About Bryan McGrath

Bryan McGrath is the assistant director of the Hudson Institute’s Center for American Seapower and is managing director of The FerryBridge Group LLC, a defense consultancy.


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Opinion: Navy Should Avoid a Flight III Arleigh Burke

Opinion: Navy Should Avoid a Flight III Arleigh Burke

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In a classified memo, the details of which were revealed last week in Defense News, Vice Adm. Tom Copeman, commander U.S. Naval Surface Forces told Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert not to build a new version of the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer (DDG-51).

The Flight III DDG-51 is the planned successor to the current Flight IIA design and the planned landing platform for the Navy’s air and missile defense radar (AMDR). Read More