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DDG 1000 Zumwalt class destroyer
« on: October 08, 2016, 02:27:03 PM »
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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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Re: DDG 1000 Zumwalt class destroyer
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2016, 02:29:27 PM »
First Zumwalt Class Destroyer Launched |navy.mil -  10/29/2013

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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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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.


source: Jeff Head


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Re: DDG 1000 Zumwalt class destroyer
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2016, 02:33:10 PM »
USN's Zumwalt completes builder's trials | IHS Jane's 360 - 29 March 2016
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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."

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

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Navy's new stealth destroyer Zumwalt to arrive in Baltimore on Friday for Fleet Week commissioning | baltimoresun - October 6, 2016
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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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Re: DDG 1000 Zumwalt class destroyer
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2016, 04:00:43 AM »
Navy's Most Advanced Warship, USS Zumwalt Commissions in Baltimore | navy.mil
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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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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
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Re: DDG 1000 Zumwalt class destroyer
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2016, 07:24:50 AM »
Destroyer Zumwalt breaks down and gets tow in Panama Canal | navy times - November 22, 2016
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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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Re: DDG 1000 Zumwalt class destroyer
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2016, 06:39:32 AM »
U.S. Navy Awards BAE Systems $192 Million Contract for Work on New DDG 1000 Ships | Navy Recognition - 22 November 2016
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BAE Systems has received an indefinite delivery / indefinite quantity contract from the U.S. Navy for post-construction work aboard the guided missile destroyers USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) and USS Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001). The contract has an initial award of $10.3 million and a maximum value of $192.7 million for work through September 2021.

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BAE Systems will begin work on the Zumwalt next month. Work on the Michael Monsoor will begin after the ship is delivered to the Navy. Under the new contract, the company’s San Diego shipyard will support the installation and completion of the ships’ combat systems and perform post-construction hull, mechanical, and electrical enhancements. The shipyard also will support the ships’ post-shakedown availabilities following the demonstration and certification of their combat systems and final sea trials.

In addition to the shipyard’s work, BAE Systems’ Weapon Systems business will work on the ships’ gun systems, which will be capable of delivering ordnance against a wide variety of targets. The business also will install the ships’ Mk 57 vertical launch systems, which will provide the capability and flexibility of deploying existing and new missiles without costly, complex reconfiguration or maintenance.

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Re: DDG 1000 Zumwalt class destroyer
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2016, 01:41:03 AM »
US Navy Destroyer USS Zumwalt Reaches San Diego Following Early Issues During Transit | Navy Recognition - 09 December 2016
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The US Navy's most technologically advanced surface combatant, USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000), completed her journey to San Diego Thursday, Dec. 8. Zumwalt's arrival to her new Southern California homeport concluded a nearly four-month transit from Bath, Maine, which included training operations, various port calls, and a commissioning ceremony in Baltimore. Zumwalt departed Bath Iron Works shipyard Sept. 7 and made several port visits to eastern U.S. Navy fleet concentration areas, such as Norfolk and Mayport, Florida.

San Diego (Dec. 8, 2016) The Navy's most technologically advanced surface ship, USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000), steams through San Diego Bay after the final leg of her three-month journey en route to her new homeport in San Diego. Zumwalt will now begin installation of combat systems, testing and evaluation and operation integration with the fleet. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Zachary Bell/Released)

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Re: DDG 1000 Zumwalt class destroyer
« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2017, 02:50:26 PM »
The U.S. Navy's Super Stealth Destroyer Is Almost Ready for Battle

Kris Osborn
April 28, 2017

http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/the-us-navys-super-stealth-destroyer-almost-ready-battle-20389

The Navy's new stealthy destroyer will soon fire precision rounds from its long-range deck gun and fire SM-2 missiles from its vertical launch tubes.
The Navy's new "first-of-its-kind," high-tech stealthy destroyer, armed with the most lethal weapons ever engineered onto a surface ship, is now  beginning what’s called “ship activation" - a process of integrating the major systems and technologies on the ship leading up to an eventual live-fire exercise of its guns and missiles.


As part of this process, the Navy will eventually fire long-range precision guns and missiles from its lethal, stealthy new destroyer -- in anticipation of its ultimate deployment on the open seas, service and industry officials explained.

The new destroyer, called the USS Zumwalt, is a 610-foot land and surface warfare attack ship designed with a stealthy, wave-piercing “tumblehome” hull.
Raytheon has been chosen to begin mission systems testing, engineering services and ship activation duties in support of the Navy’s Zumwalt-class destroyer program.

The deal, which could reach $500 million, will include production, integration and testing on the ship, a Pentagon announcement said.
This work corresponds to the ongoing work of the Navy and Raytheon on the Zumwalt next-generation computer systems and blade servers being tested aboard the ship.

The new system, called Total Ship Computing Environment, as had a number of software releases, with the eighth upgrade being integrated this year, Capt. Kevin Smith, DDG 1000 program manager, explained at the Navy League’s Annual Sea Air Space exhibition at National Harbor, Md.
On Friday May 20, 2016,  the new ship was formally delivered to the Navy at Bath Iron Works in Portland, Maine.The ship was formally commissioned in October of last year.

“The shape of the superstructure and the arrangement of its antennas significantly reduce radar cross section, making the ship less visible to enemy radar at sea,” a Navy statement said.

"The U.S. Navy accepted delivery of the most technically complex and advanced warship the world has ever seen," Rear Adm. (select) James Downey, DDG 1000 Program Manager, said in a written statement last year.

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Re: DDG 1000 Zumwalt class destroyer
« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2017, 01:31:14 PM »
BAE Systems and Leonardo to Adapt Vulcano Guided Round for DDG 1000's Advanced Gun System | Navy Recognition - 29 June 2017
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BAE Systems and Leonardo have announced an initiative to pursue collaborations on new precision-guided solutions that will offer U.S. and allied military forces a range of low-risk, cost effective, advanced munitions for advanced, large caliber weapon systems.


Artist impressions of Vulcano long range guided ammunition in flight. Picture: BAE Systems

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Return of the Arsenal Ship?
« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2017, 03:34:21 PM »
Is the U.S. Navy Getting Ready to Develop a New 'Battleship'?

http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/the-us-navy-getting-ready-develop-new-battleship-22383

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Creating what would amount to an American pocket battleship, operating alone on the high seas in the face of the enemy, is a risky proposition. Still, the concentration of firepower such a ship could bring to bear also makes it an attractive one, and the ship’s stealthy nature, extensive defensive-weapons capability, and America’s lead in military communications and networking all give it an edge in survivability. While it may mean a few more years in the shipyard, especially for the lead ship already commissioned into the fleet, what will emerge is a ship more suited for the growing task for sinking enemy ships. From the progress America’s potential adversaries are making in shipbuilding, that task isn’t going away anytime soon. 

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Re: DDG 1000 Zumwalt class destroyer
« Reply #10 on: October 09, 2017, 06:45:09 AM »
USS Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001) Crew Welcomes Namesake into the Chief’s Mess
Navy Special Operator Posthumously Awarded Through Next of Kin
Photo By Petty Officer 3rd Class Christopher Veloicaza | SAN DIEGO (Sept. 15, 2017)

SAN DIEGO, CA, UNITED STATES
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Story by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ryan M Harper
Navy Public Affairs Support Element West 

https://www.dvidshub.net/news/249672/uss-michael-monsoor-ddg-1001-crew-welcomes-namesake-into-chiefs-mess

SAN DIEGO -- (Sept. 15, 2017)

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On Sept. 15, 2017, on Mount Soledad in San Diego, the pre-commisioning unit Zumwalt-class destroyer USS Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001) Chief's Mess welcomed Chief Petty Officer Monsoor, the ship's namesake, into their fold.

Petty Officer Second Class (SEAL) Michael A. Monsoor was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions in combat Sept. 29, 2006 during Operation Iraqi Freedom. His ultimate sacrifice saved the lives of several of his SEAL teammates and allied Iraqi soldiers.

Chief Fire Controlman Kyle Seager, assigned to Michael Monsoor, said the Chief’s Mess collectively decided to submit a package to the office of the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) requesting Monsoor's honorary promotion.

"As we learned more about Michael Monsoor over the last year or two, it became obvious that he held all the qualities indicative of a Chief Petty Officer," Seager said. "This was an opportunity to recognize him for something he did not have the chance to achieve due to his selfless sacrifice."

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USS Michael Monsoor is the second of three planned Zumwalt-class guided-missile destroyers. The ship began construction in 2010 in Bath, Maine. Michael Monsoor is currently being outfitted and will be commissioned in Coronado, Calif. in early 2019.

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From: https://www.facebook.com/DDG1001/

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Re: DDG 1000 Zumwalt class destroyer
« Reply #11 on: November 15, 2017, 05:23:21 PM »
http://index.heritage.org/military/2017/assessments/us-military-power/u-s-navy/

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Zumwalt-class (DDG-1000) destroyer, and LCS have experienced varying degrees of difficulty in cost overruns and reductions in intended fleet size. The Zumwalt class was essentially relegated to an experimental order, having been reduced from a projected fleet of 32 hulls to just three. Despite obstacles in experimentation and funding, however, the lead Zumwalt-class guided missile destroyer DDG-1000, the USS Zumwalt, was commissioned on May 20, 2016, and will enable the Navy to test new and developing capabilities such as smaller crewing, an electric-drive propulsion system,59 and even possibly rail gun weapon technology.

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Re: DDG 1000 Zumwalt class destroyer
« Reply #12 on: December 06, 2017, 12:43:44 PM »
Video: U.S. Navy Second Zumwalt-Class Destroyer Michael Monsoor Started Sea Trials | Navy Recognition

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The second Zumwalt-class destroyer, the future USS Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001) sailed out of General Dynamics-Bath Iron Works (GD BIW) shipyard in Bath, Maine, yesteday for its very first sea trials (called builder trials). The Zumwalt-class is the largest class of destroyers ever built for the U.S Navy. This initial builder sea trials will help check basic systems onboard.


The future USS Zumwalt (DDG 1001) is underway for the first time conducting at-sea tests and trials. Screenshot from GD BIW video.

https://www.navyrecognition.com/index.php/news/defence-news/2017/december-2017-navy-naval-forces-defense-industry-technology-maritime-security-global-news/5779-video-u-s-navy-second-zumwalt-class-destroyer-michael-monsoor-started-sea-trials.html





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Re: DDG 1000 Zumwalt class destroyer
« Reply #13 on: February 16, 2018, 05:20:58 PM »
The Navy’s stealth destroyers to get new weapons and a new mission: killing ships | Defense news


The USS Zumwalt, the Navy's new guided missile destroyer heads out to sea, Monday, March 21, 2016, in Phippsburg, Maine. The ship class is changing missions to focus on surface strike. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

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The Navy has a new vision for what its enormous high-tech destroyers will do: Killing enemy warships at extended ranges.

The Navy is asking Congress to fund a conversion of its 600-foot stealth destroyers from primarily a land attack ship to an anti-surface, offensive strike platform, according to budget documents released Feb. 12.

The service’s 2019 budget request includes a request for $89.7 million to transform its Zumwalt-class destroyers by integrating Raytheon’s long-range SM-6 missile, which can dual hat as both an anti-air and anti-surface missile, as well as its Maritime Strike variant of the Tomahawk missile.

https://www.defensenews.com/naval/2018/02/15/its-official-the-navys-new-stealth-destroyers-will-be-ship-killers/

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Re: DDG 1000 Zumwalt class destroyer
« Reply #14 on: May 05, 2018, 05:06:37 PM »
Navy Accepts Partial Delivery of Zumwalt-class DDG Michael Monsoor
By: Megan Eckstein
April 24, 2018 4:23 PM • Updated: April 24, 2018 10:12 PM

https://news.usni.org/2018/04/24/navy-accepts-initial-delivery-zumwalt-class-ddg-michael-monsoor

The Navy accepted the hull, mechanical and electrical (HM&E) delivery of the Zumwalt-class destroyer Michael Monsoor (DDG-1001) today from shipbuilder General Dynamics Bath Iron Works (BIW).

The combat system would be installed later as part of the Navy’s two-part approach to delivering the three Zumwalt destroyers.

Michael Monsoor conducted its builder’s trials in December 2017 and January 2018 and completed its acceptance trials on Feb. 1. The hull today delivers to the Navy – eight years and one month after the start of fabrication – and the ship will now begin its transit to its homeport in San Diego, Ca., for commissioning in January 2019 and for the combat system installation, activation and testing.

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USS Zumwalt (DDG-1000) is “nearing completion of industrial work in preparation to activate combat systems,” including the ship’s weapons, sensors and communications suites, according to briefing slides from a presentation Smith gave earlier this month. Zumwalt’s combat system test and activation will continue through 2018, with operational test and evaluation set for later this fiscal year and initial operational capability set for Fiscal Year 2020.

The third ship in the class, Lyndon B. Johnson (DDG-1002), began fabrication in April 2012 and was 73-percent complete as of last month. The ship’s keel was laid in January 2017, the christening is set for November of this year, and the HM&E delivery is scheduled for March 2020, according to the briefing slides.

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