US stealth destroyers are welcomed to the new base

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USS Zumwalt (DDG-1000) is the newest generation US destroyer, built on November 17, 2011 and commissioned into the Pacific fleet on October 15.

USS Zumwalt (DDG-1000) is the newest generation US destroyer, built on November 17, 2011 and commissioned into the Pacific fleet on October 15.

US stealth destroyers are welcomed to the new base

The ship has a unique exterior design to reduce radar cross-section, helping the ship hide from modern enemy reconnaissance systems.

The ship has a unique exterior design to reduce radar cross-section, helping the ship hide from modern enemy reconnaissance systems.

US stealth destroyers are welcomed to the new base

The US planned to build up to 32 Zumwalt class ships, but the cost was too high, causing this plan to be cut to 3 ships.

The US planned to build up to 32 Zumwalt class ships, but the cost was too high, causing this plan to be cut to 3 ships.

US stealth destroyers are welcomed to the new base

USS Zumwalt is the first ship of this class of ships, named after Navy Admiral Elmo Zumwalt.

USS Zumwalt is the first ship of this class of ships, named after Navy Admiral Elmo Zumwalt.

US stealth destroyers are welcomed to the new base

The remaining two ships, USS Michael Monsoor (DDG-1001) and USS Lyndon B. Johnson (DDG-1002), are in the process of being built and completed.

The remaining two ships, USS Michael Monsoor (DDG-1001) and USS Lyndon B. Johnson (DDG-1002), are in the process of being built and completed.

US stealth destroyers are welcomed to the new base

Each Zumwalt-class ship costs up to 4.4 billion USD, nearly three times higher than the previous generation of destroyers, the Arleigh Burke.

Each Zumwalt-class ship costs up to 4.4 billion USD, nearly three times higher than the previous generation of destroyers, the Arleigh Burke.

USS Zumwalt is 180 m long, 24.6 m wide, displaces 14,564 tons, and has a maximum speed of over 56 km/h.

USS Zumwalt is 180 m long, 24.6 m wide, displaces 14,564 tons, and has a maximum speed of over 56 km/h.

Each ship is equipped with 80 vertical launch tubes for Tomahawk, RIM-162 ESSM and ASROC missiles, two 155 mm guns with a maximum range of up to 150 km and two 30 mm caliber Mark 46 Mod 2 guns.

Each ship is equipped with 80 vertical launch tubes for Tomahawk, RIM-162 ESSM and ASROC missiles, two 155 mm guns with a maximum range of up to 150 km and two 30 mm caliber Mark 46 Mod 2 guns.

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