On October 4, 2021, the future USS Daniel Inouye (DDG-118) left Bath, Maine en route for her new homeport at Pearl Harbor. On December 8, 2021 she was commissioned and homeported at Pearl Harbor.
The DDG-118 is a Navy guided missile destroyer. Armed with a suite of sophisticated weapons and sensors, Arleigh Burke-class destroyers are multi-mission ships able to hold targets on land, at sea, in the air, and under water. Equipped with an Aegis Baseline 9 Combat System, including an integrated air and missile defense capability, she will be an asset in global maritime security.
Senator Inouye placed a high priority on readiness and making sure that our men and women of the armed forces had what they needed to train, fight and return home safely to their families. He is definitely smiling down on us, at the thought that his name would be carried forward on as a sophisticated defender and protector of our nation.
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