Scout Warrior: The Navy Begins Ship Activation for its Stealthy New Destroyer - the USS Zumwalt
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.
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Update: Raytheon awarded contract to activate first Zumwalt-class destroyer (UPI)
WNU Editor: I am sure there are going to be problems since this destroyer design is the first of its kind .... but I am sure they are going to solve it.