ): 6900 light, 9000 full load.
Dimensions ( metres ): 155 x 20,5 x 9,9.
Main machinery: 4 x GE LM 2500 gas turbines ( 105000 hp ).
Speed ( knots ): 32.
Range ( miles ): 4400 at 20 knots.
Complement: 380 ( 32 officers ).

Guns: 1 x 1 127mm Mk45 Mod4, 2 x 6 20mm Mk15 Mod12 Phalanx CIWS, 2 x 1 25mm Mk38 Mod1 Bushmaster, 4 x 1 12,7mm M2HB MGs.
Missiles: 1 x 32 and 1 x 64 Mk41 Mod0 VLS: 96 mix of AGM: BGM-109 Tomahawk; SAM: RIM-66 Standard SM-2MR; ASW: RUM-139 ASROC; SSM: 2 x 4 RGM-84 Harpoon.
Torpedoes: 2 x 3 324mm tubes Mk32 Mod.15 for Mk46 and Mk50 torpedoes.

Radar: Air: AN/SPY-1D; Surface: AN/SPS-67; Navigation: AN/SPS-73; Firing Control: 3 x AN/SPG-62A; TACAN: AN/URN-25, IFF Mk XII AIMS AN/UPX-29.
Sonar: AN/SQQ-89 combined with an active hull sonar AN/SQS-53A, AN/SQR-19 TACTAS.
Countermeasures: Decoys: 2 x SRBOC Mk36 Mod12; Torpedo contermeasures: AN/SLQ-25 Nixie; AN/SLQ-39 decoy buoy launch system; ESM/ECM: AN/SLQ-32.
Helicopter: 1 x SH-60B/F Sea Hawk LAMPS III. No hangar.

Year of visit the Black Sea:  2010 | 2017
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Additional photo Magnify image   May 2017. Varna. Photo by N. Zlatev.
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