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Bigger, Lighter, Deadlier! Navy launches new stealth destroyer

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The Navy's newest warship slipped out of dry dock this week into the waters of Maine, marking a new era for war fighting at sea.

The USS Zumwalt, the first of the DDG-1000 class of destroyers, is longer, faster and carries state-of-the-art weapons that will allow it to destroy targets at more than 60 miles, according to the Navy.

At 610 feet long and 81 feet wide, the Zumwalt is longer and thinner than the USS Arizona, a battleship sunk at Pearl Harbor. But it weighs about half as much.


Much of the ship's superstructure is wrapped in a huge, canopy made of lightweight carbon fiber composite.



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The DDX will go to sea with a crew of about 150 as opposed to current destroyers which carry a crew of 275. One reason is the AGS is practically self-firing. It needs no sailors to load the shells or remove the spent rounds.

The Zumwalt will also be equipped with a new missile launching system capable of firing 80 missiles, including Tomahawk cruise missiles and Seasparrow surface to air missiles.

Finally it will be able to carry and launch two Seahawk helicopters or four unmanned aerial vehicle.




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Wonder how much that shite cost


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they are in the billions


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the old stealth ship is still for sale.

$100,000


Imagine pulling up to the prop stop in this baby



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Wonder how much that shite cost



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The Navy had planned to spend up to $9 billion in research and development on the DDG-1000 program and up to $20 billion to design and deliver seven ships. But cost overruns cut production to three ships.


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So.. Cost about 10 billion each... Not worth it


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I really hope I get deployed to one of those.



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this ship reminds me of that ship that was in that movie...


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this ship reminds me of that ship that was in that movie...


the one with that guy where they blow shite up?


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The navy is going to name it 'Ole Top Secret Sides'.


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the uss more powerful than superman batman and spiderman put together


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So.. Cost about 10 billion each... Not worth it

Exactly


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Wonder how much that shite cost


Who cares we bought it on credit

But seriously that thing looks bad ass.


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But what does it transform into?


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