www.extrahw.com
>

Stealthy warship USS Zumwalt to test its weapons

Stealthy warship USS Zumwalt to test its weapons
,
USA is preparing a new stealthy warship DDG 1000 (USS Zumwalt). Soon, it will undergo so called ship activation process that includes testing of its weapons assembly of various systems. The ship is less visible to enemy radars thanks to its shape.
US Navy will soon have a new interesting ship to use in battles. It is called USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) and it is in Portland, Maine from May 2016. It will not stay for a long time because this ship is going to be moved to San Diego, California where the ship activation process is going to be carried out. USS Zumwalt will get various systems and technologies, it should also make test fires from its weapons.
 
USS Zumwalt DDG 1000
 
The ship is 610 feet (185 metres) long and thanks to its shape and the arrangement of antennas is less visible to enemy radars. It looks like a small fishing boat on a radar if it is detected at all. The ship should be able to penetrate enemy areas and carry out a land or a water attack. Now, it should be equipped with a radar, a dual-band sonar and guns. Its dual-band sonar is able to detect not only submarines at long distances thanks to longe-range sonar but also mines or enemy fires thanks to the second sonar system with a higher frequency.
 
USS Zumwalt will be equipped with a broad range of weapons. It will have Tomahawks, torpedoes, standard missiles (SM2, SM3, and SM6) as well as the vertical launch anti-submarine rockets ASROC. The first system to be tested are Evolved Sea Sparrow Missiles and SM2s. It has also BAE Systems' Advanced Gun System that is able to fire at the distance of 64 nautical miles (more than 118 km). The ship is also suitable to be used in shallow waters thanks to its shallow-draft.
 
The power system is able to provide 78 megawatts of electrical power and, therefore, it is probable that USS Zumwalt will be using laser weapons and railguns in the future. DDG 1001 is the second ship of this kind that is 75% complete and the construction of DDG 1002 has also been started.
 
Newest articles
Panasonic Lumix G80 (G85): Review Panasonic Lumix G80 (G85): Review
Panasonic has just released the new mirrorless camera Lumix DMC-G80 (DMC-G85, DMC-G81). It has 4K video mode, second generation of Dual IS system, 3.5mm jack for stereo microphone and it is also dust and water resistant. How did it perform in our test?
9/19/2016, Computers, Milan Šurkala
Fabric generates electricity from sunlight and motion Fabric generates electricity from sunlight and motion
Researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a new type of fabric that is able to convert sunlight and various types of motion to electricity. That can be used to power small electronics and wearables.
9/15/2016, Computers, Milan Šurkala
Fisker Karma reborn, new hybrid Karma Revero Fisker Karma reborn, new hybrid Karma Revero
Hybrid sports car Fisker Karma is back but it has changed its name and some other properties. Now, it is called Karma Revero. It has slightly larger battery, there are minor changes in design and it can reach 60 mph in 5.4 seconds only.
9/13/2016, Transportation, Milan Šurkala
Electric Mercedes-Benz Vision Van with delivery drones Electric Mercedes-Benz Vision Van with delivery drones
The car maker Mercedes-Benz has just presented a concept of the future van transportation. The Vision Van has an electric engine, it is controlled with a joystick and there are two autonomous drones to deliver a cargo. 
9/9/2016, Transportation, Milan Šurkala
Water-resistant Apple iPhone 7 and 7 Plus with RAW capture Water-resistant Apple iPhone 7 and 7 Plus with RAW capture
Long-awaited smartphones Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 are here. Both smartphones are water-resistant with IP67 rating, their cameras were improved and got RAW capture and dual lens in iPhone 7 Plus case. Apple has also removed 3.5mm jack but that is not all.
9/8/2016, Computers, Milan Šurkala