Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001) - the second in a series of three new-generation destroyers designed for the US Navy. The first of them - Zumwalt (DDG 1000) - was completed in December 2015 of the year and in May last year entered the disposal of the US Navy, passing sea trials. The third ship of the series - Lyndon B. Johnson (DDG 1002) - is in the final stages of construction.
The program to create a new generation of destroyers was launched in the US in the 90-s and has undergone many changes. It was originally planned to build a destroyer 32, then the program was gradually reduced to two ships, after which the US Department of Defense allocated funds for the construction of a third ship of this class. Americans consider Zumwalt-type ships experimental, on the basis of which a series of destroyers will be developed to replace the Arleigh Burke type.
USS Michael Monsoor is one of the largest and heaviest ships in its class. The destroyer length is 183 m, full displacement - 13 200 t. Basic armament includes 80 launchers for missiles, two artillery mounts and two anti-aircraft installations Mk. 110 caliber 57 mm.