USS Milius
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The guided-missile destroyer USS Milius (DDG 69) returns from a 250-day independent deployment to the Western Pacific and Middle East. While deployed the crew of more than 300 Sailors conducted presence operations and goodwill activities with partner nations in both U.S. 7th and 5th Fleets. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ryan J. Batchelder/Released)
USS Milius to forward deploy to Japan in 2018

YOKOSUKA, Japan - The U.S. Navy announced today that the ballistic missile defense (BMD)-capable guided missile destroyer USS Milius (DDG 69) will become part of the Forward Deployed Naval Forces (FDNF) based at Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan in 2018.

The ship was initially planned to arrive this summer, but Naval Surface Forces, Pacific Fleet delayed the ship’s arrival to ensure completion of the ship’s maintenance and modernization, as well as to ensure that the ship completed testing and certification before joining the 7th Fleet.

Milius is undergoing a midlife modernization and will be fitted with the Aegis Baseline 9 combat system, which includes state of the art air defense, BMD, surface warfare and undersea warfare capabilities.

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