Naval Sea Systems Command

 
DDG 1000
Program Summary

151207-N-ZZ999-435    (ATLANTIC OCEAN) -  The future USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) is underway for the first time conducting at-sea tests and trials in the Atlantic Ocean, Dec. 7.  The multi-mission ship will provide independent forward presence and deterrence, support special operations forces, and operate as an integral part of joint and combined expeditionary forces.  (U.S. Navy photo courtesy of General Dynamics Bath Iron Works/Released)
USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000), is the lead ship of the Zumwalt class of next-generation multi-mission surface combatants. DDG 1000 is tailored for sustained operations in the littorals and land attack, and will provide independent forward presence and deterrence, support special operations forces, and operate as an integral part of joint and combined expeditionary forces. Its multi-mission design and littoral capabilities make it a 100 percent globally deployable asset to the Fleet. The Zumwalt class will triple naval surface fires coverage and triple capability against anti-ship cruise missiles. It has a fifty-fold radar cross section reduction compared to current destroyers, improves strike group defense ten-fold and has ten times the operating area in shallow water regions against mines. For today’s warfighter, the class fills an immediate and critical naval-warfare gap, meeting validated Marine Corps fire support requirements.

Designed to combat the threats of today as well as those of coming decades, the Zumwalt class is equipped with numerous advanced technology and survivability systems.

DDG 1000 is the first U.S. Navy surface combatant to employ an innovative and highly survivable Integrated Power System (IPS). Key design features that make the Zumwalt class’ IPS architecture unique include the ability to provide power to propulsion, ship’s service, and combat system loads from the same gas turbine prime movers. Its power allocation flexibility allows for potentially significant energy savings and is well-suited to enable future high energy weapons and sensors.

The wave-piercing Tumblehome ship design has provided a wide array of advancements. The shape of the superstructure and the arrangement of its antennas significantly reduce radar cross section, making the ship less visible to enemy radar at sea. The design also allows for optimal manning with a standard crew size of 147, and an air detachment of 28 sailors, thereby decreasing life cycle operations and support costs.

The Zumwalt-class will employ active and passive sensors and a Multi-Function Radar (MFR) capable of conducting area air surveillance, including over-land, throughout the extremely difficult and cluttered sea-land interface.

Each ship in the class features a battery of two Advanced Gun Systems (AGS).

General Dynamics Bath Iron Works (BIW) is responsible for design, construction, integration, testing and delivery of the Zumwalt class, and DDG 1002 steel deckhouse, hangar, and aft Peripheral Vertical Launch System (PVLS). Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) is responsible for the fabrication of the composite deckhouse, helicopter hangar, and aft PVLS for DDG 1000 and DDG 1001. Raytheon is responsible for the Total Ship Computing Environment, procurement and activation of numerous mission systems, and combat systems integration, with BAE providing the AGS.

The U.S. Navy accepted delivery of DDG 1000, USS Zumwalt, on May 20, 2016 and placed the ship in commission during a ceremony on Oct. 15, 2016 in Baltimore, Md.

DDG 1001 was named Michael Monsoor in October 2008 by then-Secretary of the Navy Donald Winter, honoring Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Monsoor, a Navy SEAL who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions in Ramadi, Iraq on Sept. 29, 2006.

In April 2012, DDG 1002 was named Lyndon B. Johnson by Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus. The selection of Lyndon B. Johnson honors the nation's 36th president and continues the Navy tradition of naming ships after presidents.

Updated Dec 2016
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