The U.S. Navy uses the letters DDG to classify a U.S. warship as a guided missile destroyer. A guided missile destroyer is a destroyer warship constructed to launch guided missiles.Continue Reading
DDG is the NATO standard designation for guided missile destroyers. Guided missile destroyers are multi-mission surface combatants. Additionally, guided missile destroyers are capable of operating independently or as a part of a group.
Guided missile destroyers are equipped with guns and generally also have two large missile magazines to store the ship’s missiles. Some U.S. guided missile destroyers are equipped with powerful system radars, such as the Aegis combat system.Learn more about Military
Some famous U.S. Navy veterans include ex-President John F. Kennedy and U.S. Senator John McCain. President John F. Kennedy served with the Navy during World War II, while John McCain served during the Vietnam war.Full Answer >
The Naval History and Heritage Command offers a free online database of historical photographs of the U.S. Navy. The Haze Gray & Underway website also provides historical photographs of the U.S. Navy as well as naval fleets worldwide.Full Answer >
A Navy UIC locator is a special six-character alphanumeric code assigned to units, bases and activities of the U.S. Navy. UIC is an acronym for Unit Identification Code. Though previously accessible to the public, UIC codes are typically harder to find since the acceleration of the fight against terrorism. Many UIC codes are considered classified information.Full Answer >
U.S. Navy cryptology includes analyzing electronic communications, cracking enemy codes, jamming enemy radar signals, deciphering foreign languages and maintaining the equipment needed to produce top-secret intelligence. The Navy cryptology department touts itself as a member of the "Information Warfare/Cryptology Community."Full Answer >