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  • Will the Navy Develop a New Role for the Stealthy Zumwalt?

    07/30/2017 7:29:46 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 26 replies
    The National Interest ^ | 07/30/2018 | Kyle Mizokami
    The three new Zumwalt-class destroyers are in trouble. Originally envisioned as a fleet of more nearly three dozen destroyers, and the weapons that justified them, the Zumwalts have faced delays, cuts and staggering cost increases. As the ships teeter on the verge of white elephant status, could they become relevant again by taking on a new role, that of a stealthy ship killer? The Zumwalt-class destroyers were originally envisioned as a fleet of thirty-two destroyers designed to attack targets far inland with precision-guided howitzer shells. Designed in part to support amphibious landings by the U.S. Marine Corps, the Zumwalts were...
  • The U.S. Navy's Stealthy Zumwalt Class Destoyer: Americaís New 'Pocket' Battleships?

    07/30/2017 3:56:21 PM PDT · by Carbonsteel · 60 replies
    National Interest ^ | 7/30/17 | Kyle Mizokami
    The three new Zumwalt-class destroyers are in trouble. Originally envisioned as a fleet of more nearly three dozen destroyers, and the weapons that justified them, the Zumwalts have faced delays, cuts and staggering cost increases. As the ships teeter on the verge of white elephant status, could they become relevant again by taking on a new role, that of a stealthy ship killer? The Zumwalt-class destroyers were originally envisioned as a fleet of thirty-two destroyers designed to attack targets far inland with precision-guided howitzer shells. Designed in part to support amphibious landings by the U.S. Marine Corps, the Zumwalts were...
  • U.S. considers Zumwalt for possible deployment near S. Korea

    02/07/2017 5:56:11 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 23 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2017/02/06
    U.S. considers Zumwalt for possible deployment near S. Korea 2017/02/06 SEOUL, Feb. 6 (Yonhap) -- The chief of the U.S. Pacific Command said last month that the Navy's newest Zumwalt destroyer could be deployed near South Korea to deter North Korean aggression, the defense ministry said Monday. In a meeting with South Korean lawmakers last month in Hawaii, Adm. Harry B. Harris, Jr., commander of the U.S. Pacific Command brought forth the idea of having the country's largest missile destroyer operating near the resort island of Jeju or Jinhae, 410 kilometers south of Seoul, the Ministry of National Defense confirmed....
  • Navyís Ammo-less Destroyer Should be Equipped With This Proven Rocket System

    11/17/2016 10:27:42 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 12 replies
    THE DRIVE ^ | November 16, 2016 | Tyler Rogoway
    The Zumwalt class stealth destroyer has become a floating example of just how miserably bastardized major defense acquisition programs can get. Now that the news has broke that the shipís twin Advanced Gun Systems (AGS) wonít even have any ammunition to fire, because each shell costs nearly a million dollars, the Navy should quickly take another, highly proven route to replace the AGS mission set, and even expand it in the process. One of the shining technological stars of recent military operations abroad is the Armyís and the Marineís High Mobility Mobile Rocket Artillery System, better known as HiMARS. The...
  • The Navyís New Stealth Destroyer Has Watered Down Capabilities, Questionable Future

    09/28/2016 11:43:27 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    THE DRIVE ^ | SEPTEMBER 27, 2016 | Tyler Rogoway
    Next month the first DDG-1000 Zumwalt class stealth destroyer will be commissioned into US Navy service. The program has been through three name changes since it began two decades ago and the designís planned production run has been slashed dramatically from nearly three dozen hulls to a measly three. The truth is that the assault on the Zumwalts started long before production was cut. The ship you see today, even in all its exotic glory, is the sad result of a long series of illogical cost-cutting initiatives and spastic fiscal re-prioritizations by the Navy. These misguided measures left the final...
  • U.S. Navy gives look inside futuristic $4.4 billion Zumwalt destroyer

    09/10/2016 11:39:20 AM PDT · by Mariner · 23 replies
    AP via Chicago Tribune ^ | September 10th, 2016 | Contact Reporter
    The Navy gave a first look inside the stealthy and futuristic Zumwalt destroyer on Friday during the ship's first port stop at a Rhode Island naval station. The 610-foot-long warship has an angular shape to minimize its radar signature and cost more than $4.4 billion. It's the most expensive destroyer built for the Navy. It's headed from Naval Station Newport to Baltimore, where it will be commissioned in October before going to its homeport in San Diego. It was built at Bath Iron Works in Maine. During a tour, the Navy showed off the ship's bridge, weaponry and mission center....
  • The U.S. Navyís Largest, Most Expensive, and Most Advanced Destroyer Ever Leaves Shipyard

    09/08/2016 3:26:17 PM PDT · by rockinqsranch · 60 replies
    gcaptain ^ | September 8, 2016 | Mike Schuler
    The future USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000), the largest and most technologically advanced destroyer ever built for the U.S. Navy, has departed Bath Iron Works shipyard where it has been under construction for more than half a decade. At a total of cost of nearly $4 billion, the DDG 1000 is also the most expensive destroyer ever built for the U.S. Navy.
  • Zumwalt Will Return the Honor for Late Marine Who Escorted Remains

    08/19/2016 9:36:19 AM PDT · by Freeport · 23 replies
    Military.com ^ | Aug 18, 2016 | James Zumwalt
    James Zumwalt is a retired Marine lieutenant colonel who served in the Vietnam war, the 1989 intervention into Panama and Operation Desert Storm. The son of the late Navy Adm. Elmo R. Zumwalt Jr., he's also a best-selling author, speaker and business executive. The views expressed in this commentary are his own. On Jan. 2, 2000, less than 48 hours into a new millennium, the U.S. Navy lost a 20th century hero and revered, visionary leader. Adm. Elmo R. Zumwalt Jr., 79, had succumbed to mesothelioma -- a lung cancer caused by asbestos exposure, incurred during his naval career. He...
  • 2nd Zumwalt-class destroyer christened in honor of Navy SEAL

    06/18/2016 4:02:14 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    Seattle PI ^ | June 18, 2016 | Patrick Whittle / AP
    BATH, Maine (AP) ó The mother of a fallen Navy SEAL christened the second Zumwalt-class guided missile destroyer Saturday in honor of her son, who died in Iraq when he threw himself on an insurgent's grenade to save the lives of two fellow SEALS. The 610-foot, 15,000-ton ship, built by General Dynamics Bath Iron Works for the U.S. Navy, was named for Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Monsoor. The 25-year-old California native died in 2006 and was awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously. "May God bless this ship, and all who sail within her," said Sally Monsoor before smashing a...
  • New stealth destroyer turned over to U.S. Navy, Capt. James Kirk

    05/21/2016 9:53:28 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 24 replies
    CNN ^ | May 20, 2016 | Brad Lendon
    Capt. James Kirk just got the keys to the baddest ship in the fleet -- U.S. Navy's fleet, not Starfleet. The ship is the future USS Zumwalt, the first of the Navy's newest class of destroyers, and contractor General Dynamics turned it over to the Navy on Friday at Bath Iron Works in Maine. The ship will be commissioned -- and officially become the USS Zumwalt -- on October 15 in Baltimore. Until then, Capt. Kirk (U.S. Navy, not United Federation of Planets) and his crew will test the ship's array of futuristic systems.
  • Next Generation Destroyer Zumwalt Delivers

    05/20/2016 10:43:58 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 19 replies
    USNI News ^ | May 20, 2016 | Sam LaGrone
    General Dynamics Bath Iron Works delivered the first Zumwalt-class guided missile destroyer to the Navy on Friday, Naval Sea Systems Command announced. The delivery of the 16,000-ton Zumwalt (DDG-1000) optimized for stealth and operations close to shore follows last monthís successful acceptance trials of the ship overseen by the serviceís Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV), Navy officials told USNI News. INSURV evaluated the shipís hull, mechanical and engineering (HM&E) systems during the underway testing period last month. ďZumwaltís crew has diligently trained for months in preparation of this day and they are ready and excited to take charge of...
  • US Navy poised to take ownership of its largest warship (USS Zumwalt)

    05/15/2016 7:06:35 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 61 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 15, 2016 | DAVID SHARP
    BATH, Maine (AP) ó The U.S. Navy is ready to take ownership of the Zumwalt, its largest and most technologically sophisticated destroyer. Sailors' uniforms and personal effects, supplies and spare parts are being moved aboard the 610-foot warship in anticipation of crew members taking on their new charge, said Capt. James Kirk, the destroyer's skipper. The Zumbalt is the first new class of warship built at Bath Iron Works since the Arleigh Burke slid into the Kennebec River in 1989. The shipyard is expected to turn the destroyer over to the Navy this week. "We've overcome lots of obstacles to...
  • USS Zumwalt, DDG-1000, complete 2nd US Navy acceptance Trials

    05/11/2016 9:06:31 AM PDT · by Jeff Head · 67 replies
    FR | May 11, 2016 | Jeff Head
    This is one of the best pictures of the new USS Zumwalt destroyer yet. width=1000> There she is on her second (very successful) US Navy acceptance trials and will soon be turnd over to the US Navy soon. They will put her through her paces for the next 18 or more months before commissioning in late 2017 or so. Beautiful and very powerful, modern vessel. The second will launch soon. See my Flickr Album on this Ship for much more information
  • New External DDG-1000 Mast Reduces Shipís Stealth From Original Design

    03/03/2016 11:38:03 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies
    USNI News ^ | March 3, 2016 | Sam LaGrone
    A newly revealed configuration of sensors set for next-generation destroyer Zumwalt (DDG-1000) could make the ship less stealthy than originally intended, several naval experts told USNI News on Wednesday. According to a new artistís concept of the configuration from the service, the three ships in the Zumwalt-class will position sensors originally designed to be embedded in the shipsí composite deckhouses on a mast positioned on the front of the deck house, with several more sensors on either side of the deck house. The change will sacrifice some of the benefits of the composite deckhouse design, conceived to make the ship...
  • U.S. Navy‚Äôs New Zumwalt Destroyer in Portland Harbor

    01/07/2016 6:05:34 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 41 replies
    gCaptain ^ | January 6, 2016
    Video from Maine Imaging Photography showing the U.S. Navy’s Zumwalt (DDG-1000) entering Portland Harbor following sea trials in December. The Zumwalt is the first of three planned Zumwalt-class stealth destroyers being built for the Navy by General Dynamics Bath Iron Works in Maine.
  • U.S. Navy's Lethal New Stealth Destroyer Is No 'Battleship'

    12/11/2015 11:09:59 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 39 replies
    National Interest ^ | December 12, 2015 | James Holmes
    8 Over the years it‚Äôs become commonplace for writers to sex up their descriptions of guided-missile destroyer (DDG) Zumwalt, the U.S. Navy‚Äôs newest surface combatant. Commentators of such leanings depict the ultra-high-tech DDG-1000 [4] as a battleship. Better yet, it‚Äôs a ‚Äústealth [5] battleship [6]‚ÄĚ‚ÄĒa fit subject [7] for sci-fi [8]! Not so. And getting the nomenclature right matters: calling a man-of-war a battleship conjures up images in the popular mind of thickly armored dreadnoughts bristling with big guns blazing away at one another on the high seas, pummeling shore targets in Normandy or Kuwait, or belching smoke and flame...
  • Seaworthiness of New Destroyer Under Scrutiny

    11/29/2015 11:24:59 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 50 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 30, 2015 | David Sharp
    Bath, Maine ‚ÄĒ The largest destroyer built for the U.S. Navy cuts an imposing figure: massive, with an angular shape, hidden weapons and antennas, and electric-drive propulsion. But underneath the stealthy exterior resides a style of hull that fell out of favor a century ago in part because it can be unstable. The Navy will soon learn how this modern take on the ‚Äútumblehome‚ÄĚ hull holds up when the first-in-class Zumwalt heads out to sea in December for builder trials in the rough-and-tumble North Atlantic. Amy Lent, of the Maine Maritime Museum, which works closely with the shipyard, said taxpayers...
  • If Pentagon cancels third Zumwalt destroyer, Ďa lot of work lostí at BIW

    09/14/2015 10:37:13 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 16 replies
    Portland Press Herald ^ | September 14, 2015 | WHIT RICHARDSON
    The Pentagon is considering whether to cancel construction of one of the next-generation destroyers being built at Bath Iron Works, a move that would imperil jobs at Maineís fifth-largest private employer. Several reports said the Defense Department is trying to decide whether to complete construction of the USS Lyndon B. Johnson, the last of three Zumwalt-class destroyers, even though the vessel already is more than 40 percent complete. Itís a topic ďto be reviewed in the next few weeksĒ by teams formed by the Pentagonís independent cost-assessment office, according to a report by Bloomberg News that cited an Aug. 25...
  • Delays in Zumwalt Destroyer Program Hamper Production of DDG-51s at Bath Iron Works

    07/16/2015 10:32:51 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies
    USNI News ^ | July 15, 2015 | Sam LaGrone
    Delays in the construction of the first two of three next-generation Zumwalt-class (DDG-1000) guided missile destroyers at the General Dynamics Bath Iron Works shipyard are partially to blame for slowing work on two Arleigh Burke (DDG-51) destroyers being built at the Maine yard, USNI News has learned. Several sources told USNI News that due to myriad reasons ó including the size of the yard, the composition of the workforce at BIW and continued setbacks in the delivery of the first two next-generation Zumwalts ó production of the future Burkes Rafael Peralta (DDG-115) and Thomas Hudner (DDG-116) have been delayed by...
  • US Navy: One Year Delay in Zumwalt Class Destroyers

    03/10/2015 6:10:42 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 5 replies
    Marine Link ^ | March 10, 2015 | Joseph Keefe
    General Dynamics Corp will deliver two Zumwalt-class destroyers a year later than planned, U.S. Navy officials said, blaming complications related to new technology. The Navy is adjusting its official baseline for the $22 billion DDG 1000 ship program to reflect the new delivery dates but the change will not trigger a mandatory review since the resulting cost increase will be under 15 percent, a defense official told Reuters, requesting anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the press.