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Navy Receives USS Zumwalt Destroyer

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The U.S. Navy has received the USS Zumwalt, or DDG 1000, destroyer following the integration and activation of its combat systems.

The vessel will join the U.S. Pacific Fleet battle force and is slated to undergo developmental and integrated at-sea tests, the Navy said Friday.

Zumwalt will also help the service branch speed up the development and validation of warfighting capabilities, procedures, operational tactics and techniques.

DDG 1000 measures 610 feet and features an integrated power system that enables the ship to distribute 1K volts of electricity to optimize power capacities and support various operations.

The ship completed hull, mechanical and electrical tests at General Dynamics' Bath Iron Works facility in 2016, while Raytheon's integrated defense systems segment, now part of Raytheon Technologies, performed lead integration and activation efforts in San Diego and Maine.

USS Michael Monsoor, or DDG 1001, is the second Zumwalt-class ship and is currently in the combat systems activation phase. The future USS Lyndon B. Johnson, or DDG 1002, is under production at Bath Iron Works' shipyard in Bath, Maine.

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Written by Matthew Nelson

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