USS TICONDEROGA CG-47
The nine years of
sea test development prior to the U.S. Navy’s first
installing Aegis on the USS Ticonderoga indicates
the complexity and the engineering effort necessary to
build a successful Aegis system. The fact that the
Soviet Union gave up on an Aegis system after years of
frustrating problems on two warships also shows the
extreme difficulties. In 1988, the Soviet
Union installed its first Aegis-type Sky Watch on two
full-deck aircraft carriers. Each of the four
square-plate phased array antennas measured about 5
meters in diameter. The Soviets seem to have had
considerable trouble in exercises with their Gorshkov
phased array radar, as mechanical scanning Top Sail/Top
Pair radars replaced it on the next Soviet carrier, the Tblisi.
Sea operations attempting to successfully target
incoming threats using external ship or aircraft
platforms also seem to have failed. When the U.S. Navy
installed its first MK 41 VLS on the Ticonderoga
Aegis cruiser CG-52 in 1989, it featured 64 missile
cells forward and 32 cells aft. The MK 41 VLS cells
launch multiwarfare missiles.
long scratched-built Ticonderoga cruiser model was built for the
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It was started in June and complete in
August. 2016, several weeks earlier than scheduled.
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