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USS Zumwalt Mississippi Homeport Shift, Hypersonic Missile Upgrade Delayed Due to Repairs

USS Zumwalt Mississippi Homeport Shift, Hypersonic Missile Upgrade Delayed Due to Repairs

USS Zumwalt (DDG-1000) leaving San Diego, Calif., on July 27, 2023. Photo Used with Permission

Guided-missile destroyer USS Zumwalt (DDG-1000) is under repair in San Diego after a planned relocation to Mississippi was interrupted by a maintenance issue, Navy officials confirmed to USNI News. The ship initially left on Thursday before for Ingalls Shipbuilding to undergo the installation of a new hypersonic missile system before it came back to port, Navy officials told USNI News. Read More

HASC Bill Calls for SECNAV to Study Hypersonic Weapons for More Warships, Merging Army and Navy Watercraft Programs

HASC Bill Calls for SECNAV to Study Hypersonic Weapons for More Warships, Merging Army and Navy Watercraft Programs

A common hypersonic glide body (C-HGB) launches from Pacific Missile Range Facility, Kauai, Hawaii, at approximately 10:30 p.m. local time on March 19, 2020. US Navy Photo

The House Armed Services Committee wants the Navy to evaluate options for fielding hypersonic weapons on surface ships beyond the Zumwalt-class destroyers. Read More

GAO: Zumwalt-class, Virginia Attack Boats Risk Delays in Fielding Hypersonic Missiles

GAO: Zumwalt-class, Virginia Attack Boats Risk Delays in Fielding Hypersonic Missiles

Zumwalt-class guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Monsoor (DDG-1001) in San Diego, Calif., on Feb. 13, 2023. USNI News Photo

This post has been updated to correct the start of the USS Zumwalt (DDG-1000) availability and correct the hull number of USS Michael Monsoor (DDG-1001).

The three Zumwalt-class destroyers could face delays in fielding the first hypersonic weapons in the U.S. Navy surface fleet, according to a Thursday report from the Government Accountability Office’s annual weapons report. Read More

Pentagon Starts Work to Build Ballistic Missile Defense Capability in Guam

Pentagon Starts Work to Build Ballistic Missile Defense Capability in Guam

On Nov. 16, U.S. Missile Defense Agency and Navy sailors aboard USS John Finn (DDG-113), an Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System-equipped destroyer, fired a Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IIA guided missile that successfully intercepted and destroyed a mock Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) during a flight test demonstration in the broad ocean area northeast of Hawaii in November 2020. MDA photo.

The Pentagon is taking the first steps to provide Guam with a persistent, 360-degree missile defense system against Chinese and North Korean attack, Missile Defense Agency director Vice Adm. Jon Hill told a Senate panel Tuesday. Read More

Army and Navy Cancelled March Hypersonic Test Due to Battery Failure

Army and Navy Cancelled March Hypersonic Test Due to Battery Failure

A common hypersonic glide body (C-HGB) launches from Pacific Missile Range Facility, Kauai, Hawaii, at approximately 10:30 p.m. local time, March 19, 2020, during a Department of Defense flight experiment. US Navy photo.

The Army and Navy scrubbed their latest hypersonic test flight due to a battery failure during a pre-launch check, the Navy’s top officer for strategic programs said Friday. Read More