DDG 1000

DDG 1000 is out on sea trials

 No other details yet, but a couple of photos have been released and a couple of video clips have cropped up on YouTube, all of which show the dramatic difference between the vessel’s stealthy tumblehome hull form with wavepiercing bow and the exteriors of more traditional destroyers.

The “Star Wars” flavor of the ship is not confined to its external appearance: DDG 1000 introduces a wide range of new technologies including Electric Drive/Integrated Power Systems, ship control and damage control automation, and a totally integrated, ship-wide command & control systems. Generating far more power than the DDG 51 ships, DDG 1000 is suitable for future deployment of directed energy beam weapons and the electromagnetic railgun, both of which are under intensive development.

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DDG 1000 marks another milestone

SEPTEMBER 26, 2014 — NAVSEA reports that the Navy’s Zumwalt class (DDG 1000) destroyer program continues to achieve key shipbuilding milestones. The first-of-class ship, the future USS Zumwalt, completed ship generator light-off

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BIW gets another $38.9 million for DDG 1000 work

SEPTEMBER 19, 2012 — General Dynamics Bath Iron Works shipyard, Bath, Maine, is being awarded a $38,936,397 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee Navy contract (N00024-11-C-2306) exercising options for DDG 1000 class