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USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) Departed For First Operational Deployment (Photos)

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USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) Departed For First Operational Deployment (Photos)

The Guided-missile destroyer USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) departs San Diego as part of an operational underway. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Natalie M. Byers)

On March 8, Guided-missile destroyer USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) departed San Diego for its first operational underway. The US military said that this move “demonstrates the U.S. Navy’s commitment to advancing the lethality of its surface combatants by integrating cutting-edge technologies in Zumwalt’s combat systems, weapons, and engineering plants.”

“Zumwalt is designed for stealth,” Capt. Andrew Carlson, Zumwalt’s commanding officer, stressed. “This aids her role as a multi-mission surface combatant and improves the fleet commander’s options for delivery of naval combat power to meet the Navy’s emergent mission requirements.”

USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) Departed For First Operational Deployment (Photos)

The Guided-missile destroyer USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) departs San Diego as part of an operational underway. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Natalie M. Byers)

USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) is under operational control of US 3rd Fleet. This fleet leads naval forces in the Pacific and coordinates with US 7th Fleet in operations for the entire Pacific theater.

USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) Departed For First Operational Deployment (Photos)

USS Lyndon B. Johnson (DDG 1002) at General Dynamics-Bath Iron Works shipyard.

The Zumwalt-class USS Lyndon B. Johnson (DDG 1002) was launched on December 9 2018 at General Dynamics-Bath Iron Works shipyard. Lyndon B. Johnson is the third and final DDG 1000 Zumwalt-class ship, and is scheduled to be christened in the spring of 2019.

March 2019 Aerial View of the Shipyard

Snow may not be fun to deal with in the shipyard, but it makes for some spectacular views! Check out the footage our drone captured from last weekend. Credit: BIW Photographer Mike Nutter

Posted by General Dynamics Bath Iron Works on Friday, March 15, 2019

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  • FlorianGeyer

    Its on its way to Venezuela perhaps ?

    • Pave Way IV

      It’s in the Pacific Ocean, so on its way to sink some illegal Chinese islands. Operation Tomahawk Maduro will be a 4th Fleet task.

      • FlorianGeyer

        It might even be hiding in a Dry Dock :)

        • Jens Holm

          Its not from Murmansk, where the drydock wasnt dry.

          • skinner15

            Norway don’t bother making dry docks, they just beach where they can.

      • Barba_Papa

        So far the only proven use of stealth has been to make it invisible to fiscal accounting. Nobody knows any more how much these programs costs. And I reckon not even the ones who did the obfuscating know any more.

  • verner

    prime crap made in usa. hahahaha – and it set the taxpayers back exactly yow much, this, the sea’s f35-

    • You can call me Al

      It look like it was made of Lego.

      • Jens Holm

        It is.

        Its a part of the Danish Military complex system. When people play fx Lego, they dont fight.

        Next Year we wil parashute many tons of Lego down to the most agressive parts of the world and send more movies too :)

  • Rob

    The US dramboos DRB-3. This is another crap like boing airline and f35 from US. LOL

  • Promitheas Apollonious

    i hope they had the intelligence to put anti-collision sensors and automatic shout down if the boats sensors tells her she is going to beach.