NAVAL BASE SAN DIEGO (November 9, 2020) – The guided missile destroyer, USS Spruance (DDG 111) returned to Naval Base San Diego after completing a four-day sea trial event that concluded a nine-month drydock selected restricted availability (DSRA), November 1.
BAE was awarded the multi-million-dollar contract for the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) maintenance period, which included work on the underwater hull, sonar dome, super structure and propulsion systems. Additionally, the ship’s combat system and communications equipment were upgraded, and Spruance became one of eight ships to receive the newly-designed laser weapons system, Optical Dazzling Interdictor (ODIN).
The availability’s final week played host to a successful but condensed Engineering Light-Off Assessment (LOA), where Afloat Training Group (ATG) and Engineering Assessments Pacific (EAP) materiel experts evaluated the ship’s propulsion plant, damage control systems and casualty control procedures. USS Spruance became the first Pacific Fleet destroyer to undergo LOA while simultaneously