U.S. Navy press release
During the live-fire exercises, Zumwalt’s crew engaged live targets with a series of Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile Block 1 (ESSM) (RIM 162D) and the Standard Missile 2 (SM-2) as part of the stealth destroyer’s final air defense testing.
“Demonstrating the capability of our combat suite and the lethality of our systems is critical to furthering the Zumwalt class. Zumwalt continues to make great strides and we are excited to continue to test her limits later this year.”
Capt. Amy McInnis, Zumwalt’s commanding officer
Zumwalt is named after Adm. Elmo R. Zumwalt, Jr., who served as the 19th Chief of Naval Operations, and is the lead ship of a class of next-generation multi-mission destroyers designed to strengthen naval power from the sea.
About USS Zumwalt
Builder: General Dynamics Bath Iron Works
SPY-3 Radar and Combat System Integrator: Raytheon is the prime contractor responsible for the Design and Development of the ZUMWALT Mission System, including software, Combat Systems Equipment (CSE) and many of the sensors for the DDG 1000 Class.
Propulsion: Two Main Turbine Generators (MTG); Two Auxiliary Turbine Generators (ATG); Two 34.6 MW Advanced Induction Motors (AIM)
Length: 610 feet
Beam: 80.7 feet
Displacement: 15,995 metric tons
Speed: 30 kts
Crew: 175 (including a 28-person air detachment)
Armament: Eighty advanced Peripheral Vertical Launch (PVLS) cells for Tomahawk, Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile (ESSM), Standard Missiles, and Vertical Launch Anti-Submarine Rockets (ASROC) (VLA): Two Advanced Gun System (AGS) 155 mm guns; Two 30mm Close-in Guns Systems (CIGS)
Aircraft: Capacity for two MH-60R; Three VTOL UAVs
USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000), San Diego, CA
USS Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001), San Diego, CA
Lyndon B. Johnson (DDG 1002), sea trials