Northrop Grumman Delivers Its 25th Aegis Guided Missile Destroyer Truxtun (DDG 103) to U.S. Navy Ahead of Schedule

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Northrop Grumman delivered its 25th Aegis guided missile destroyer to the U.S. Navy. Truxtun (DDG 103), built by the company’s Shipbuilding sector, recently completed U.S. Navy acceptance trials in the Gulf of Mexico – the final milestone prior to ship delivery.

PASCAGOULA, Miss., Oct. 29, 2008 — Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) delivered its 25th Aegis guided missile destroyer to the U.S. Navy here last week. Truxtun (DDG 103), built by the company’s Shipbuilding sector, recently completed U.S. Navy acceptance trials in the Gulf of Mexico — the final milestone prior to ship delivery.

U.S Navy Cmdr. Timothy Weber, a native of Decatur, Georgia, and 1990 graduate of Vanderbilt University, is the ship’s first commanding officer and will lead a crew of 276 officers and sailors. The 510-foot, 9,200-ton Truxtun has an overall beam of 66.5 feet and a navigational draft of 31 feet. Four gas-turbine propulsion plants will power the ship to speeds above 30 knots.

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