Navy to accept Zumwalt ahead of lengthy combat systems activation period

By Justin Doubleday / May 16, 2016 at 12:47 PM
The Navy is preparing to accept the first-in-class guided missile destroyer Zumwalt from General Dynamics Bath Iron Works this month, but the next-generation ship still has years of combat systems installations and testing before it's ready to deploy. The Zumwalt (DDG-1000) completed the at-sea portion of its acceptance trials in late April. If all goes as planned, the Navy will accept the ship this Friday, May 20, Rear Adm.(sel.) James Downey, DDG-1000 program manager, said at a May 10 American...

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