Kitchener: Zumwalt-class destroyer likely to participate in exercises next year

By Aidan Quigley / July 23, 2021 at 11:18 AM
The Navy is aiming to get the Zumwalt (DDG-1000), the lead ship of its new destroyer class, into exercises next year, Vice Adm. Roy Kitchener, the commander of Naval Surface Forces, told reporters Thursday. Kitchener said the Zumwalt, and possibly the class’ second ship, the Michael Monsoor (DDG-1001), will likely operate in either the international maritime exercise Rim of the Pacific or Exercise Valiant Shield. “We’ll work the ship through the basic phase of training, and we’ll make sure it’s...

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