Zumwalt-class destroyer. The Zumwalt-class destroyers are a class of United States Navy destroyers designed as multi-mission ships with a focus on land attack.
The class is a scaled-back project that emerged after funding cuts to the larger 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, and naval fire 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. History Background and funding Originally the navy had hoped to build 32 destroyers. In late December 2005, the House and Senate agreed to continue funding the program.
On 31 July 2008, U.S. Construction Representatives from Naval Sea Systems Command and Bath Iron Works sign a construction contract at the Pentagon, February 2008. The U.S. DDG 1000 Zumwalt Class - Multimission Destroyer. In November 2001, the US Department of Defense announced that the DD 21 programme had been revised and would now be known as DD(X).
The programme focus would now be on a family of advanced technology surface combatants, rather than a single ship class. A revised request for proposals was issued and in April 2002, Northrop Grumman Ship Systems, Ingalls was selected as the lead design agent for DD(X). Northrop Grumman led the 'gold team', which included Raytheon Systems Company as the systems integrator. "It was envisaged that the DDG 1000 would have an all-electric drive with an integrated power system. " The 'gold team' proposal incorporates 'blue team' leader Bath Iron Works (a General Dynamics company) as a subcontractor for design and test activities. In November 2005, DD(X) was approved for system development and demonstration (SDD). The second ship was named as Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001) in October 2008.
USS Zumwalt (DDG-1000) PCU Zumwalt (DDG-1000) is a guided missile destroyer of the United States Navy.
It is the lead ship of the Zumwalt class and the first ship to be named for Admiral Elmo Zumwalt. The commanding officer is Captain James A. Kirk. Admiral Elmo Zumwalt The USS Zumwalt is named after Elmo Russell Zumwalt, Jr., who was an American naval officer and the youngest man to serve as the Chief of Naval Operations. As an admiral and later the 19th Chief of Naval Operations, Zumwalt played a major role in U.S. military history, especially during the Vietnam War. The USS Zumwalt's deckhouse in transit on 6 November 2012 A contract worth $1.4 billion was awarded to General Dynamics on 14 February 2008 for the construction of USS Zumwalt at Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine. Full rate production officially began on 11 February 2009. Despite rumours that the launch of the Zumwalt would be delayed until early 2014, the vessel was launched from its shipyard in Bath, Maine on 29 October 2013.
Ingalls Shipbuilding: DDG 1000 Composites. DDG 1000 is the Navy's next generation multi-mission destroyer, tailored for littoral, air and sub-surface warfare.
The DDG 1000 design incorporates advanced ship and weapon systems technologies. Although larger than the DDG 51 class, it has a smaller crew. The ship is designed with an integrated, all-electric drive & contains new technologies & systems which are designed to be incorporated into future ship classes. Ingalls Shipbuilding is the sole provider of the composite deckhouses and hangars for the DDG 1000 Zumwalt class destroyers, at our Marine Composite Research, Development and Construction Facility, and is also building the aft Peripheral Vertical Launch Modules (PVLS) for all Zumwalt-class ships. Ingalls Shipbuilding Delivers Composite Deckhouse for Zumwalt (DDG 1000) The deckhouse structure will be integrated to join the other eight of nine "ultra units" making up DDG 1000.
Northrop Grumman Corporation. Zumwalt-Class Destroyer. The Zumwalt-class destroyers are America’s next generation combat ships.
The first in a class of three revolutionary U.S. Navy vessels, known as the DDG 1000, will take to the seas in 2014. Cutting-edge technologies enable the DDG 1000’s advanced capabilities, provide the ship’s unmatched versatility and dramatically reduce manning requirements. The Zumwalt-class destroyers feature Raytheon technologies and equipment that will benefit the Navy for years to come, most notably the: Total Ship Computing Environment – a single, encrypted network that controls all shipboard computing applications, ranging from the ship’s lights and machinery control to its radars and weapon systems. Additional significant capabilities and features include the: Advanced Gun System* – each ship carries two 155 mm guns capable of firing long-range projectiles that can strike a target from a distance of 63 nautical miles. . * Systems provided by other DDG 1000 program prime contractors.