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US Navy Tests Surface-to-Air Missile from Zumwalt Destroyer

On October 13, the USS Zumwalt (DDG-1000) completed its first test launch of its MK 57 vertical launch system (VLS), firing an SM-2 surface-to-air missile in waters near California. The MK 57 system, which was first delivered with the Zumwalt in 2020, can accommodate larger and heavier missiles than the MK 41 systems employed on most...

US Navy Launches Third Zumwalt-Class Destroyer

On December 9, the U.S. Navy launched its third and last Zumwalt-class destroyer, the USS Lyndon B. Johnson, from General Dynamics’ Bath Iron Works shipyard in Maine. Zumwalt ships feature a stealth design, electric propulsion system, and a wave-piercing tumblehome hull to support their primary surface-attack mission. First-of-class USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) has been undergoing...