Inside the Zumwalt futuristic warship 1

The Zumwalt DDG 1000, the most advanced ship in out times, have a displacement of around 12,000t, with a sustained speed of around 30kt.   Zumwalt In Main.   Image © U.S. Navy

DDG 1000 will have a ‘tumblehome’ hull form, i.e. a design in which hull slopes inward from above the waterline. This will significantly reduce the radar cross section since such a slope returns a much less defined radar image rather than a more hard-angled hull form.



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Mock-up Of Zumwalt Bridge. Credit Raytheon

DDG 1000 will have a crew of 142, including the aviation detachment. This represented major theoretical cost saving compared to crew levels of 330 on Spruance destroyers and 200 on Oliver Hazard Perry frigates.

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The Brains Of The Zumwalt. Credit Raytheon

 

Inside the Zumwalt futuristic warship (1)

Zumwalt Missile Ports. Credit Raytheon