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Old November 13th, 2016, 11:47 AM   #1
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The U.S. Navy commissioned the stealthy, futuristic-looking battleship the USS Zumwalt on Saturday, a powerful new vessel that the Navy calls its “most technologically advanced warship.”

The ship is 610 feet long, weighs almost 15,000 tons, and cost a minimum of $4.4 billion, according to the Associated Press. Its distinctive, smooth appearance minimizes its radar signature.

"This ship is an example of a larger initiative to increase operational stability and give the U.S. a strategic advantage," Ray Mabus, the secretary of the Navy, said in a statement. "Our Navy and our Marine Corps, uniquely, provide presence -- around the globe, around the clock -- ensuring stability, reassuring allies, deterring adversaries, and providing the nation's leaders with options in times of crisis."

The highly-automated destroyer needs a crew of only 147 people, and the Associated Press reports that it will carry a variety of weapons, like cruise missiles and anti-submarine rockets. The Navy is proud of the ship’s integrated power system, which it said can produce about 78 megawatts of power, approaching the capacity of a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier. According to the Navy, the Zumwalt’s power system is robust enough to power its own systems “and still generate enough electricity to power a small town.”

The ship is named for Admiral Elmo R. Zumwalt, Jr, who served in the Navy for more than three decades and died in 2000.

"This destroyer, like the others in our fleet, is capable of projecting power, no doubt," Mabus said, in the statement. "The Zumwalt-class is much larger than today's destroyers with a considerably larger flight deck -- enough space to operate host Joint Strike Fighters, MV-22 Ospreys, and unmanned systems and a Vertical Launch System second to none."

After being commissioned in Baltimore, Md., the ship will travel to San Diego, Calif.

The ship’s appearance isn’t the only futuristic thing about it. Its captain has a name straight out of science fiction: James Kirk.
US Navy commissions the Zumwalt, a destroyer like no other | Fox News
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So expensive they shitcanned all but three, one of which is still in production. I heard the Navy might not even be able to afford to arm them.
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They only supplied her with 90 rounds for her main gun, it's supposed to have 600 rounds, but at $800,000/round, it's a budget buster...
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Donald Trump?s Crazy Idea To Bring Back Battleships Might Actually Be Possible
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Old November 13th, 2016, 06:02 PM   #5
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They only supplied her with 90 rounds for her main gun, it's supposed to have 600 rounds, but at $800,000/round, it's a budget buster...
Definitely. I wonder if mothballing a couple of the Arleighs would help alleviate it? But these ships seem pretty fucking stupid.
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New war machine. Really. Really.
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Old November 15th, 2016, 03:57 PM   #7
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I think the United States and Japan are the two leaders of destroyers in the world, at least 100 or 150 armed forces whole world.
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Old November 16th, 2016, 03:59 PM   #8
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One was just commissioned outta detroit lovely ship there was live coverage like a week or more ago
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One was just commissioned outta detroit lovely ship there was live coverage like a week or more ago
Yes they are very lovely ships. Lovely has nothing 2 do with a countries defence. The Philippine president has just announced he wants the American bases in his country closed in the next two years, They don't need to be trained by yanks. His troops are the best in the world.(because they were trained by USA) America saved The Philippine people from genocide from the japs in WW2. Now the fkrs declare they don't need your help. Leave the fkrs 2 there own devices and never return. America is more important.
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