USS Zumwalt Conducts Live-Fire Missile Exercise

USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) conducted her first in-class, live-fire missile exercise, as the crew prepares for their maiden employment. During the live-fire exercises, Zumwalt’s crew engaged live targets with a series of Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile Block 1 (ESSM) (RIM 162D) and the Standard Missile 2 (SM-2) as part of the stealth destroyer’s final air defense testing. “Demonstrating the capability…

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Raytheon Awarded Zumwalt Class Engineering Contract

The U.S. Navy awarded Raytheon Missiles & Defense, a Raytheon Technologies business, an activation, sustainment, and modernization contract for $483 million with options, if exercised, totaling $1.68 billion across five years. Under this contract, Raytheon Missiles & Defense will provide the U.S. Navy services and professionals to complete the activation and fleet introduction of the three Zumwalt-class destroyers, while continuing…

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USS Zumwalt Launches First SM-2 Launch from MK57 VLS off Point Mugu

October 19, 2020 – The USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) successfully executed the first live fire test of the MK 57 Vertical Launching System with a Standard Missile (SM-2) on the Naval Air Weapons Center Weapons Division Sea Test Range, Point Mugu, Oct. 13. As the first-in-class ship, USS Zumwalt successfully demonstrated its capability to detect, track and engage an Anti-Ship…

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Navy Accepts Delivery of Fully Equipped USS Zumwalt

April 24, 2020 – The Navy accepted delivery of USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000), the lead ship of the Navy’s next-generation of multi-mission surface combatants, on April 24. Following this delivery, the ship will transition from Combat Systems Activation to the next phase of developmental and integrated at-sea testing. This event marks a major milestone of the dual delivery approach for…

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