Step aboard the USS Zumwalt, the largest destroyer the US Navy has ever built

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Published on July 8, 2018 by

The USS Zumwalt, the largest destroyer the US Navy has ever built, will fire its first missile in 2019, Warrior Maven reported in late April.

The Zumwalt will fire an Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile and SM-2 from its Mk 57 Vertical Launch Systems, as the Navy continues to explore a new range of weapons for the ship, according to Warrior Maven.

The Navy has also been considering equipping the Zumwalt – the first of the Zumwalt-class stealth destroyers – with nuclear cruise missiles, Maritime Strike Tomahawks, SM-6 missiles, and even lasers.

But the $4 billion ship has been plagued with electrical problems, engineering malfunctions, and other issues prior to being commissioned in 2016 and in the years since.

Still, the sleek Zumwalt has been called a “technological marvel.”

Take a closer look: businessinsider

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