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Zumwalt Class Guided Missile Destroyer

Developed under the DD(X) destroyer program, the USS Zumwalt is the lead ship of a class of next-generation multi-mission surface combatants tailored for land attack and littoral dominance with capabilities that defeat current and projected threats. It triples naval surface fires coverage as well as tripling capability against anti-ship cruise missiles. DDG 1000 has a 50-fold radar cross section reduction compared to the Arleigh Burke class destroyers, improves strike group defense 10-fold and has 10 times the operating area in shallow water regions against mines.
Zumwalt Class Guided Missile Destroyer Copyright © Chief Mass Communication Specialist James E. Foehl, U.S. Navy


On trials


Builder: General Dynamics Bath Iron Works
SPY-3 Radar and Combat System Integrator: Raytheon Raytheon is the prime contractor responsible for the Design and Development of the Zumwalt Mission System, including software, Mission System Equipment (MSE) and many of the sensors for the DDG 1000 Class


34 Officers
152 Enlisted Personnel


Hull length: 185.93 meters 610 feet
Beam: 24.6 meters 80.7 feet
Maximum navigational draft: 8.53 meters 28 feet
Displacement: 15 907.23 metric tons 15 656 long tons
Propulsion: two Main Turbine Generators, two Auxiliary Turbine Generators, two 34.6 MW Advanced Induction Motors
Speed: 30 knots (55.56 kilometers per hour) (34.52 miles per hour)


February 2009 - Construction commenced on DDG 1000
October 2009 - Start of fabrication for DDG 1001
2012-04-04 - Start of fabrication for DDG 1002
2013-10-28 - Launch of USS Zumwalt

Ship list

Hull number Ship name Commissioned Decommissioned Status
DDG 1000 USS Zumwalt 2016-10-15 - On trials
DDG 1001 PCU Michael A. Monsoor - - Under construction
DDG 1002 PCU Lyndon B. Johnson - - Under construction