Zumwalt Class Destroyers

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From The Navy Times:

DDG 1001 named for MoH recipient Monsoor
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One of the Navy’s largest new surface warships will bear the name of a Navy SEAL who received the nation’s highest award for valor.

“DDG 1001, the second ship in our newest class of destroyers, will be named after Michael Monsoor,”￾ Navy Secretary Donald Winter said remarks prepared for an address to be given Wednesday night in New York.
More at http://www.navytimes.com/news/2008/10/navy_monsoor_102908w/
 
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From Global Security.org:

Raytheon Achieves Critical Readiness Milestone for Zumwalt-Class Destroyer
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TEWKSBURY, Mass., Dec. 2, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) completed the production readiness review of the mission systems equipment (MSE) for the Zumwalt-class destroyer program. The successful review validates ship systems' stability and maturity and officially authorizes the program's transition to full production.
More at http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/library/news/2008/12/mil-081202-raytheon01.htm
 
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From Defence News.com:

Will Bath Build Second DDG 1000?
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Four years after Congress ripped apart a U.S. Navy winner-take-all scheme for building new DDG 1000 Zumwalt-class destroyers, the service and its two chief shipbuilders might be poised for a scaled-down agreement to shift construction of the first two ships from each shipyard to just one yard.

The result would be that the General Dynamics Bath Iron Works shipyard in Bath, Maine - poised to begin fabrication of DDG 1000 in February could wind up building that ship and DDG 1001, the Michael Monsour.
More at http://www.defensenews.com/story.php?i=3897472&c=SEA&s=TOP
 
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From Defence News.com:

DDG 1000's Top Defender Speaks Out
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As the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics (AT&L), John Young oversees the vast panoply of the Pentagon's weapons-buying programs. While he's held other Defense-related positions, he was previously the Navy's top acquisition official. In that job he frequently advocated for and vigorously defended what was then called the DD(X) destroyer program, now known as the DDG 1000 Zumwalt-class advanced destroyer.
More at http://www.defensenews.com/story.php?i=3935896&c=SEA&s=TOP
 
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From The Navy Times:

Little fanfare for destroyer production
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PORTLAND, Maine – The two shipyards building the Navy’s next-generation destroyer held private ceremonies this week signaling the start of construction, but the future remains cloudy for the stealthy warship that doubled in price long before shipbuilders began bending steel.

Funding has been allocated for the DDG-1000 Zumwalt that’s being built at General Dynamics’ Bath Iron Works in Maine and for a second ship at Northrop Grumman’s shipyard in Pascagoula, Miss.
More at http://www.navytimes.com/news/2009/02/ap_destroyer_fanfare_021309/
 
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From The Navy Times:

All DDG 1000 construction moves to Bath
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An agreement has been reached between the Navy and its top two shipbuilders to shift all construction of a new class of destroyer to only one of the shipyards.

The agreement means all three DDG 1000 Zumwalt-class destroyers will be built at the General Dynamics Bath Iron Works shipyard at Bath, Maine.
More at http://www.navytimes.com/news/2009/04/defense_shipyards_040709/
 
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From Defence News.com:

Young: Navy Still Wants Many DDG 1000 Attributes
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Outgoing Pentagon acquisition chief John Young continued defending the much-maligned DDG 1000 program, saying on April 17 that a Navy analysis of next-generation ship needs endorses many of the attributes of the futuristic destroyer.
More at http://www.defensenews.com/story.php?i=4044987&c=SEA&s=TOP

Comment: Okay, in the spirit of listening for what's not being said: What attributes do they want to see and with DDG 1000 production being stopped at three ships, exactly in what do they want to get them?
 
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From Defence News.com:

Defying Trend, DDG 1000 on Time, Budget
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Nearly every discussion of the new DDG 1000 Zumwalt-class destroyer revolves around the U.S. Navy's decision last summer to "truncate" the planned buy from seven ships to three, or on cost projections that foresee figures wildly in excess of the stated $3.3 billion goal, or on whether the land-attack capability of the ships is still needed in the new national strategy now taking shape under the Quadrennial Defense Review.

Often overlooked in all the chatter is that, methodically, steadily - and even quietly - major components of the first ship are taking shape all across the country.
More at http://www.defensenews.com/story.php?i=4237133&c=FEA&s=CVS
 
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From Red Orbit:

Raytheon Advances Maturity of Zumwalt's Total Ship Computing Environment
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TEWKSBURY, Mass., Feb. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) achieved another in a series of milestones for the Zumwalt-class destroyer program with the successful Total Ship Computing Environment (TSCE) Release 6 software specifications review.


Zumwalt's TSCE is an advanced, open systems architecture that provides a scalable platform for cost-efficient delivery of new mission capability while capitalizing on the reuse of millions of lines of code from existing Navy programs.
More at http://www.redorbit.com/news/business/1824180/raytheon_advances_maturity_of_zumwalts_total_ship_computing_environment/index.html
 
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From Your Defence News:

Bath Iron Works Awarded $16 Million for DDG 1001 Advanced Material Procurement and Support
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BATH, Maine, April 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The U. S. Navy has awarded Bath Iron Works, a subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE:GD) , a $15.9 million modification to a previously awarded contract for procurement of long-lead material and engineering, production and related support services associated with the construction of DDG 1001.
More at http://www.yourdefencenews.com/bath+iron+works+awarded+%2416+million+for+ddg+1001+advanced+material+procurement+and+support_48353.html
 
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From Defence News.com:

DDG 1000 Could Get New Missile-Defense Radar
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The Pentagon's decisions to eliminate half of a new radar system for the U.S. Navy's DDG 1000 Zumwalt-class destroyers - and delay the first of the ships by a year - are not, as many surmised, a result of cost growth or poor program performance.

Instead, they are an effort to get a new, even more advanced and capable radar into the new ships.
More at http://www.defensenews.com/story.php?i=4654005&c=AME&s=TOP
 
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From ZDNet:

The Navy's next-generation destroyer (photos)
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PORTSMOUTH, R.I.--When someone says that a new Naval vessel will be "the centerpiece of seapower for the next 50 years," it's tempting to be skeptical. But with the U.S. Navy's next-generation Zumwalt-class destroyer, known as DDG 1000, it's worth keeping an open mind.
More at http://www.zdnet.com/photos/the-navys-next-generation-destroyer-photos/452868?tag=mantle_skin;content

Related article at http://news.cnet.com/8301-13772_3-20012567-52.html?tag=mantle_skin;content
 
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From Marine Link:

Rolls-Royce MT30 Genset Achieves Full Power Ops with Navy
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Rolls-Royce has achieved full power operation of its first production MT30 powered main turbine generator set delivered to the U.S. Navy. The MT30, delivered to the U.S. Navy for the DDG-1000, USS Zumwalt program, achieved full power operation at 36 MW during testing at the US Navy’s land based test site in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
More at http://www.marinelink.com/news/rollsroyce-achieves336450.aspx
 
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From Global Security.org:

Northrop Grumman Completes Assembly of DDG 1000 Engineering Control System Units Six Months Ahead of Schedule
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Jan. 11, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) finished assembly of Engineering Control System (ECS) Distributed Control Units (DCUs) and Remote Terminal Units (RTUs) for the first two ship sets for the DDG 1000 Zumwalt-class Destroyer Program nearly six months ahead of schedule and under budget.
More at http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/library/news/2011/01/mil-110111-northrop-grumman01.htm
 
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From PRNewswire:

Navy Validates New Navigation Capability for DDG 1000
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TEWKSBURY, Mass., Jan. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Navy achieved a critical milestone with the successful testing of the Next Generation Navigation System (NAVDDX) produced by Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), prime contractor for mission systems equipment for the DDG 1000-class destroyer.
More at http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/navy-validates-new-navigation-capability-for-ddg-1000-114562539.html
 
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From Military & Aerospace Electronics:

ENCLOSURES AND CHASSIS: Electronic enclosures for Raytheon shipboard electronics on Zumwalt-class destroyers to come from Gichner
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Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems officials needed modular electronic enclosures for the first two U.S. Navy DDG 1000 Zumwalt-class destroyers. They found their solution from Gichner Shelter Systems in Dallastown, Pa. Raytheon awarded Gichner, a business unit of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. in San Diego, a $2.85 million contract for three electronic enclosures and chassis for the USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) and USS Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001).
More at http://www.militaryaerospace.com/index/display/article-display/1491893873/articles/military-aerospace-electronics/volume-22/issue-2/product-applicatio ns/enclosures-and-chassis-electronic-enclosures-for-raytheon-shipboard-electronics-on-zumwalt-class-destroyes-to-come-from-gichner.html
 
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From The Navy Times:

Shipbuilder shifts focus to DDG-1000
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BATH, Maine – Shipbuilders at Maine’s Bath Iron Works are turning their attention to construction of a larger, stealthier and more expensive warship that’ll be like no other ever built there.
More at http://www.navytimes.com/news/2011/05/ap-shipbuilder-shifts-focus-to-new-style-warship-050911/

Comment: With the fiscal problems the U.S. government are now facing, one has to wonder if the second and third ship of this class are ever going to be built.
 
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From The Navy Newsstand:

DDG 1000 Achieves Major Power System Testing Milestone
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WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Navy successfully tested the DDG 1000's Integrated Power System (IPS) at full power at the Land Based Test Site located in Philadelphia, Pa., May 11.

DDG 1000 will be the first U.S. Navy surface combatant to leverage this technology — an all electric architecture providing electric power generation common for propulsion and ship services.
More at http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=60647