USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000)
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151207-N-ZZ999-435 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Dec. 7, 2015) The future USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) is underway for the first time conducting at-sea tests and trials in the Atlantic Ocean Dec. 7, 2015. The multimission ship will provide independent forward presence and deterrence, support special operations forces, and operate as an integral part of joint and combined expeditionary forces. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy of General Dynamics Bath Iron Works/Released)
USS Zumwalt DDG 1000 to Arrive in San Diego

SAN DIEGO – The Navy’s newest and most technologically advanced surface ship, USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000), is scheduled to arrive in its new homeport of San Diego Dec. 8. 

The guided-missile destroyer Zumwalt, commanded by Capt. James A. Kirk, is the lead ship of a class of next-generation multimission destroyers, features a state-of-the-art electric propulsion system, wave-piercing tumblehome hull, stealth design, and the latest warfighting technology and weaponry available.

The Zumwalt-class destroyer will be capable of performing a range of deterrence, power projection, sea control, and command and control missions while allowing the Navy to evolve with new systems and missions. It does all of this while maintaining its stealth – making this visually imposing ship difficult to find whether close to the shore or far out to sea.

"The only thing more impressive than the capabilities of the ship are the capabilities of its fine crew," said Capt. Kirk.

The ship includes new technologies that deliver capability now and serve as a springboard for incorporation into future ship classes. DDG 1000 is the first U.S. Navy surface combatant to employ an innovative and highly survivable Integrated Power System, which will provide power to propulsion, ship's service, and combat system loads from the same generators. DDG 1000's power allocation flexibility allows for potentially significant energy savings and is well-suited to enable future high-energy weapons and sensors.

"Today we welcome this revolutionary warship to the fleet; a ship that demonstrates daring design and cutting-edge capability. USS Zumwalt symbolizes our commitment to remain bold - to remain the world's preeminent naval force," Vice Adm. Tom Rowden, commander, Naval Surface Forces said during the ship’s commissioning in October.

Upon arrival in San Diego, Zumwalt will begin installation of her combat systems, testing and evaluation, and operational integration with the fleet.

For more information on the future USS Zumwalt, visit: http://www.public.navy.mil//surfor/ddg1000 http://www.navy.mil/ah_online/zumwalt/

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