Wednesday, April 16, 2014

DDG 1000


Ahoy!

Great Satan is fixing to unleash her latest greatest combat ship - the future era USS Zumwalt.

She's the first US ship to use electric propulsion and produces enough power to one day support the futuristic electromagnetic rail gun, which will be tested at sea in 2016.

DDG 1000 got claws!

Rail guns fire a projectile at six or seven times the speed of sound – enough velocity to cause severe damage. The Navy sees them as replacing or supplementing old-school guns.

The Zumwalt-class destroyer is not an Aegis system. It uses instead the class-unique total ship computing environment (TSCE) integrated mission system. The peripheral vertical launch system (PVLS) VLS is capable of accommodating all Standard missile types it has not been publicly stated if the TSCE will be modified to support the Standard missile or the ballistic missile defense mission.

20 × MK 57 VLS modules, with 4 vertical launch cells in each module, 80 cells total. Each cell can hold one or more missiles, depending on the size of the missiles. 2 × 155 mm Advanced Gun System 920 × 155 mm total; 600 in automated store + Auxiliary store room with up to 320 rounds, 70-100 LRLAP rounds planned as of 2005 of total
2 × Mk 46 30 mm gun (GDLS)

Optimized for the land-attack mission, she will tote two Advanced Gun Systems (AGSs) with a combined magazine capacity of approximately 750 rounds of long-range land attack and conventional munitions.

Each AGS will consist of a single-barrel 155mm gun supplied from an automated magazine. An Advanced Vertical Launch System (AVLS) with 80 cells will host Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles, Standard Missiles (SM2-MR) for local air defense, Evolved Seasparrow Missiles for engagement of both airborne and seaborne threats, and Vertical Launch Anti-Submarine Rockets for engagement of submarine threats.

Two 40mm Close-In Gun Systems will enhance self-defense against air and surface threats.

She may also carry 2 SH-60 LAMPS helicopters or 1 MH-60R helicopter and 3 MQ-8 Fire Scout VTUAV drones with a crew of about a 140 cats.

Pic - "Her gig is like to F Over enemy navies in the 1st 20 seconds..." 

1 comments:

Steven Nicovich said...

The biggest travesty is that they are only building 3 of them.