US stealth destroyer Zumwalt underway for sea trial

US stealth destroyer Zumwalt underway for sea trial
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The newest, largest and most technically advanced US destroyer is at sea for trails, commanded by Captain James Kirk. The US Navy has not taken the

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The newest, largest and most technically advanced US destroyer is at sea for trails, commanded by Captain James Kirk.

The US Navy has not taken the Star Trek references as far as naming it USS Enterprise, preferring to call it USS Zumwalt after an admiral.

The multimission ship has cost the equivalent of about 4 billion euros and, despite it being 180 metres long and weighing 15,000 tons, has been designed using stealth technology to appear no bigger than a small fishing boat on radar.

USS Zumwalt is the US Navy’s largest stealthy destroyer, capable of carrying Railgun
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— Rajesh (@idst36) December 1, 2015

Viaje del nuevo USS Zumwalt al agua https://t.co/EZXHRl0nnr

— Fernando Rivas (@TruenoVoz) November 3, 2015

Z-gram 1000: Zumwalt sails for first time #DDG1000#PlatformsMatterpic.twitter.com/lDB8FOwT6Q

— U.S. Navy (@USNavy) December 7, 2015

Its motors are electric powered, driven by an innovative integrated power system that may one day also support an array of energy-intensive weapons like lasers and electromagnetic rail guns.

It is intended to be capable of operating in shallow coastal waters, laying down fire to support forces on shore, as well as conducting anti-aircraft and naval surface warfare.

The USS Zumwalt is the first in a new line of revolutionary guided missile destroyers.

Only three Zumwalt-class ships will be built, as US Congress cut back funding for original plans for 32 ships, driving up the costs per ship.

Here comes the Zumwalt from BIW #Mainepic.twitter.com/EtPjkViRHv

— Kevin Miller (@KevinMillerPPH) December 7, 2015

This Is The Navy's New Zumwalt-Class Destroyer Out At Sea For The Very First Time on kinja</a> <a href="https://t.co/k8XeWZWira">https://t.co/k8XeWZWira</a> <a href="https://t.co/cPYisBuzIH">pic.twitter.com/cPYisBuzIH</a></p>&mdash; Evan Kirstel (evankirstel) December 8, 2015

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