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USN eyes potential to arm DDG-1000 with advanced weaponry

10th May 2020 - 13:00 GMT | by Jason Sherman in New York


After $23 billion in sunk costs, more than two decades of development and nearly four years after commissioning, the USN in April took formal delivery of USS Zumwalt, as the eponymous first-in-class ship in the DDG-1000 guided missile destroyer programme.

The major milestone comes after Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems completed delivery of the combat weapon system on Zumwalt in San Diego on 24 April, setting the stage for a series of assessments and a goal to declare initial operational capability as soon as  September 2021.

‘Delivery is an important milestone for the Navy, as DDG-1000 continues more advanced at-sea

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Jason Sherman


Jason Sherman

Jason Sherman is a US-based journalist. Since 1994, he has covered the Pentagon, defence industry, …

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