|Arleigh Burke-Class Destroyer|
The USS Stockdale (DDG-106) leading a formation of ships.
Guided Missile Destroyer
The Arleigh Burke-Class Guided Missile Destroyers (DDGs) are the United States Navy's first class of destroyer built around the Aegis combat system and the SPY-1D multi-function phased array radar. The class is named for Admiral Arleigh "31-Knot" Burke, the most famous American destroyer officer of World War II, and later Chief of Naval Operations. Admiral Burke was alive when the class leader, the USS Arleigh Burke, was commissioned.
The first ship of the class was commissioned on 4 July 1991. With the decommissioning of the last Spruance-class destroyer, USS Cushing, on 21 September 2005, the Arleigh Burke-class ships became the U.S. Navy's only active destroyers and the class has the longest production run for any US Navy surface combatant. After the Fletcher class and Gearing class, the Arleigh Burke class is planned to be the most numerous class of destroyer to ever serve in the US Navy.
Battlefield: Bad Company 2Edit
Arleigh Burke-Class Destroyers in Battlefield: Bad Company 2 appear on the map, Isla Inocentes, along with Oliver Hazard Perry-Class Frigates and do not have any significant roles other than being the targets of the Russian anti-ship missile launchers if the US team loses the round.
Arleigh Burke-Class Destroyers are first seen in the Battlefield 3: Launch Trailer and are a part of the United States Navy Carrier Strike Group in the mission Going Hunting along with Oliver Hazard Perry-Class Frigates and other United States Navy vessels.
At least one ship, the USS Preble (DDG-88) can be identified from the Arleigh Burke class in the mission Going Hunting.
They Also make an appearence in multiplayer maps as static objects that may randomly shoot their missiles in the air