The Navy’s next generation destroyer, the future USS Michael Monsoor (DDG-1001), successfully completed acceptance trials on February 1.
The U.S. Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey reviewed the ship and its crew during a series of demonstrations both pier side and underway, evaluating the ship’s construction and compliance with Navy specifications.
Many of the ship’s onboard systems including navigation, damage control, mechanical, electrical, combat, communications, and propulsion systems were tested to validate performance met or exceeded Navy specifications.
«DDG-1001 performed exceedingly well during acceptance trials», said Captain Kevin Smith, DDG-1000 class program manager, Program Executive Office (PEO) Ships. «The industry and Navy team worked together to incorporate lessons learned from DDG-1000. The trials once again demonstrated how truly powerful and exceptional these ships are».
Zumwalt class destroyers feature a state-of-the-art electric propulsion system, wave-piercing tumblehome hull, stealth design and are equipped with some of the most advanced warfighting technology. These ships will be capable of performing a range of deterrence, power projection, sea control, and command and control missions while allowing the Navy to evolve with new systems and missions.
USS Michael Monsoor (DDG-1001) was christened in June 2016, and is scheduled to deliver in the coming months. General Dynamics Bath Iron Works (BIW) is currently in production on the future USS Lyndon B. Johnson (DDG-1002), as well as future Arleigh Burke class destroyers USS Thomas Hudner (DDG-116), USS Daniel Inouye (DDG-118), USS Carl M. Levin (DDG-120) and USS John Basilone (DDG-122).
As one of the Defense Department’s largest acquisition organizations, PEO Ships is responsible for executing the development and procurement of all destroyers, amphibious ships, special mission and support ships, and special warfare craft.