Brown: Hypersonic-armed Zumwalt will 'put the fear of God in our adversaries'

By Jason Sherman / January 17, 2020 at 3:39 PM
The Navy's top advocate for surface forces said the DDG-1000 -- a low signature destroyer capable of independent, open-ocean patrols whose role in the fleet the service is still defining -- should be armed with long-range hypersonic weapons to "put the fear of God in our adversaries." Vice Adm. Richard Brown, commander of Naval Surface Forces, said Jan. 14 that the Zumwalt-class destroyer is the best candidate in the fleet for being armed with the Navy variant of a new...

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