This is one awesome Ship and our Navy deserves it. It is the US Navy Zumwalt class naval ship and has just started sea trials and should become the most feared naval ship in the world. This is the Navy’s newest and most technologically advanced warship, USS Zumwalt.
This magnificent Warship was started in July 2008. The first construction timetable was for General Dynamics to deliver the ship in April 2013, with March 2015 as the target for Zumwalt to meet her initial operating capability for our Navy. However, by 2012 the planned completion and delivery of the vessel had slipped to the 2014 fiscal year.
Luckily this project started before Marxism had fully taken over America. We have read reports whereas an unprecedented 105 retired Navy admirals and two Marine Corps generals warned the Obama Regime that U.S. security will plummet to all time lows if more cuts to the naval budget are made.
Obama has already completely eliminated the highly successful Tomahawk missile program, known as the worlds most advanced cruise missile, by 2016. The current BHO Administration has put our Nation at severe risk in more ways than one.
The Zumwalt-class destroyer is a class of United States Navy guided missile destroyers designed as multi-mission stealth ships with a focus on land attack. The class emerged from the previous DD-21 vessel program. The program was previously known as the “DD(X)”. The class is multi-role and designed for surface warfare, anti-aircraft warfare, and naval gunfire support. They take the place of battleships in filling the former congressional mandate for naval fire support, though the requirement was reduced to allow them to fill this role. The vessels’ appearance has been compared to that of the historic ironclad warship.
The destroyer not only can avoid detection on the high seas, but it is also arguably the most deadly battleship in the US fleet. The USS Zumwalt comes with firing cannons that can hit sea or land targets over 100 miles away. The high speed destroyer is powered by turbines inspired by the Boeing 777 airplane and is claimed to be able to top 35 mph.
Perhaps the most interesting aspect of the new destroyer is that its functions are largely automated, and the awesome ship requires a crew of only 140.
The class has a low radar profile; an integrated power system, which can send electricity to the electric drive motors or weapons, the Total Ship Computing Environment Infrastructure (TSCEI), automated fire-fighting systems, automated piping rupture isolation, and may someday include a railgun or free-electron lasers. The class is designed to require a smaller crew and be less expensive to operate than comparable warships. It has a wave-piercing tumblehome hull form whose sides slope inward above the waterline. This will reduce the radar cross-section, returning much less energy than a conventional flare hull form.
The lead ship is named Zumwalt for Admiral Elmo Zumwalt, and carries the hull number DDG-1000. Originally 32 ships were planned, with the $9.6 billion research and development costs spread across the class, but the quantity was reduced to 24, then to 7, and finally to 3, greatly increasing the cost-per-ship.
This is one beautiful Battleship for America!