After a 7-year-delay, the US Navy finally received its next-generation guided-missile stealth destroyer USS Zumwalt (DDG-1000). The warship carried out its first missile test at the Point Mugu sea test range off the coast of California on October 13, reported USNI News. The destroyer employed the MK 57 Vertical Launching System firing a Standard Missile-2. Such missiles are the core of the destroyer’s air defense defense and have an approximate range of 90 nautical miles.
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