USS Zumwalt is on the Way

USS Zumwalt is on the Way 9 September, 2016

The US Navy's newest and most technologically advanced surface ship, USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) departed from Maine to its new homeport in San Diego on 7 September. The Zumwalt-class features a state-of-the-art electric propulsion system, a wave-piercing tumblehome hull, stealth design and the latest war fighting technology and weaponry available. DDG 1000 will be the first US Navy combatant surface ship to utilise an integrated power system (IPS) to provide electric power for propulsion and ship services. The IPS generates nearly what a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier generates, to meet the total ship electric power requirements and provide extra capacity to accommodate future weapons and computing systems. In addition to its advanced weapon and propulsion systems, Zumwalt is much larger than today's destroyers with its 610 feet length and 80.7 feet width. USS Zumwalt will be formally commissioned during Fleet Week Maryland in Baltimore on 15 October.

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