General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, the U.S. Navy and other Navy contractors successfully completed its first set of at-sea tests and trials for the future USS Zumwalt (DDG-1000).
According to Sam LaGrone, the editor of USNI News, during this initial at-sea period, representatives from BIW, USS Zumwalt, the Navy’s Program Office, SUPSHIP Bath, and various technical subject matter experts including Raytheon personnel, demonstrated several ship systems including small boat operations, anchors, Integrated Propulsion System (IPS) and auxiliary systems. Primary risk reduction objectives were successfully met and, as with any trials, the Navy learned a great deal about ship performance during the more than 100 hours of extensive testing.
DDG-51 and DDG-1000 destroyers are warships that provide multi-mission offensive and defensive capabilities. Destroyers can operate independently or as part of carrier strike groups, surface action groups, amphibious ready groups, and underway replenishment groups.
Guided missile destroyers are multi-mission (Anti-Air Warfare, AAW; Anti-Submarine Warfare, ASW; and Anti-Surface Warfare, ASUW) surface combatants. The destroyer’s armament has greatly expanded the role of the ship in strike warfare utilizing the Mark-41 Vertical Launch System (VLS).
Features unique to DDG 1000:
- Eighty peripheral Vertical Launch System (VLS) cells, two Advanced Gun System (AGS) 155-mm guns, and two 30-mm Close In Guns (CIGs);
- A stern boat ramp for two 7-meter Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats (RHIBs), designed with room for two 11-meter RHIBs;
- Aviation capacity for two MH-60R or one MH-60R and 3 VT Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs);
- It will be powered by an Integrated Power System (IPS) with an Integrated Fight Through Power (IFTP). This is created by an Advanced Induction Motor (AIM);
- A superstructure with integrated apertures and low signature profile;
- Advanced sensors including a SPY-3 Multi-Function Radar;
- A wave-piercing «Tumblehome» hull form.
|Length||610 feet/186 m|
|Beam||80.7 feet/24.6 m|
|Draft||27.6 feet/8.4 m|
|Displacement||15,761 long tonnes/16,014 metric tonnes|
|Speed||30 knots/34.5 mph/55.5 km/h|
|Installed Power||104,600 hp/78 MW|
|Crew Size||158 – Includes Aviation Detachment|
Next-generation destroyer Zumwalt (DDG-1000) underway for the first time conducting at-sea tests and trials in the Atlantic Ocean on December 7, 2015
|USS Zumwalt (DDG-1000)||11-17-2011||10-28-2013|
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