8 Interesting Facts About DDG1000 – US Navy’s Ship From The Future

By Katie Lange - The US Navy’s newest technologically advanced destroyer, the USS Zumwalt, is the talk of the town throughout the Defense Department. It’s the first ship to be commissioned in the DDG 1000 class of next-generation multi-mission surface combatants tailored for land attack and shore dominance.  I was lucky enough to get a tour of the ship right … [Read more...]

U.S. Navy’s New High Tech Destroyer Suffers ‘Engineering Casualty’

The U.S. Navy's new high tech destroyer has been sidelined for repairs after suffering a seawater leak in its propulsion system less than a month before its expected commissioning. The U.S. Navy confirmed via a statement to USNI News that the future USS Zumwalt, the largest and most technologically advanced destroyer ever built for the Navy, suffered the … [Read more...]

The U.S. Navy’s Largest, Most Expensive, and Most Advanced Destroyer Ever Leaves Shipyard

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. The DDG 1000 is the lead … [Read more...]

The U.S. Navy Has Taken Delivery of Its Most Advanced Destroyer Ever

The Navy on Friday accepted delivery of the future USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000), the lead ship of the Navy's next-generation multi-mission surface destroyers. DDG 1000 is designed for operations in the littorals (close to shore) and land attack, and features a technologically advanced design that will allow independent operations across the globe in support of special … [Read more...]

U.S. Touts ‘Batman’ Destroyer as Obama Courts Asean Leaders

By David Tweed and Toluse Olorunnipa (Bloomberg) -- U.S. officials are looking to superheroes in their quest to preserve Asia’s postwar security order in the face of an increasingly assertive China. “If Batman had a ship, this’d be it,” Admiral Harry Harris, head of U.S. Pacific Command, told a crowd of Asia specialists in Washington last month as he pointed to a slide of … [Read more...]