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USS Zumwalt's Recent Pacific Underway is 'First Step' for Future of the Class, Says PACFLEET Commander

USS Zumwalt’s Recent Pacific Underway is ‘First Step’ for Future of the Class, Says PACFLEET Commander

USS Zumwalt (DDG-1000) returns to San Diego, Nov. 10, 2022. US Navy Photo

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Ahead of next year’s installation of hypersonic missiles, the Navy took one of its most advanced warships out for a three-month underway in the Western Pacific to test the ship’s capabilities and reliability, the commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet told USNI News. Read More

UPDATED: HII Wins $42M Award for Lyndon B. Johnson Combat System Activation

UPDATED: HII Wins $42M Award for Lyndon B. Johnson Combat System Activation

Lyndon B. Johnson (DDG-1002) at Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Miss., on Aug. 4, 2022 USNI News Photo

This post was updated with a statement from HII.

Ingalls Shipbuilding was awarded a $41.6 million contract modification to begin the combat system activation of Zumwalt-class guided-missile destroyer Lyndon B. Johnson (DDG-1002) in Mississippi, according to a Monday Pentagon announcement. Read More

Russian Hypersonic Missiles Underperforming in Ukraine Conflict, NORTHCOM Says

Russian Hypersonic Missiles Underperforming in Ukraine Conflict, NORTHCOM Says

A Kh-47M2 Kinzhal ALBM being carried by a Mikoyan MiG-31K in 2018. Kremlin Photo

This post has been updated with additional comments from Gen. Glen VanHerck.

The Kremlin’s most advanced missile systems are not operating effectively in Russia’s conflict with Ukraine, U.S. Northern Command chief Air Force Gen. Glen VanHerck said Wednesday before the Senate Armed Services strategic forces subcommittee.
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