In-harbour defences for DDG-51s
- 16-30 April 2001
The US Navy is planning to retrofit the General Dynamics Mk 46 Mod 1,
30mm weapons station to its Arleigh Burke-class (DDG-51) destroyers.
The attack on the USS Cole has increased the emphasis on
upgrading ship self-defence capability to close-in terrorist attacks.
While no decision on the retrofit programme has been made,
the USN is reportedly in favour of the retrofit and
is trying to insert funding into current budgeting.