The US press has published material that presents the reasoning of the American military expert Harold Hutchison, who believes that the main rival of the US Navy's destroyer Zumwalt may be the Russian cruiser Peter the Great. Hutchison said that between "Zamvolt" and "Peter the Great" could take place "a serious sea battle, since both ships have powerful missile weapons."
As of today, the destroyer USS Zumwalt carries on board up to 80 Tomahawk missiles, and the Russian Navy ship carries long-range Granit anti-ship cruise missiles. Added that "Peter the Great" is capable of carrying missiles with nuclear warheads and can simultaneously attack versatile targets: surface ships, submarines and weapons aviation.
At the same time, the American military expert believes that the USS Zumwalt has significant advantages over Peter the Great. This is a stealth technology implemented at Zamvolta and high maneuverability. But Hutchison does not mention that it was with the maneuverability of the newest American warship that the problems arose. He repeatedly turned out to be stalled, including during the inter-naval transition after the introduction of the American naval forces.
From the material:
The cruiser Peter the Great was initially quite intimidating, but it was not equipped with stealth capabilities. And if today he will fight one on one with the USS Zumwalt, he will turn into a perfectly distinguishable target for his missiles.
Earlier in the United States, it was said that Zumwalt destroyers were going to install the latest weapon in the form of an electromagnetic rail gun (EMRP). But at the moment, such an idea was abandoned, since even without it, the destroyer cost the US military budget too much.
In addition, the US Navy still has not decided in what capacity to use the Zamvolt. While stopped at the landing support ship. This decision is called strange in the expert community, given that the ship was originally classified as a strike ship in the far ocean zone.