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In search of application: the USA decided to test the Zumwalt destroyer in integration with the unmanned ship USV Sea Hunter

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The Pentagon continues to ponder what operations the Zumwalt-class stealth destroyer might be most suitable for.


Recall that after a recent exercise in which USS Zumwalt used only a 30-mm cannon out of all its weapons, the United States criticized the multi-billion dollar project, calling the destroyer itself an "expensive artillery boat."

Now the command of the US Navy announced that they decided to take measures to integrate the stealth destroyers of the mentioned class with surface unmanned ships. The US Navy intends to conduct exercises in such an integrated format in the spring of 2021.

The American press notes that the destroyer USS Zumwalt was commissioned in October 2016, but still operates in an experimental-operational format as part of the naval forces and, it turns out, has not even begun preparations for a full-fledged combat deployment. The reason for this is precisely the fact that the Pentagon has not decided on the destination of the destroyer in the Navy.

In connection with the statements of the representatives of the command of the American naval forces, it was suggested that an unmanned escort group would be formed for Zamvolt.

Vice Admiral Roy Kitchener:

We are exploring how to involve Zamvolt in a complex combat mission to integrate with unmanned vehicles. Recent tests of the destroyer were aimed at figuring out how it will behave in difficult weather conditions. We look forward to his demonstration of the capabilities of network-centric control of a group of surface ships, including unmanned ones.

According to the latest information, the USS Zumwalt is planned to be tested in conjunction with the USV Sea Hunter, an autonomous surface unmanned vehicle. This trimaran-format naval drone has a displacement of about 150 tons and a top speed of 27 knots. Its tests were completed in the summer of 2016. In 2021, the US Navy plans to adopt a second such ship.

At the same time, Vice Admiral Kitchener, actually confirming the fact of being in difficulty and in search of the use of Zamvolt, added that integration with surface unmanned ships for the stealth destroyer "may become a temporary measure."

American Vice Admiral:

In the future, we still plan to use the USS Zumwalt as a missile strike ship with hypersonic weapons.
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  1. antivirus
    antivirus 13 January 2021 16: 55
    +7
    in extreme cases, they will adapt for the rest of seagulls and geese in the ocean - the new administration is for environmental friendliness and against the suppression of pollution of nature
  2. Magic archer
    Magic archer 13 January 2021 16: 57
    0
    When will they be hacked by what thread hackers ?! It would be interesting to see this bully
  3. grandfather_Kostya
    grandfather_Kostya 13 January 2021 16: 57
    +2
    Since he "stealth" can be quietly rounded up for beer for all the admirals of the aircraft carrier group.
    1. Orange bigg
      Orange bigg 13 January 2021 17: 00
      0
      It is necessary to test the Zircon for its ability to hit stealth ships.
    2. Anatoly 288
      Anatoly 288 13 January 2021 17: 19
      +2
      Well, you can go fishing, there is enough space for everyone. Throw out superfluous to place the pool well and ... on horses!
  4. venik
    venik 13 January 2021 17: 01
    +4
    ".....The destroyer USS Zumwalt was commissioned in October 2016, but still operates in an experimental-operational format as part of the naval forces and, it turns out, has not even begun preparations for a full-fledged combat deployment. The reason for this is precisely the fact that the Pentagon has not decided on the appointment of a destroyer in the Navy.... .... "
    ======
    I see ..... Build - built, finances - "sawed" .... Now they are puzzled: Why the hell did he ("Zumwalt") get it? what
    1. Piramidon
      Piramidon 13 January 2021 22: 25
      +1
      Quote: venik
      I see ..... Build - built, finances - "sawed" .... Now they are puzzled: Why the hell did he ("Zumwalt") get it?

      What are you worried about their lards, they will draw as many of them as necessary.
    2. aszzz888
      aszzz888 14 January 2021 03: 24
      -1

      +4
      "..... the destroyer USS Zumwalt was commissioned in October 2016, but still operates in an experimental-operational format as part of the naval forces and, it turns out, has not even begun preparations for a full-fledged combat deployment. this is precisely what the Pentagon has not decided on the designation of the destroyer in the Navy. .... "
      ======
      I see ... Build - built, finances - "sawed" .... Now we are puzzled: Why the hell is he ("Zumwalt") good for them? what
      "Are waiting". Here is an admirer's post! laughing Merikatos trash:

      voyaka uh (Alexey)
      Yesterday, 18: 26
      0
      The sumvolts are waitingwhen SM-6 will pass all tests as anti-ship missiles.
      He is a warrior, for sure)) knows! wink
  5. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 13 January 2021 17: 01
    +6
    The Pentagon continues to ponder what operations the Zumwalt-class stealth destroyer might be most suitable for.
    Eh ...... we are still far from such insanity. repeatBury the lard in the "field of miracles" and wait for the fabulous fruits. fool Ku-ku, America.
    1. aszzz888
      aszzz888 14 January 2021 03: 21
      +1

      Mavrikiy
      Yesterday, 17: 01
      +6
      The Pentagon continues to ponder what operations the Zumwalt-class stealth destroyer might be most suitable for.
      Eh ...... we are still far from such insanity. feelBury lards in the "field of miracles" and wait for fabulous fruits. fool Ku-ku, America.
      Now their allies will peck you! No way! take the toy! wink laughing
  6. CARLSON
    CARLSON 13 January 2021 17: 08
    +2
    Here is this skill "drank", 3 lard of green, that would drive poachers
    Our Rogozin, in comparison with them, is simply "not a reasonable child"
  7. venik
    venik 13 January 2021 17: 10
    -1
    "....Now the command of the US Navy said that they decided to take measures to integrate the stealth destroyers of the mentioned class with surface unmanned ships. Exercises in such an integrated format of the US Navy intend to conduct spring xnumx year...... "
    ========
    Where a horse with a hoof goes - there is a cancer with a claw! In 1920, Russia first tested the "Okhotnik" UAV in conjunction with the Su-57 ..... The Americans decided to "keep up" and "not waste time on trifles" (all the more, the 1st place was already taken) - and immediately zababakhaet a bunch of "Zumwalt "with an unmanned boat .... lol Moreover, this very "Zumwalt" - it is generally not clear why they need it ..... So at least show off!
  8. Thrifty
    Thrifty 13 January 2021 17: 12
    +2
    To convert it into a cruise ship, only in this case the iron will pay for itself, and the command of the fleet will have fewer problems. ..
    1. 3danimal
      3danimal 13 January 2021 19: 45
      0
      Military equipment does not pay for itself in any way, but it is very necessary from time to time.
      Zumwalt is an experimental series of ships, expensive, but efficient. One radar is worth something (although it is inferior in range on the last Burks).
      The USA can afford such experiments - there is both capacity and money.
      1. Sanichsan
        Sanichsan 13 January 2021 22: 25
        -1
        Quote: 3danimal
        Zumwalt experimental ship series

        something is either experimental, in one copy, or serial. the experimental series is nonsense.
        1. 3danimal
          3danimal 13 January 2021 23: 03
          -1
          3 ships (the word "series" is rather arbitrary) cannot be compared with dozens of Berks. And there is enough money for this.
          But they decided not to do dozens of Zumwalts, despite the fact that Burke is doing it.
          1. Sanichsan
            Sanichsan 14 January 2021 01: 38
            -1
            Quote: 3danimal
            But they decided not to do dozens of Zumwalts, despite the fact that Burke is doing it.

            doooh! wassat just because yes Of course, not because the project overlapped the estimate several times and, as a result, they still cannot figure out what to do with it bully
            Does it hurt to admit the obvious fact that Samwalt was supposed to replace Burke but turned out to be a failure? and this is not the only failed project at the Pentagon. there LCS with which they also do not know what to do ...
            I wanted to ask, what are the Burkes coping with? how their comrade Eun disgraced the missile defense system, how the drums in Syria were set up twice. request
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    2. aszzz888
      aszzz888 14 January 2021 03: 19
      +1

      Thrifty
      Yesterday, 17: 12
      +1
      Convert it to a cruise ship
      Yes, and rename it Titanic 2! wink
  9. Sancho_SP
    Sancho_SP 13 January 2021 17: 12
    +2
    What's with him with weapons? Have tomahawks stopped flying?

    Of the experiments, there is only an attempt to put a railgun and a name in honor of a Jew.
    1. PSih2097
      PSih2097 13 January 2021 18: 33
      +1
      Quote: Sancho_SP
      What's with him with weapons?

      one shot from 155-mm gun AGS 800 000 $ costs ...
      1. Sancho_SP
        Sancho_SP 13 January 2021 21: 51
        -2
        So it is an active-rocket golden projectile.

        Nobody canceled the usual OFS, and he has two guns instead of one on Arleigh Burke.
        1. PSih2097
          PSih2097 13 January 2021 22: 48
          +1
          Quote: Sancho_SP
          Nobody canceled the usual OFS, and he has two guns instead of one on Arleigh Burke.

          And what was the point then - to fence a promising weapon for firing with conventional OFS at 18 km ...
          1. Sancho_SP
            Sancho_SP 14 January 2021 04: 11
            0
            Yes, the weapon is ordinary. Two 155 mm each today is almost a battleship), in my opinion, no one else has it.

            Nobody seriously considered the laser, railgun and active-rocket projectile to be a breakthrough.

            I mean, the trick was in stealth and some kind of super aegis. And, probably, something is not smooth there. But about this then and silence.
    2. aszzz888
      aszzz888 14 January 2021 03: 16
      0

      Sancho_SP (Alexander)
      Yesterday, 17: 12
      +1
      What's with him with weapons? Have tomahawks stopped flying?

      Of the experiments, there is only an attempt to put a railgun and a name in honor of a Jew.
      It, Zumvolta laughing if you shoot with a gun laughing very expensive. "Diamond mine!" (C)
  10. Raven 95
    Raven 95 13 January 2021 17: 35
    +7
    In the meantime, this floating structure is more like a suitcase without a handle.
  11. Voltsky
    Voltsky 13 January 2021 17: 49
    +1
    poor guys muddied a promising wunderwaffle for drinking babosiks; and now xs what to do
  12. A1845
    A1845 13 January 2021 18: 07
    +2
    artillery boat in conjunction with an unmanned boat?
    not bad for a start laughing
  13. Ros 56
    Ros 56 13 January 2021 18: 08
    -1
    Yes, the striped military idea is strong, first build a crooked steamer, and then scratch a turnip, but what the hell is needed. fellow request laughing
  14. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 13 January 2021 18: 26
    +2
    Zumvolts are waiting for the SM-6 to pass all tests as anti-ship missiles.
    These are universal missiles SAM, ABM, ASM.

    "The service's 2019 budget request includes a request for $ 89.7 million to transform
    its Zumwalt-class destroyers by integrating Raytheon's long-range SM-6 missile,
    which can dual hat as both an anti-air and anti-surface missile "

    The situation is roughly similar to what it was when the Russian nuclear submarines were waiting
    completing the Mace trials.
    1. Voltsky
      Voltsky 13 January 2021 18: 43
      0
      mmm ... no :) the main striking power of the SGA is AUG and APL; and this is just a technology demonstrator and not more \
      despite the developed satellite grouping, the sga navy is sharpened for strikes on the coast
      1. OgnennyiKotik
        OgnennyiKotik 13 January 2021 20: 10
        -1
        They make a universal hypersonic / medium-range missile from SM-6. Add the first stage from the SM-3 and the modified GOS (s). Will work on ships and land, it is assumed that on air targets. But most likely there will be 2 surface-to-surface and surface-to-air missiles.
        This missile will go into service with the Navy and the Army (along with tomahawks as medium-range missiles). They are supposed to arm submarines and aircraft.
        1. Voltsky
          Voltsky 13 January 2021 20: 22
          +1
          what ?!
          for hitting air targets - "hit to kill", "shrapnel"; for sea / land kumul / land mine / hesh ... And the seeker for each target most likely should have its own. Therefore, the rocket will be one, but its variations are like fleas in a dog, including an option for pl ...

          Well, yes, I heard about her for a long time :)
          1. OgnennyiKotik
            OgnennyiKotik 13 January 2021 20: 35
            0
            As I understand, they want to make it universal, the ship's ammo space is limited, and the tasks are diverse. The ILC has the same problem. The army has simpler tasks, but they also need medium-range missiles. Let's see what happens
            The SM-6 has already been tested as an anti-ship missile at a range of up to 460 km. They want to increase the range and speed.
            Here's more info:
            https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/37485/the-army-has-officially-selected-the-navys-sm-6-missile-to-be-used-in-a-strike-role
        2. aszzz888
          aszzz888 14 January 2021 03: 15
          +1
          OgnennyiKotik
          Yesterday, 20: 10

          -1
          They make a universal hypersonic / medium-range missile from SM-6.
          Another admirer and dreamer of Merikatos trash! They, the Merikatos, do not know themselves, but here everything is debugged and planned. Truth on the couch, and on the keyboard. laughing
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  15. Russobel
    Russobel 13 January 2021 18: 53
    +3
    Where else to attach it ?!
    The poor do not know ...
    Use it as a target for stealth missiles.
    1. Sanichsan
      Sanichsan 13 January 2021 22: 29
      0
      Quote: Russobel
      Where else to attach it ?!
      The poor do not know ...

      so soon soybeans will be taken to China on it wassat
      1. aszzz888
        aszzz888 14 January 2021 03: 12
        0

        SanichSan (Alexander)
        Yesterday, 22: 29

        +1
        Quote: Russobel
        Where else to attach it ?!
        The poor do not know ...

        so soon soybeans will be taken to China on it wassat
        No, according to operational data иvreian intelligence

        voyaka uh (Alexey)
        Yesterday, 18: 26
        0
        The sumvolts are waitingwhen SM-6 will pass all tests as anti-ship missiles.
        they, the Zumvolts, "wait"! wink That's it, neither more nor less. Merikatos has already broken his head what to do with him, but here you are! Hebrews know everything and see everything! laughing
    2. aszzz888
      aszzz888 14 January 2021 03: 08
      -1

      Russobel (Andrey)
      Yesterday, 18: 53
      +2
      Where else to attach it ?!
      The poor do not know ...
      Use it as a target for stealth missiles.
      Let them give (see sell) to their allies, for example, to Israel! laughing Or they already have a friendship! According to the media, in the light of recent events, Benny hastily removed his portraits with a trump. wink
  16. rocket757
    rocket757 13 January 2021 18: 57
    +2
    In search of application: the USA decided to test the Zumwalt destroyer in integration with the unmanned ship USV Sea Hunter

    Any experiment is .... an experiment!
    It happens that a swing for a ruble, and the result for a penny .... it also happens for a turn!
    He who does not experiment will learn nothing new.
  17. amr
    amr 13 January 2021 19: 11
    +1
    Quote: voyaka uh
    Zumvolts are waiting for the SM-6 to pass all tests as anti-ship missiles.
    These are universal missiles SAM, ABM, ASM.

    "The service's 2019 budget request includes a request for $ 89.7 million to transform
    its Zumwalt-class destroyers by integrating Raytheon's long-range SM-6 missile,
    which can dual hat as both an anti-air and anti-surface missile "

    The situation is roughly similar to what it was when the Russian nuclear submarines were waiting
    completing the Mace trials.


    I always read your comments, they are always sensible and to the point, and the main thing is that there really is something to say))) !!!
  18. 3danimal
    3danimal 13 January 2021 19: 48
    +1
    in the USA criticized the multi-billion dollar project

    Some criticize, others praise.
    Someone accuses the US government of conspiring to hide alien ships in Area 51. (There is no fire without smoke? smile )
  19. APASUS
    APASUS 13 January 2021 20: 41
    0
    There the situation comes from the tail !!
    The US Navy does not order ships, but comes up with and adapts expensive vessels produced using stealth technology, according to its needs?
  20. VadimL
    VadimL 13 January 2021 22: 24
    0
    I was thinking. If this "golden iron" has permanent communication channels with drones, then its stealth will be covered with a copper basin. So it is not very suitable for this purpose either.
  21. aszzz888
    aszzz888 14 January 2021 02: 19
    0
    The Pentagon continues to ponder what operations the Zumwalt-class stealth destroyer might be most suitable for.
    For the museum. laughing As is practiced in some countries. bully As a last resort, cut off the above deck and carry coal, or at worst shove their LNG into the fourth laughing unfinished, such as unnecessary, pshekam or myldove. wassat
  22. Cowbra
    Cowbra 14 January 2021 06: 34
    -1
    One unmanned + one unarmed - that's a terrible force! The haberdasher and the cardinal will certainly save France! Or at least a defense order from the Navy)))
  23. three
    three 14 January 2021 12: 17
    0
    As an option, send them to the Black Sea and die there "heroically" (suffer, suffer damage, be exposed to "unprofessional" radar exposure, etc.) at the hands of Russian barbarians. And increase the defense budget by a couple of hundred yards. And Psaki will explain everything clearly to everyone as always ...
  24. rruvim
    rruvim 14 January 2021 21: 04
    0
    Don't underestimate this project. Zumwalt, of course, is a venture capital investment, but nevertheless an experiment. Floating server with AFAR grids. The personnel inside have the right to deal with Bitcoin mining, fortunately, EIs and computers crammed into the dishes allow this. And there is not enough energy for a rail gun fellow