Next-gen, stealth Naval ship brings tons of firepower and advanced, high-tech capabilities!
In the upcoming April 2014 issue of SPECIAL WEAPONS FOR MILITARY & POLICE, author Jack Satterfield takes you behind the scenes for the unveiling of the Navy’s newest destroyer, the Zumwalt-class DDG-1000, which is loaded with 21st century advancements.
Satterfield writes, “Most apparent is its tumblehome hull, sloping outward from deck to waterline, with a downward–thrusting prow designed to pierce waves rather than ride over swelling seas, making the ship more stable and comfortable for crew members. The hull and sleek, clean deckhouse, with no masts or antennas, also sit low in the water, creating a very low radar signature. Most of the ship’s superstructure, at 200 feet long and 80 feet wide, the largest composite structure ever completed, consists of lightweight carbon-fiber material built with angles and facets that make it up to 50 times smaller than a standard destroyer’s radar image. According to Chris Johnson, a spokesperson for Naval Sea System Command, the agency in charge of the DDG-1000 program, “It has the radar cross-section of a fishing boat.”
To learn more about the Zumwalt-class DDG-1000, check out the April 2014 issue of SPECIAL WEAPONS FOR MILITARY & POLICE, available on newsstands and digitally February 18, 2014. To subscribe, go to https://www.tactical-life.com/subscribe/special-weapons-for-military-and-police
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