To Be or Not to Be. . . The New DDG

Polmar, Norman
July 2008
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Jul2008, Vol. 134 Issue 7, p88
Conference Proceeding
The article focuses on the construction of the DDG-1000 or Zumwalt guided missile destroyer of the U.S. Navy, which has been meet with a lot of challenges. In February 14, 2008, Northrop Grumman and General Dynamics/Bath Iron Works Corp. were commissioned to construct the first two ships of the type. However, the members of the Congress prefer to continue building the Arleigh Burke (DDG-51) class destroyers. Other challenges and features of the DDG-1000 are presented.


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