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Mission


Stout’s mission is to operate in a high-density multi-threat environment as an integral member of a Carrier, Expeditionary, or Surface Strike Group. Stout was designed to defend U.S. forces from attack by enemy air, surface, and subsurface units. To that end, Stout is capable of operating effectively against simultaneous threats in air, surface, submarine, and strike warfare areas.

Stout is equipped with the AEGIS Combat System, the most advanced of its kind in the world. It consists of the MK 7 MOD 0 AEGIS Weapon System, the MK 45 5”/54 gun,, the SQQ-89 ASW Combat System, and the SLQ-32 Electronic Warfare System. Firepower is provided by Standard missiles, Tomahawk cruise missiles, Harpoon anti-ship missiles, MK 46 torpedoes, and the 5-inch/54 caliber gun.

Stout matches maximum survivability with potent combat capability. With the advent of the AEGIS Destroyer Program, the Navy turned to all-steel construction and extensive topside armor.  A comprehensive collective protection system guards against nuclear, chemical and/or biological agents and vital systems are hardened against damage. Additionally, acoustic, infrared, and radar signatures have been reduced.  State-of-the-art propulsion and damage control systems are managed by a data multiplexing system. Propelled by powerful gas turbine engines to speeds in excess of 30 knots, Stout is a formidable presence in the defense of the United States.

 
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