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US Navy poised to take ownership of its most technologically sophisticated warship

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  1. kwflatbed

    kwflatbed MassCops Angel Staff Member

    US Navy poised to take ownership of its most technologically sophisticated warship
    Published May 15, 2016
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    The future guided-missile destroyer USS Zumwalt departs Bath, Maine, in April 2016 to conduct acceptance trials with the Navy's Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV). (Credit: US Navy)

    BATH, Maine – The U.S. Navy is ready to take ownership of the Zumwalt, its largest and most technologically sophisticated destroyer.

    Sailors' uniforms and personal effects, supplies and spare parts are being moved aboard the 610-foot warship in anticipation of crew members taking on their new charge, said Capt. James Kirk, the destroyer's skipper.

    The Zumbalt is the first new class of warship built at Bath Iron Works since the Arleigh Burke slid into the Kennebec River in 1989. The shipyard is expected to turn the destroyer over to the Navy this week.

    "We've overcome lots of obstacles to get to this point," said electrician John Upham, of Litchfield. "I think everybody in the shipyard is proud of the work we've done."

    The ship features an angular shape that makes it 50 times more difficult to detect on radar; it's powered by electricity produced by turbines similar to those in a Boeing 777; new guns are designed to pummel targets from nearly 100 miles away. Advanced automation will allow the big ship to operate with a much smaller crew than on current generation of destroyers.

    The final cost of the Zumwalt is expected to be at least $4.4 billion.

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  2. k12kop

    k12kop MassCops Member

    Looks like a mine craft creation, With an ancestor of James T. himself as skipper. Wonder if it will make a visit to Boston?
     
  3. Fuzzywuzzy

    Fuzzywuzzy MassCops Member

    I printed the pic. Gonna take it over to the grandsons house and we're gonna build one with Legos! I wonder if it will float?
     
  4. j809

    j809 Subscribing Member

    Too bad they are only building three. Same as the F-22, great aircraft but the cheap asses in congress do not want to spend the money.


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