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
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Army and Navy Cancelled March Hypersonic Test Due to Battery Failure
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
Navy Awards HII Planning Contract for Zumwalt Hypersonic Upgrades
HII’s Ingalls Shipbuilding won a $10.5 million contract to plan for the modernization period of the first two Zumwalt-class guided-missile destroyers that will include the installation of hypersonic missiles on the two warships. Read More
Navy Exploring ‘Surface Strike’ Upgrades for Zumwalt Destroyers
The Navy wants to upgrade its Zumwalt-class guided missile destroyers with a new radar, electronic weapons suite and anti-submarine warfare capabilities, as the service seeks to integrate the platform into the blue water fleet, according to a government request for information issued earlier this month. Read More
CNO: Lessons from Zumwalt-class Key to Next Surface Combatant
CAPITOL HILL – Major parts from the Navy’s abbreviated class of Zumwalt destroyers (DDG-1000) will be integrated into the service’s program to replace the aging fleet of guided-missile cruisers, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson said on Tuesday. Read More
Navy Accepts Partial Delivery of Zumwalt-class DDG Michael Monsoor
The Navy accepted the hull, mechanical and electrical (HM&E) delivery of the Zumwalt-class destroyer Michael Monsoor (DDG-1001) today from shipbuilder General Dynamics Bath Iron Works (BIW). Read More
Top Stories 2017: U.S. Navy Acquisition and Maintenance
USNI News polled its writers, naval analysts and service members on what they consider the most important military and maritime stories in 2017.
The following is part of a series. Please also see Top Stories: International Acquisition, Navy Operations, Marine Corps Operations, Marine Corps and Coast Guard Acquisition, International Operations and New Administration.
2017 began with the promise of planning for a larger fleet: at the end of 2016, the Navy announced a 355-ship requirement, and the incoming Trump Administration expressed its support for a larger military and a heftier Navy. Few concrete steps were taken this year, though, to begin a buildup – though many programs that will be pivotal to the 355-ship fleet of the future reached significant programmatic milestones in 2017.
Electrical Problems Shorten Second Zumwalt-class Destroyer’s Builders Trials
Problems with the complex electrical system on the second-in-class Zumwalt destroyer ended builders trails early and forced the ship to return to the General Dynamics Bath Iron Works shipyard in Maine, according to a statement from Naval Sea Systems Command. Read More
Navy has Found Fix for USS Zumwalt Engineering Problem
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — The Navy has found and tested a fix for an engineering problem that sidelined USS Zumwalt (DDG-1000) several times during the ship’s voyage to its homeport, Zumwalt-class program manager Capt. Kevin Smith said on Tuesday. Read More
USS Zumwalt to Conduct Brief Sea Trial This Week to Light Off Radar, Test Recent Fixes
First-in-class destroyer USS Zumwalt (DDG-1000) will head to sea this week to begin testing components of its combat system, in its first sea trial event since arriving in its homeport of San Diego in early December. Read More