US Navy Commissions New Aegis Destroyer

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On July 27, the U.S. Navy commissioned USS Paul Ignatius (DDG-117), an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, at Port Everglades, Florida. The Paul Ignatius is the 67th of its class and one of 21 currently planned for construction. Built in the Flight IIA configuration, the destroyer is equipped with an upgraded radar and Aegis combat system.