Navy taking 'evolutionary' approach to DDG(X) design, drawing lessons from Zumwalt pitfalls

By Nick Wilson / May 11, 2023 at 3:45 PM
The Navy is taking an "evolutionary" rather than "revolutionary" approach to designing its next-generation large surface combatant, building on the existing Arleigh Burke-class destroyer design and minimizing the addition of untested new features, a senior Navy official said today. Rear Adm. Thomas Anderson, program executive officer for ships, told House lawmakers that this approach is informed by lessons from the Zumwalt-class destroyer program -- a ship packed with new technologies that was plagued by cost overruns and design issues and...

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