DDG 132 will be the seventh DDG 51 Flight III guided missile destroyer centered on the AN/SPY-6(V)1 Air and Missile Defense Radar and will incorporate upgrades to the electrical power and cooling capacity plus additional associated changes to provide greatly enhanced warfighting capability to the fleet. The Flight III baseline begins with DDGs 125-126 and continues with DDG 128 and follow on ships.
“Today we celebrated the start of fabrication of the future USS Quentin Walsh (DDG 132). The ship is named for Coast Guard Capt. Walsh, who was awarded the Navy Cross for his service during WWII. It is the third Flight III Arleigh Burke destroyer to start construction at BIW.”
Capt. Seth Miller, DDG 51 program manager, Program Executive Office (PEO) Ships said:
“We are engaged in a long-term competition and the future USS Quentin Walsh will provide the strategic capabilities needed to support the fleet for decades to come,”
BIW is also in production on the future Carl M. Levin (DDG 120), John Basilone (DDG 122), Harvey C. Barnum Jr. (DDG 124), Patrick Gallagher (DDG 127), Louis H. Wilson Jr. (DDG 126) and William Charette (DDG 130).