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USS Zumwalt DDG-1000 stealth destroyer commander: The ship is fully prepared for war at sea

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The Western press published an interview with the commander (in the American tradition - the captain) of the stealth destroyer USS Zumwalt (DDG-1000) Andrew Carlson. The interview discusses the goals that the command sets before the newest ship of the US Navy. This discussion is particularly noteworthy due to the fact that in the USA itself, destroyers of the Zamvolt type have been criticized recently. The fact is that if initially they were positioned as ocean-type attack units, now the command has determined a niche for them to support landing operations.


According to Captain Carlson, the USS Zumwalt is a unique warship that represents “a new milestone in the confrontation between the leading maritime powers.” According to Andrew Carlson, the ship had to go through a large number of adjustments, changes, including adjustments to the main objectives of its use.

Question from the correspondent:

What would you call the unique control problems of this ship and its crew compared to most other ships?

Andrew Carlson:

Of course, a process control with full confidence in automation comes to mind, the integration of advanced technologies with a minimum staffing option. However, none of these problems is unique to Zumwalt.

According to an American naval officer, a trained crew is urgently needed for the USS Zumwalt, which is constantly improving its skills.

In an interview, it was noted that while the campaigns of the head "Zamvolt" are actually carried out in an experimental (experimental-combat) version. The crew is exploring the capabilities of a warship equipped with tactical strike weapons.

Andrew Carlson:

The crew is mastering new technologies. They are everywhere. The organization of the power supply system, automated control systems, even the case itself is a completely new configuration.

The DDG-1000 commander was asked how to motivate the crew of a warship whose capabilities (Zamvolta) are not used 100 percent.

According to Captain Carlson, the sailors understand that at this stage the ship will be deployed in an experimental version and that in any case they will have a lot of work to do. Andrew Carlson added that the DDG-1000 Zumwalt is “fully prepared for war at sea” and “has the advantage of missile weapons and reduced visibility.”

Andrew Carlson notes that the ship has low radar and thermal (infrared) visibility. The second is achieved by a new system of energy consumption and spent fuel emissions.

American naval officer:

The privilege of commanding a concentrated group of talented, mature and cheerful sailors reinforces the ongoing understanding of the principle that people in any case mean more than systems on board a warship.
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  1. tihonmarine
    tihonmarine 17 July 2020 11: 20 New
    +3
    The privilege of commanding a concentrated group of talented, mature and cheerful sailors reinforces the ongoing understanding of the principle that people in any case mean more than systems on board a warship.
    True words, people always mean more than systems on a ship.
    1. figwam
      figwam 17 July 2020 11: 29 New
      +2
      Putin raised the army and navy in alarm, apparently Azerbaijan and Armenia are on the verge of a big conflict.
      1. tralflot1832
        tralflot1832 17 July 2020 12: 11 New
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        Rather, with the US "signal", you have a convoy with a tank battalion in Poland, if we are ready. It's a pity that the marine traffic of warships does not show the position, only by cossack signs it can be understood that what is wrong in this area will definitely be met by the BF. By the evening we are waiting for the statement of the State Department that they should be warned of sudden military verification, otherwise the Hegemon is not ready, before that he
        after our next unscheduled check, I started at the wrong time of the maintenance of the fan systems in the Pentagon and NATO.
      2. Alex777
        Alex777 17 July 2020 13: 09 New
        +3
        Putin raised the army and navy in alarm

        Where is the audit conducted and where is Azerbaijan located?
        1. figwam
          figwam 17 July 2020 13: 29 New
          +1
          Quote: Alex777
          Where is the audit conducted and where is Azerbaijan located?

          "During the audit, 56 tactical exercises will be conducted at 35 training ranges and training fields, 17 marine training ranges in the waters of the Black and Caspian Seas."

          Let me remind you that Armenia and Azerbaijan are located between the Black and Caspian Seas.
          1. Alex777
            Alex777 17 July 2020 14: 51 New
            +3
            Who should have already fussed. wink
            https://topwar.ru/173201-ukraina-provedet-sobstvennye-voennye-uchenija-v-otvet-na-kavkaz2020.html
        2. TermNachTer
          TermNachTer 17 July 2020 13: 53 New
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          Not so far away, they are testing forces and assets in the North. Caucasus, Kuban, Stavropol Territory. By today's standards, you can add up, if something happens. And the Armenians have another reason to think who is their friend, and who is so, went for a walk.
          1. Alex777
            Alex777 17 July 2020 14: 18 New
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            IMHO, of course, but those wishing to withdraw from the Minsk agreements are a much bigger problem for us than Armenia.
      3. eklmn
        eklmn 17 July 2020 15: 05 New
        -1
        “Putin raised the army and navy in alarm ...”
        Well, what else can an unmarried bachelor do at night?
        Play Tanks !!!
  2. rosomaha
    rosomaha 17 July 2020 11: 24 New
    +2
    we can burn too ...
    1. Alex777
      Alex777 17 July 2020 13: 10 New
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      If these 7 billion are burned, it will be very cool ... bully
  3. Klingon
    Klingon 17 July 2020 11: 27 New
    +5
    Carlson? Is this the one that lives on the roof? Hey Baby! and where is that electromagnetic gun that you promised to bring me to this trough ?? wassat
    1. Vol4ara
      Vol4ara 17 July 2020 11: 53 New
      +2
      Quote: Klingon
      Carlson? Is this the one that lives on the roof? Hey Baby! and where is that electromagnetic gun that you promised to bring me to this trough ?? wassat

      It’s not atomic, how could seriously consider these statements
      1. Klingon
        Klingon 17 July 2020 12: 23 New
        +1
        why not consider this option? the Chinese, as an experiment, shoved electromagnetic drin onto the non-nuclear UDC type 072
      2. TermNachTer
        TermNachTer 17 July 2020 13: 55 New
        +1
        And how can this be seriously and publicly stated?
  4. Aaron Zawi
    Aaron Zawi 17 July 2020 11: 29 New
    +6
    In principle, of course, all these three ships will be primarily laboratories of the US Navy for the introduction of new technologies, and participation in the database today is generally extremely hypothetical.
    1. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 17 July 2020 11: 34 New
      +8
      Quote: Aaron Zawi
      all three of these ships will be primarily the laboratories of the U.S. Navy to introduce new technologies

      I already wrote about this. Invested money, and the money is very large, will always pay off in the future. Although many do not understand this.
    2. Grazdanin
      Grazdanin 17 July 2020 11: 36 New
      +3
      Quite right, the current composition is more than enough, the same FREMM frigates can quickly increase the number of ships in the fleet, if necessary. But I would not consider the Zumwalt a purely experimental ship, 240 tomahawks in total will always come in handy.
      1. Vol4ara
        Vol4ara 17 July 2020 11: 54 New
        +1
        Quote: Grazdanin
        Quite right, the current composition is more than enough, the same FREMM frigates can quickly increase the number of ships in the fleet, if necessary. But I would not consider the Zumwalt a purely experimental ship, 240 tomahawks in total will always come in handy.

        Maybe they’ll send them to shoot on bearded men, but it’s more like an excuse for the congress, as a laboratory, it is much more important
        1. Thunderbolt
          Thunderbolt 17 July 2020 12: 09 New
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          Quote: Aaron Zawi
          In principle, of course, all these three ships will be primarily laboratories of the US Navy for the introduction of new technologies, and participation in the database today is generally extremely hypothetical.

          But it seems to me that Zumwalt is ready as the latest platform, but the development of the “main caliber” is late for it. Therefore, they pour into the ears of their taxpayers and hostile foreign intelligence that Zumwalt will be, oh how good, with the support of landing operations, etc., etc.
          1. Grazdanin
            Grazdanin 17 July 2020 12: 41 New
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            Quote: Thunderbolt
            here is the development of the "main caliber" for him is late

            Yeah, relstones in trials.
            1. Thunderbolt
              Thunderbolt 17 July 2020 13: 15 New
              0
              Such energy can be used for more "peaceful purposes." For example EW.
              By the way, today here the article came out about Trump's "super-dupers." They say that they have to wait at least 3 years. So maybe they want to stick these “dupers” into Z. & what other platforms? Nothing really is known --- the defense departments like to keep such secrets from outsiders. And a simple layman finds out the very last. So there can be many versions.
              1. Grazdanin
                Grazdanin 17 July 2020 13: 21 New
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                Zumwalt to hit the ground, he needs the appropriate weapons. These hypersonic missiles are like for strikes on the ground, which means they will put first and foremost on these destroyers. Lasers, electronic suppression systems are needed for air defense and missile defense; other ships are responsible for them in the Navy. And so, EW systems are on all US warships and aircraft.
                1. Thunderbolt
                  Thunderbolt 17 July 2020 15: 46 New
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                  Quote: Grazdanin
                  Zumwalt for striking the ground

                  I think this is a temporary, transitional excuse that on the ground. Their Navy is actively developing a bunch of "surface drones --- drones" Triton "." And they are engaged in large underwater vehicles. If they can deploy such a sensor network in the ocean, then the newest destroyer can take the position of coordinator of the naval operation and the main striking force there. Using it will be an order of magnitude cheaper and more dangerous than a full-fledged AUG of the old model. So that the Chinese are waiting for surprises in the ocean. While they are learning to rivet many, many “Berks” and have not even come close to ejection aircraft carriers --- their adversary is entering a new technological level.
                  Quote: Grazdanin
                  And so, EW systems are on all US warships and aircraft.

                  EW power depends on energy. Z. it is stronger than the predecessors. Floating power plants / supposedly for railguns /. Modern armies and navy are becoming increasingly dependent on electronics. The past war was a war of motors, the future can be a war of sensors and stealth.
                  1. Grazdanin
                    Grazdanin 17 July 2020 16: 12 New
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                    Quote: Thunderbolt

                    I think this is a temporary, transitional excuse that the earth

                    Other modifications can be made, but now they are lacking strike ships, there are a lot of air defense and missile defense systems, there are 67 of them alone and are still under construction. Specifically, the three built will remain shock, the following can be anything. In general, they liked the concept, but these ships were ahead of time. After 5 years, they will be relevant.
                    Quote: Thunderbolt
                    If they can deploy such a sensor network in the ocean, then the newest destroyer can take the post of coordinator of the naval operation there.

                    I agree, 40 unmanned surface ships according to plan. True to them UDC asks. For transportation and management. But they need powerful PLO destroyers. U-boats are the main danger.
                    Quote: Thunderbolt
                    While they are learning to rivet many, many “Berks” and have not even come close to ejection aircraft carriers --- their adversary is entering a new technological level.

                    Before burks they still have at least 10-20 years of work. They would have grown to the level of the USSR of the 80s to begin with. They build many ships, but they are archaic, “blind” and “deaf”. For example, 052 people serve on the destroyer 7500D (280 tons), 7000 will serve on future American FREMM frigates (140 tons)
                    Quote: Thunderbolt
                    The past war was a war of motors, the future can be a war of sensors and stealth.

                    The next war will be the drone war. UAVs driven already fly, unmanned submarines and ships began to arrive in service, BP orbital planes 10 years already in space.
              2. yustas
                yustas 19 July 2020 20: 11 New
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                I'm afraid to upset you, but a simple man in the street is the first, in fact, will see their purpose
            2. Avior
              Avior 19 July 2020 06: 05 New
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              No, rocket for UVP MK57.
              They are not yet until adapted from MK41
        2. TermNachTer
          TermNachTer 17 July 2020 13: 56 New
          +1
          And not too expensive, even for mattresses, three such laboratories? Could be limited to one.
          1. Thunderbolt
            Thunderbolt 17 July 2020 17: 32 New
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            Quote: TermNachTER
            And not too expensive, even for mattresses, three such laboratories? Could be limited to one.

            I believe that this is not / these / not a laboratory / and /, but the most advanced technology. And having built 3 outwardly similar ships, American shipbuilders felt the pitfalls on their construction and are ready to get around them. The shipyards are waiting, the shipyards are hungry, but the Pentagon specifically slows down the laying of the destroyers of the new look. The work is honed, resources ... yes, just call out - coal kings will suddenly rush to coal carts, cutting oil marshals on turns !!! So he knows a little more than shipbuilders. Admirals actually die silently, and in this situation, admirals became hostages of the design bureau. And it happens ... There are ships, and weapons for them are still in trials.
  5. Victorio
    Victorio 17 July 2020 11: 34 New
    0
    yes, there is money, you can work in different directions and experiment
  6. Crabong
    Crabong 17 July 2020 11: 38 New
    0
    Which is to be expected ...
  7. orionvitt
    orionvitt 17 July 2020 11: 44 New
    +2
    now the command has identified a niche for them to support amphibious operations.
    At such a pace, they will soon be demoted to the rank of patrol ships of the coast guard.
    command a concentrated group of talented, mature and cheerful sailors
    And as they have in the crew with quotas for "cheerful gay", different colors (black, red, yellow, white is not necessary), women and more. To hell with professionalism, you give tolerance. laughing
  8. Angelo Provolone
    Angelo Provolone 17 July 2020 12: 09 New
    -1
    Beautiful ship. The reverse stem is impressive
    1. tralflot1832
      tralflot1832 17 July 2020 13: 34 New
      0
      This is his ram, in case of weapons failure. Last hope. Just kidding. Below the waterline, I wonder how it looks. Secret?
      1. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh 17 July 2020 20: 27 New
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        "Secret?" ////
        -----
        Not. Here you are:
        1. tralflot1832
          tralflot1832 17 July 2020 20: 37 New
          +1
          Thank you. But such a plan does not work, the HOOK is in the expected place. There are no sizes for the frames. There is no revolution below the water line. Two screws. Everything is as usual. Maybe it doesn’t rattle across the ocean like the last English corvettes. The English themselves call them a bucket with bolts.
          1. voyaka uh
            voyaka uh 17 July 2020 22: 26 New
            +1
            Well, he has an electric drive. The work is silent. Draft if
            You noticed very high. Can go in shallow water.
            Wake trail three times shorter than conventional ships
            this size. In the storm he has almost no bowing - cuts
            the wave.
            A lot of unusual for a large ship of the first class.
            1. tralflot1832
              tralflot1832 17 July 2020 23: 00 New
              0
              The electric drive is not powered by a battery. It’s generating electricity from it. Diesel makes a lot of noise, GTU also makes noise but less. It cuts the wave during a storm, between the bottom of the transmitted wave and the top of the next wave, sometimes in a good storm in the North Atlantic, the elevation is more 20 meters. I would like to see him cut the wave of many thousands. The ships with the nasal tip according to the patent of Norway and Iceland cut the wave. His nose with the nose of the norg has nothing to do. If you say he will cut the wave into a really good at first he will lose the bow artillery, and if he persists on the bridge, he’ll cut out. 25 years I’ve gone to sea I know what I’m saying. portholes and shifted the fisherman's cabin. Let's look further at his life.
              1. Avior
                Avior 19 July 2020 06: 13 New
                -1


                He doesn’t even have windows, but actually has Windows. Although made of special glass.
                Holds like a wave, it turns out
                1. tralflot1832
                  tralflot1832 19 July 2020 11: 16 New
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                  If the captain leads such an expensive “toy” into a serious storm, more than 7 points; for his future career, I don’t give a penny. Expeditionary yachts, I think this is a PR move for future owners. Well, they’ll add a couple of millimeters to the side thickness so that a wave or ice the side did not break. Yes, such a bow gives of course a slight advantage on slight waves. The pitching goes less like on the rails, but a maximum of 6 -7 points. Yacht habitats are where the weather is mostly calm, closer to the equator. And there are places where there is a storm once every five-year period, and so the surface of the sea is "water in a swamp." Even in the northern seas, this phenomenon happens.
                  1. Avior
                    Avior 19 July 2020 11: 25 New
                    -1
                    I understand that a warship has less choice at what time and where to sail, but this is an ocean yacht of 6 thousand tons, and it can still get into different situations, purely by accident, just
                    1. tralflot1832
                      tralflot1832 19 July 2020 11: 52 New
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                      Accidentally, such yachts do not have a word at all. They use satellite on-line weather forecast in a storm, they do not climb. The captain of the yacht does not need the owner or his guests to bleat. On the first voyage he himself died from rolling for three days, although it was practically not 5 degrees to the right 5 degrees volitionally. Then I didn’t even notice 25. The cabin was in the bow so there was also pitching, the amplitude upwards downwards of 15 meters and nothing slept perfectly. The steamer 120 meters displacement under 7000 tons. And how many times in the company cabin during the reception food, the pan rose into the air and by itself flew only in a known trajectory, while not spilling a single gram of borsch until it hit the target. Until now, I still can't get rid of the habit of eating the first one holding the plate in weight in my left hand. This show begins after 6 -7 points.
                2. tralflot1832
                  tralflot1832 19 July 2020 11: 26 New
                  0
                  For the sake of interest. Captains of fishing vessels are allowed to fish in waves up to 7 points, and above it is at the discretion of the captain and under his personal responsibility. among them are baptized.
                  1. Avior
                    Avior 19 July 2020 11: 28 New
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                    As I understand it, if in the ocean, sooner or later you will get a serious storm, just by chance
                    1. tralflot1832
                      tralflot1832 19 July 2020 12: 01 New
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                      If the owner of the yacht accidentally gets into a storm, there will be a paper on the table with the name, surname and the title of "accident". There will be no more accidents on board his yacht. If you want to trot, buy a sailing yacht, as they have accepted this business.
                      1. Avior
                        Avior 19 July 2020 12: 26 New
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                        After all, yachts are overhauled without the owner and guests, quite often
                        This owner can fly by plane wherever he wants, the yacht flies.
                        And if the owner urgently requires a yacht to some Acapulco, where he flew, then the problems of the crew's condition do not bother him much
                      2. tralflot1832
                        tralflot1832 19 July 2020 12: 38 New
                        -1
                        Everything can be he is the owner. But without the owner on board the main captain. But there are miracles. 10 years ago Abramovich was refueled with poor quality fuel his entire mighty yacht fleet. Bottom line: All diesel engines are on an unscheduled repair. The rich also sometimes cry.
                      3. Avior
                        Avior 19 July 2020 12: 42 New
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                        I mean, the probability of getting into a storm on an ocean yacht is high anyway.
                        It was interesting for me, I specifically searched the Internet for a video of how Zamvolt or this yacht behaves in a storm, but unfortunately, I never found it, only with a small wave.
                        But as operation progresses, I think sooner or later we will see such a video, then it will be possible to discuss in detail, in my opinion
                        hi
                      4. tralflot1832
                        tralflot1832 19 July 2020 12: 49 New
                        -1
                        I gave you a link on the noses of the courts. Look at how these behave, fascinates.
                      5. tralflot1832
                        tralflot1832 19 July 2020 13: 24 New
                        -1
                        There is a storm for every ship. A couple of years ago, when the Norwegians set up the board of a tanker. The Americans drove their AUG closer to our shores. More precisely, between Norway and Iceland. They wanted to demonstrate their determination. And at the point of launching the aircraft, the 12th storm. We had to go much further south. They also know how to count money, realizing that from this new launch point of the Russian planes you will not annoy the Russians, the range is not enough, made several take-offs and landings on duty and left in their own way. This is how a 12-point storm thwarted a 100-ton aircraft carrier from completing the task. passed minus Norwegians, a hole in the UDC, they managed to find an underwater rock. That's what the weather means. We also sometimes get from the weather.
              2. tralflot1832
                tralflot1832 19 July 2020 12: 13 New
                -1
                Revolutionary bow of the ship against the storm is inverted, technology X BOW. For me, so "freak" concrete. We will get used to nothing.
  • rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 17 July 2020 12: 37 New
    +1
    the command identified a niche for them to support landing operations.
    And this is with those statements that were made a couple of years ago - the pride of the US Navy, unsinkable, because invisible ... Then the problems began on the first miles of leaving the port and away we go. Interestingly, in the future, the niche of use may turn out to be different (lower in rank)? Smiled about the "cheerfulness" of the crew
  • engineer74
    engineer74 17 July 2020 13: 07 New
    +1
    now the command has identified a niche for them to support amphibious operations.

    For which I respect the mattresses, any crap will be justified! good
    They will support the landing artillery 2x155? In a duel with land batteries? Or strategic, in fact, “Axes” with a launch range of ~ 2000km? For these purposes, it was necessary to "Missouri" to clone .... wassat
    Although, of course, experience in operating a new generation ship will be gained sad
  • ved_med12
    ved_med12 17 July 2020 13: 24 New
    +3
    a unique warship, which represents “a new milestone in the confrontation of leading naval powers”


    to check this "new milestone" with something like a khibin or with a more powerful ..
    1. engineer74
      engineer74 17 July 2020 13: 32 New
      +3
      The worst thing for products of this level of complexity is the "human factor". No automation has survived a head-on collision with an idiot ... wink
      IMHO hi
    2. tralflot1832
      tralflot1832 19 July 2020 11: 29 New
      0
      To test it, it is enough to drive it into a 12-point storm in NEA and see what remains of it. No khibins are needed.
  • yfast
    yfast 17 July 2020 17: 31 New
    0
    Maybe he is inconspicuous, but also visually impaired. Like a rhino. But the rhino has no problems with this.
  • Sergey Kulikov_3
    Sergey Kulikov_3 17 July 2020 17: 56 New
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    But how is it that now even submarines find visible water disturbances, and this wunderwafer in the form of an iron is considered invisible !?
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 17 July 2020 20: 32 New
      -1
      His radio profile for surface ship radars is comparable to the profiles of a fishing schooner. Therefore, it is possible to mislead the enemy and get close to him. And the wake trace is unusually short. What confuses the display from satellites
  • Uma palata
    Uma palata 18 July 2020 02: 47 New
    +1
    I have been living in such a world for many years, for the first time I see a floating iron.
  • Whirlwind
    Whirlwind 18 July 2020 09: 46 New
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    The fact is that if initially they were positioned as ocean-type attack units, now the command has determined a niche for them to support landing operations.

    And de enty operations will be? And against whom? It's one thing against Venezuela, which is close at hand and unarmed ... And another thing against our Far East, where this iron needs to crawl thousands of miles away, and where, long before approaching the battle distance, its super-hyper hyper-rocket-projectile bullet, will be sunk together with the landing party, don't go to grandma ...
  • Scorp 1981
    Scorp 1981 18 July 2020 19: 47 New
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    a good ocean storm will hardly endure)) judging by the appearance)))