Zumwalt Class Costs Have Risen $2 Billion in Last Five Years

Zumwalt Class Costs Have Risen $2 Billion in Last Five Years

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Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Zumwalt (DDG-1000) pierside at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works shipyard in Bath, Maine on April 12, 2013. US Naval Institute Photo

Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Zumwalt (DDG-1000) pierside at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works shipyard in Bath, Maine on April 12, 2013. US Naval Institute Photo

The cost of the three ships in the Navy’s Zumwalt-class (DDG-1000) has risen more than $2 billion over the last five years — $450 million in the last year alone, according to Navy budget data aggregated by the Congressional Research Service (CRS).

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Document: Destroyer Report to Congress

Document: Destroyer Report to Congress

USS Donald Cook (DDG-75) transits the Black Sea on April 21, 2014. US Navy Photo

USS Donald Cook (DDG-75) transits the Black Sea on April 21, 2014. US Navy Photo

The following is the April 8, 2014 Congressional Research Service report, Navy DDG-51 and DDG-1000 Destroyer Programs. Read More

Sailor Killed in Destroyer Shooting to Receive Heroism Medal

Sailor Killed in Destroyer Shooting to Receive Heroism Medal

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Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Mark A. Mayo was killed on board the destroyer USS Mahan on Monday. US Navy Photo

Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Mark A. Mayo was killed on board the destroyer USS Mahan on Monday. US Navy Photo

The sailor who was killed protecting a shipmate when a civilian trucker rushed the quarterdeck of USS Mahan (DDG-72) in March will receive the Navy’s highest non-combat decoration, according to the service. Read More

U.S. Deploys First SM-3 Block IB Missile

U.S. Deploys First SM-3 Block IB Missile

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A Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) is launched from the Aegis-class guided missile cruiser USS Lake Erie (CG-70). US Navy Photo

A Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) is launched from the Aegis-class guided missile cruiser USS Lake Erie (CG-70). US Navy Photo

The U.S. Navy and the Missile Defense Agency have started to deploy the Raytheon Standard SM-3 Block 1B operationally, the company said in a Wednesday statement. Read More

Analysis: Mystery Plane Seen Over Kansas Likely U.S. Military Aircraft

Analysis: Mystery Plane Seen Over Kansas Likely U.S. Military Aircraft

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Photo taken by amature photographer Jeff Templin in Kansas on April, 16 2014

Photo taken by amateur photographer Jeff Templin in Kansas on April, 16 2014

The mysterious triangular-shaped aircraft has made several appearances over the skies of the continental United States — with the most recent sighting being over Wichita, Kan. last week — is likely a U.S. military aircraft, according to information from military sources. Read More