A NEW DAWN FOR
The US Navy’s newest warship, USS ZUMWALT is the largest
destroyer and most technologically advanced surface
combatant in the world, with a brand-new, state-of-the-art
electric propulsion system, wave-piercing tumblehome hull,
small crew, stealth design and the latest war
fighting technology and weaponry available.
USS ZUMWALT will be a multi-mission combatant [(Anti-Air
Warfare (AAW), Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW), and Anti-
Surface Warfare (ASUW)] unlike any warship that has ever
sailed the seas. Ground-breaking
innovations and technology developed for the DDG 1000
class will impact all US Navy ships built in the future.
USS ZUMWALT DDG 1000 is the lead ship of a
class of next-generation multi-mission surface
combatants tailored for land attack and littoral
dominance with capabilities that defeat current
and projected threats.
THE USS ZUMWALT IS THE LARGEST DESTROYER AND MOST
TECHNOLOGICALLY ADVANCED SURFACE COMBATANT IN THE WORLD.
USS ZUMWALT DDG 1000 is the lead ship of a class of next-generation multi-mission surface combatants tailored for land attack and littoral dominance with capabilities that defeat current and projected threats. DDG 1000 will triple naval surface coverage as well as tripling capability against anti-ship cruise missiles. DDG 1000 has a 50-fold radar cross section reduction compared to current destroyers, improves strike group defense 10-fold and has 10 times the operating area in shallow water regions against mines. For today’s warfighter, DDG 1000 files an immediate and critical naval-warfare gap, meeting validated Marine Corps fire support requirements.
DDG 1000 is the first U.S. Navy surface combatant to employ an innovative and highly survivable Integrated Power System (IPS). Key design features that make the DDG 1000 IPS architecture unique include the ability to provide power to propulsion, ship’s service, and combat system loads from the same gas turbine prime movers. DDG 1000’s power allocation flexibility allows for potentially significant energy savings and is well-suited to enable future high energy weapons and sensors.
The wave-piercing Tumblehome ship design provides a wide array of advancements. The composite superstructure significantly reduces cross section and acoustic output making the ship harder to detect. The design also allows for optimal manning with a standard crew size of 158 sailors, including an air detachment of 28 thereby decreasing lifecycle operations and support costs.
DDG 1000 will employ active and passive sensors and a Multi-Function Radar (MFR) capable of conducting area air surveillance, including over-land, throughout the extremely difficult and cluttered sea-land interface. Each ship features a battery of two Advanced Gun Systems (AGS) firing Long-Range Land Attack Projectiles (LRLAP) that reach up to 63 nautical miles, providing a three-fold range improvement in naval surface fires coverage.
General Characteristics, Zumwalt class
Keel Laid : 17 November 2011
Launched : 28 October 2013
Christened : 12 April 2014
Builder: General Dynamics Bath Iron Works
Propulsion : (2) Main Turbine Generators (MTG);
(2) Auxiliary Turbine Generators (ATG);
(2) 34.6 MW Advanced Induction Motors (AIM)
Length : 610 ft.
Beam : 80.7 ft.
Displacement : 15,656 long tons
Speed : 30kts
Crew : 158 (including air det)
Armament : (80) Advanced Vertical Launch (AVLS) cells for Tomahawk, ESSM, Standard Missile; (2) Advanced Gun System (AGS) 155 mm guns; Long-Range Land Attack Projectiles (LRLAP) 155 mm rounds; (2) MK 46 Close In Guns (CIGS)
Aircraft : (2) MH60R or (1) MH60R and (3) Fire Scout VTUAVs
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