USS Zumwalt destroyer

US Navy welcomes its largest, $4.4bn and most sophisticated USS Zumwalt destroyer.

Named after Adm. Elmo Zumwalt, who earned the Bronze Star in WWII, USS Zumwalt destroyer, has a price tag of $4.4bn.

The U.S. Navy’s largest destroyer ever built, after it carried out trial operations for a year, now has officially entered the fleet.

USS Zumwalt destroyer

The advanced ship has a captain named James A. Kirk, that sound like something out of ‘Star Trek.’

Captain Kirk says:

“The ship generates 78 megawatts of power, enough to power a medium- to small-sized city.”

The Zumwalt will be able to launch:

Tomahawk cruise missiles, surface-to-air missiles, Evolved Sea Sparrow Missiles and anti-submarine rockets from 80 missile tubes.

USS Zumwalt destroyer

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