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Ayoshi:
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--- Quote ---In November 2001, the US Department of Defense announced that the DD 21 programme had been revised and would now be known as DD(X). The programme focus would now be on a family of advanced technology surface combatants, rather than a single ship class.

A revised request for proposals was issued and in April 2002, Northrop Grumman Ship Systems, Ingalls was selected as the lead design agent for DD(X). Northrop Grumman led the 'gold team', which included Raytheon Systems Company as the systems integrator.

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In November 2005, DD(X) was approved for system development and demonstration (SDD). In April 2006, the USN announced that the first ship of the class will be designated DDG 1000 Zumwalt.
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Image taken from navsource.org

Ayoshi:
First Zumwalt Class Destroyer Launched |navy.mil -  10/29/2013


--- Quote ---BATH, Maine (Oct. 28, 2013) The Zumwalt-class guided-missile destroyer DDG 1000 is floated out of dry dock at the General Dynamics Bath Iron Works shipyard. The ship, the first of three Zumwalt-class destroyers, will provide independent forward presence and deterrence, support special operations forces and operate as part of joint and combined expeditionary forces. The lead ship and class are named in honor of former Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Elmo R. "Bud" Zumwalt Jr., who served as chief of naval operations from 1970-1974. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy of General Dynamics/Released)
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--- Quote ---Latest Zumwalt pictures. From around June 1st at Bath Iron Works.

Both 155mm AGS are installed. She still lack both 57mm guns and many sensors in the combined mast/deck house.
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source: Jeff Head

Ayoshi:
USN's Zumwalt completes builder's trials | IHS Jane's 360 - 29 March 2016

--- Quote ---Future USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) conducted four days of at-sea trials as part of the USN's testing and evaluation process. Produced by General Dynamics Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine, Zumwalt underwent testing of several ship systems including key propulsion and auxiliary systems as well as small boat operations.

"These trials also served as a unique opportunity for the crew to train side-by-side with representatives from industry," Captain Thurraya S Kent, a spokesperson for the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition Sean Stackley, said in a statement. "The navy will continue to assess system performance over the coming weeks in preparation for acceptance trials next month."
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Zumwalt conducts initial sea trials in the Atlantic Ocean on 7 December 2015. The destroyer completed builder's trials in late March 2016. Source: General Dynamics Bath Iron Works
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Navy Debuts Futuristic USS Zumwalt Destroyer | Associated Press

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9BhJ72U68c

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Navy's new stealth destroyer Zumwalt to arrive in Baltimore on Friday for Fleet Week commissioning | baltimoresun - October 6, 2016

--- Quote ---The commissioning, when the vessel receives the designation United States Ship and officially joins the Navy's fleet, is a major step for the $4.4 billion ship —but there are still more steps ahead before it sees service on missions.

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After its stop in Baltimore, the Zumwalt is scheduled to head out to its home port of San Diego, where it is to undergo more industrial work before being put through its paces at sea.

Ultimately, the Navy hopes the Zumwalt — named for Adm. Elmo R. Zumwalt Jr., the naval chief credited with modernizing the service in the 1970s — will be able to fulfill a range of roles. Sometimes it will travel with a carrier battle group, helping project American power around the globe. Other times it will sneak off by itself or as part of a small group to launch special operations missions.

The ship is also likely to have a role in the development of new weapons, including lasers and electromagnetically powered railguns, which fire metal slugs at devastating velocities.
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Ayoshi:
Navy's Most Advanced Warship, USS Zumwalt Commissions in Baltimore | navy.mil

--- Quote ---BALTIMORE (NNS) -- The Navy's newest and most technologically advanced warship, USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) was commissioned into active service Saturday, Oct. 15, at North Locust Point in Baltimore.

Zumwalt, the lead ship of a class of next-generation multi-mission destroyers, features a state-of-the-art electric propulsion system, wave-piercing tumblehome hull, stealth design, and the latest warfighting technology and weaponry available.

Secretary of the Navy, the Hon. Ray Mabus, delivered the ceremony's principal address.

"This ship is an example of a larger initiative to increase operational stability and give the U.S. a strategic advantage," said Mabus. "Our Navy and our Marine Corps, uniquely, provide presence - around the globe, around the clock - ensuring stability, reassuring allies, deterring adversaries, and providing the nation's leaders with options in times of crisis."
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Photo: wavy.com
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The #USNavy's next generation fighter, F-35C flies over our next generation stealth guided-missile destroyer, USS Zumwalt DDG 1000 above the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland today. Photo US Navy FB Page

Ayoshi:
Destroyer Zumwalt breaks down and gets tow in Panama Canal | navy times - November 22, 2016

--- Quote ---The new, high-tech destroyer Zumwalt suffered an engineering casualty Monday evening while passing through the Panama Canal and had to be towed to a berth, the Navy said.

The 3rd Fleet in San Diego was able to provide only a few details late Monday evening, but early reports indicated the problems stemmed from an issue with heat exchangers in the ship’s integrated power plant, which provides electrical power to both the propulsion plant and sensors, weapons and ship’s services. 

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The casualty occurred as the Zumwalt was passing through the lower half of the canal, and the ship was towed through the Miraflores locks at the southern, or Pacific end, to Rodman, a former U.S. base once known as the Balboa Naval Station. The ship is en route to its home port of San Diego.
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