The US Navy accepted delivery of the Stealth capable USS Zumwalt, which is equipped with two Advanced Gun Systems, capable of firing Long-Range Land Attack Projectiles (LRLAP) that reach up to 63 nautical miles, providing three-fold range improvement in naval surface fires coverage.
DDG 1000 is tailored for sustained operations in the littorals and land attack, and will provide independent forward presence and deterrence, support special operations forces, and operate as an integral part of joint and combined expeditionary forces, the US Navy said in a statement Saturday.
Ship delivery follows extensive tests, trials and demonstrations of the ship's hull, mechanical, and electrical systems including the ship's boat handling, anchor and mooring systems as well as major demonstrations of the damage control, ballasting, navigation and communications systems.
Zumwalt is the first U.S. Navy surface combatant to employ an innovative and highly survivable Integrated Power System (IPS) distributing 1000 volts of direct current across the ship. The IPS' unique architectural capabilities include the ability to allocate all 78 megawatts of installed power to propulsion, ship's service, and combat system loads from the same gas turbine prime movers based on operational requirements.
Each ship in the class features a battery of two Advanced Gun Systems, capable of firing Long-Range Land Attack Projectiles (LRLAP) that reach up to 63 nautical miles, providing three-fold range improvement in naval surface fires coverage. Each ship is equipped with eighty Advanced Vertical Launch System cells for Tomahawk missiles, Evolved Sea Sparrow Missiles, Standard Missiles, and Vertical Launch Anti-Submarine Rockets (ASROC) (VLA).
The ship will employ active and passive sensors and a Multi-Function Radar (MFR) capable of conducting area air surveillance, including over-land, throughout the extremely difficult and cluttered sea-land interface.
The US Navy awarded a contract modification to General Dynamics Mission Systems to build and deliver more than 30 new AN/USC-61(C) Digital Modular Radios (DMR) for new surface vessels and submarines. The software-defined radios are a mission critical communications hub for Navy vessels and submarines
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BAE Systems has been awarded a US Navy contract worth $192 million to complete the installation and combat systems activation for two Zumwalt-class guided missile destroyers. “BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair, San Diego, California, is being awarded a maximum value $192,682,485 cost-plus-award-fee, firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for post-delivery execution yard efforts to accomplish post-delivery industrial availabilities including but not limited to post-delivery availabilities, mission systems activation, and post shakedown availabilities (PSA) of USS Zumwalt (DDG-1000) and USS Michael Monsoor (DDG-1001),” the US Department of Defense announced Monday
The US Navy has decided to suspend production of guided precision projectiles for the guns mounted on its newest Zumwalt-class warships, citing major cost overruns. Lockheed Martin-built Long Range Land-Attack Projectile (LRLAP), a guided precision munition that is key to the DDG 1000 Zumwalt-classs mission, costs $800,000 per round, as reported by
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