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The US Navy is going to send the Zumwalt stealth destroyer for 18 months to drydock to be equipped with hypersonic missiles

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The US Navy is going to send the Zumwalt stealth destroyer for 18 months to drydock to be equipped with hypersonic missiles

The command of the US Navy was thinking about further modernization of the Zumwalt-class stealth destroyers, which were planned to be equipped with hypersonic missiles. This is reported by The Drive, which refers to the speech of the commander of the Pacific fleet Navy (PACFLT) Admiral Samuel Paparo.


On August 1, 2022, the destroyer Zumwalt, having left its home port of San Diego, headed for patrolling East Asia. The ship was in the waters of the Pacific Ocean for three months, after - on November 10 - it returned to its place of permanent deployment. Commenting on the Pacific cruise of the destroyer, Admiral Paparo noted that the Navy learned a lot from watching the Zumwalt campaign.

As you know, Zumwalt is the first of three ships belonging to this class of stealth destroyers. Other ships in this class are USS Michael Monsoor (DDG-1001) and USS Lyndon B. Johnson (DDG-1002), which is scheduled to enter service around 2023.

The goal of the Zumwalt program was to realize the long-held dreams of the naval command. First of all, we are talking about providing powerful fire support to operations on the coast. Now they want to equip ships of this class in the future with hypersonic missiles. However, the implementation of this task involves the search for free space on the ship to accommodate these missiles.

Now there is not much space on the destroyer for this purpose, so the Navy plans to install special vertical-launch missile systems with cells of suitable dimensions. Earlier, the command of the fleet has repeatedly stated that in the process of integrating missiles, the destroyer will lose both of its guns.

In 2023, the destroyer is to go into dry dock for an 18-month maintenance. It is planned to equip it with hypersonic missiles. The Zumwalt-class destroyers will be the first Navy platform to carry such missiles, while helping to focus the overall revised mission of the class.

We intend to modernize its systems, use its stealth capabilities, integrate underwater and surface unmanned capabilities, use it as a universal platform

- said Admiral Paparo.

The words of the commander of the Pacific Fleet indicate that the Navy has somewhat changed its view of the nature of the "invisible" destroyer. However, the implementation of these goals will require more than impressive amounts of money. However, in the face of a further deterioration in relations with China and a prospective aggravation of the situation in the Pacific region, Congress may well agree with the requests of the naval command. This is despite the fact that each such destroyer has already cost the US budget more than 4 billion dollars.

A week after the destroyer returned from a long voyage, the Navy published a preliminary request for information to analyze proposals for improving the ship as part of the Zumwalt Enterprise Upgrade Solution (ZEUS) program. This request refers, among other things, to the possible installation of new electronic warfare systems on the ship.

Close attention to the destroyer Zumwalt is also explained by the fact that the ship will have to operate in the Pacific Ocean. It is the Asia-Pacific region that the Pentagon sees as a potential battlefield in the event of a confrontation with China.
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  1. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 23 November 2022 08: 15
    +6
    The US Navy is going to put the Zumwalt stealth destroyer into dry dock for 18 months equipping with hypersonic missiles
    belay Hey young man! Now for sure, the finished prodigy. It remains to teach her to swim. recourse
    1. lwxx
      lwxx 23 November 2022 08: 18
      +10
      It remains to teach her to swim. recourse

      And create hypersonic missiles. And the rest, beautiful marquise - everything is fine.
    2. dauria
      dauria 23 November 2022 08: 43
      -1
      Now for sure, the finished prodigy. It remains to teach her to swim.

      You really smile. Yes, there was an element of adventure - too many new products for one ship. Sometimes designers manage to fix flaws while maintaining a good solution. The case with a low RCS clearly turned out. If it works out with missiles, a decent ship can come out. It's too early to break through the knee and into the trash.
      By the way, in the German submarine of the 21st type - a role model in many countries (and in the USSR too), the hull of a completely different boat was used. Walter's boats with the failed VNEU pilot plant on peroxide.
      1. Aviator_
        Aviator_ 23 November 2022 08: 49
        +8
        And what about railgun guns, is it no longer relevant? How much noise was about "having no analogues"!
        1. Thorvlobnor IV
          Thorvlobnor IV 23 November 2022 11: 52
          +8
          It turned out interesting with the railguns: the engineers got the dough, they played enough, worked out the technology, got a positive result, showed the generals, they frayed with the accounting department, the accounting department went into failure, the finished (!) Project was put on the shelf until better times. The same thing happened with lasers before - back in the 70s they thought that photon cuts were about to begin, but they had to wait until the 2020s, while working prototypes took off first, and then finished products on combat units.
  2. Normann
    Normann 23 November 2022 08: 16
    +3
    I wonder if there are rockets? Or we'll see later, but for now, allocate money.
    1. dauria
      dauria 23 November 2022 09: 05
      -6
      I wonder if there are rockets?

      Most likely already there. The secret of the atomic bomb did not last even five years. There is industry and excellent designers in the United States, as well as intelligence. "Zircon" entered service with us. So, (if it's worth something), the Americans already have a pre-production sample.
      1. Sarmat Sanych
        Sarmat Sanych 23 November 2022 09: 50
        +9
        dauria, bggg)))
        I am touched by such inhabitants, projecting diametrically different situations from the past onto the future, and even ignoring the present that contradicts this. I’m already silent about the incorrectness of comparing Toy Mattrasia from the time of the creation of a nuclear bomb [more than 50% of the world's steel and iron production, ~ 60% of planetary industrial production) and the current "city on the hill" (worthless 2% of the world's steel production, less than that of the Russian Federation, iron "exceptional" practically do not produce at all). "the secret of the nuclear bomb lasted 5 years"laughing And the secret of self-enrichment U FOR mattress covers has been kept for 35 years, in 2001 they decided to revive their own in order not to depend on Rosatom and URENCO, they began to build a plant at the well-known Y-12 facility in Oak Ridge, they suffered for 20 (!) Years, spent a lot of money and labor resources, as a result, in January 2021, this plant was demolished and continued to be totally dependent on external suppliers, similarly, for three decades they have not been able to technologically revive the production of critically needed (both for the peaceful atom and for nuclear nuclear facilities) high-purity 7Li, high-purity 6Li, high-purity alloy DU-Nb (depleted uranium doped with Niobium), and this list goes on for an hour, not for a while.
        Of course, the hypersonic program of Matrasia is in an extremely rudimentary state in comparison with Russia, the global hypersonic leader, we have had hypersonic on duty for the fifth year and Gliders at Mach 29 (this is a draft with Chinese ones at Mach 4-6). And of course, mattress makers have problems, first of all, in backward materials science, well, there are no Rosatom geniuses there to help domestic rocket scientists in this area. So there will be another 5-10 years to rosin about "exceptional" hypersound, during which time it will not be needed, the VKS will be able to neutralize everything that they could theoretically create by 2040. With his intelligence like a bullet from feces and a super-duper Trumpet rocket.
        1. dauria
          dauria 23 November 2022 10: 09
          0
          (worthless 2% of the world's steel production, less than that of the Russian Federation, "exceptional" cast iron practically does not produce at all)

          These backward real scramjet engines were tested five years ago. A prototype flew five hundred kilometers. The oxidizing agent is atmospheric oxygen. The working fluid is air. Questions about their competence disappear. Rocket and aircraft technology from the rivet to the last microchip has its own. They photograph asteroids beyond the orbit of Pluto, all the space discoveries of the last 20 years are behind them.
          Enough of the past merits of the USSR to brag about.
          We look miserable, like an aged retired athlete in a pub, boasting of past glory.
          1. Dismas
            Dismas 25 November 2022 14: 03
            0
            What are these "cosmic discoveries" behind them? A man with a bare butt and a carcass of a lemming on Mars? "Stratospheric" drone ... on the same "Mars"? Or "asteroids" beyond the orbit of Pluto?
            Really, the discoveries are comical, but on a cosmic scale.
        2. Voron81
          Voron81 23 November 2022 19: 29
          +3
          I read this trash, I need to come here more often, there are a lot of extremely gifted people here. I will not rake up your insanity, but I will note that the videoconferencing for ov is such a trifle about which no one remembers at all. And about hypersound 5 years in service, but the 29 max glider is just a song. In the meantime, we will soon be at the level of zero in industrial and scientific terms. But the real Papuans are not in the house. Even more than modest "successes" in Ukraine do not lead to enlightenment of stinkers.
  3. kor1vet1974
    kor1vet1974 23 November 2022 08: 16
    +2
    However, the implementation of these goals will require more than impressive amounts of money.
    It is necessary to earn money, or rather, cut it to the American military.
  4. Amateur
    Amateur 23 November 2022 08: 16
    +5
    It is planned to equip it with hypersonic missiles.

    And what, did the Americans have sea-based hypersonic missiles?
  5. Yves762
    Yves762 23 November 2022 08: 18
    +7
    She's like ...
    And when did they have hypersound, and even shipborne sound, something.?.
    1. bdfy_bdfy
      bdfy_bdfy 23 November 2022 08: 20
      +2
      Quote: Yves762
      She's like ...
      And when did they have hypersound, and even shipborne sound, something.?.

      immediately after "trampoline"
  6. tlauicol
    tlauicol 23 November 2022 08: 18
    +2
    Nothing, soon, in the 18th year, the hypersonic Nakhimov will enter service and unwind the entire Yankee fleet
    1. Predometrix
      Predometrix 23 November 2022 08: 19
      -6
      Quote: Tlauicol
      soon, in the 18th year,


      2118? laughing
    2. Voron81
      Voron81 23 November 2022 19: 37
      0
      Listen, you Chukchi Papuans, you can try to unwind the Yankee fleet only with atomic weapons. Our fleet is not a competitor to them at all, it is too rickety and old. Even in the days of the USSR, to which the current miserable putland will never grow, he lost the Yankees outright. When you write all this dashing rubbish, you don’t feel shame? From fucking simplified compatriots pulls more and more often.
  7. Mouse
    Mouse 23 November 2022 08: 19
    +4
    and so scary ... it will be just terrifying! ... wassat
  8. Predometrix
    Predometrix 23 November 2022 08: 23
    -6
    Classics of journalism. Title:
    in dry dock to be equipped with hypersonic missiles

    Article:
    Now there is not much space on the destroyer for this purpose, so the Navy plan to install special vertical launch missile systems with cells of suitable dimensions


    And of course, half of the comments on the topic "the Americans do not have hypersound, what are they going to install." Okay, the author is engaged in clickbait, but why don’t people read what is written in the text ??

    And the downsides came. At least one person who delivered is able to write what is wrong?
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    2. Bingo
      Bingo 23 November 2022 09: 01
      +1
      Well read then, what cells put. WITH SUITABLE DIMENSIONS FOR WHAT? For what is not
      1. Predometrix
        Predometrix 23 November 2022 09: 10
        -9
        Well, of course, first a rocket is created, and then the American generals will scratch their turnips and think "how can we now shove it into the ship."

        I understand that Zadornov with his eternal "Well, stupid!" sounds very nice, but maybe that's enough already?
        1. Bingo
          Bingo 23 November 2022 09: 33
          0
          Quote from Predometrix
          but maybe that's enough?

          Do you make a holster for a pistol, or a pistol for a holster? For example, it is in ZYAMU that the latest modifications of anti-aircraft missiles do not climb, because Zyama with cells was first designed, and only then a rocket. Well, "maybe enough already"? What are the performance characteristics of the cells that will be shoved there right now? Overall dimensions, or at least it is known that the start will be cold or hot? And these completely different cells are required.
          So Zadornov is COMPLETELY right - on the same Zyama twice the same thing to weaken with crooked legs sharpened for a sawmill - these are exactly stupid, because they don’t even learn from their mistakes
          1. Predometrix
            Predometrix 23 November 2022 09: 49
            -8
            Look at stupid Americans:
            https://www.tvc.ru/news/show/id/77642
            Oh, they're not Americans.

            What are the performance characteristics of the cells that will be shoved there right now? Overall dimensions, or is it at least known that the start will be cold or hot? And these completely different cells are required.


            Do the Pentagon personally report to you on the development of a hypersonic missile and launch containers for it? But I already understood what kind of person you are. Even if the Abrams drive into Red Square, people like you will say "but it won’t pass through the Kremlin gates, it’s too wide, well, stupid North Americans don’t know how to build tanks"
  9. Vladimir Vladimirovich Vorontsov
    Vladimir Vladimirovich Vorontsov 23 November 2022 08: 27
    0
    “The US Navy was going to send the stealth destroyer Zumwalt for 18 months in dry dock,” —

    ***
    - They decided to dry it, it was already wet ...
    ***
    1. Egoza
      Egoza 23 November 2022 09: 34
      +1
      Quote: Vladimir Vladimirovich Vorontsov
      They decided to dry it, it was already wet ...

      Aha! All invisibility is gone!
      1. vadimtt
        vadimtt 23 November 2022 10: 59
        +7
        That's right, invisibility did not go into the series. Only on the first building everything was done almost according to the project. Already on the second, everything returned to aluminum again and without any "coatings" laughing Moreover, as a result of the tests, it turned out that the EPR of the first case is not much less than the second and only slightly better than that of the old man Perry laughing
        Zrada is complete, especially considering that Zumwalt has almost no weapons.
        1. Boa kaa
          Boa kaa 23 November 2022 16: 14
          +4
          Quote: vadimtt
          Zrada is complete, especially considering that Zumwalt has almost no weapons.

          Yes, and seaworthiness is a big question! Turning to the opposite course when the sea is more than 5 points ... well, very problematic ... The CEP complained about this to the Congress commission ... After that, the geeks worked out an "algorithm" for changing the course when maneuvering the ship. We picked up the speed, the rudder angle at different wind and wave heights ... So, all around - innovations!
          There are still no mass-dimensions of the GZKR MB, but they are already making a vertical launcher ... But what? There is experience! - remember how the arrogant people cooked for them "tested" trunks for Tridents II, D-5 (for the future COLOMBIA) in a package of 4 pipes ... So then - the dimensions and weights were already known, but here? Also, "the hen is in the nest, the testicle is in the 3,14th place," and they plan to put it in the dry dock ... so that he doesn't run away somewhere inadvertently!
        2. voyaka uh
          voyaka uh 24 November 2022 01: 45
          +1
          "that Zumwalt has almost no weapons." ///
          ----
          80 missile cells. Tomahawks, Seasparrow missiles,
          anti-submarine anti-ship missiles.
          1. vadimtt
            vadimtt 24 November 2022 06: 59
            0
            What, have they already launched a lot of tomohawks? laughing
            After tests with the SM-2 missiles, there was generally talk that heavier missiles would be difficult to use, the SM-6 (like the SM-2 ER, which is just with a tomahawk) could not be stuffed yet, although they really wanted to. laughing
            Hence, by the way, the dancing with IRCPS (based on the land project, the fleet could not do it itself), because the destroyer had a completely toothless design.
  10. Evgeny Velikanov
    Evgeny Velikanov 23 November 2022 08: 33
    +4
    In fact, Americans still cannot understand what to do with it and how to use it.
    1. Bingo
      Bingo 23 November 2022 08: 58
      +8
      - I propose to paint it pink and ride the monkeys from the zoo on it!
      - Why in pink?
      - So, there are no objections to the monkeys ...
  11. Evgeny Velikanov
    Evgeny Velikanov 23 November 2022 08: 35
    -4
    And as for missiles - they are monstrously expensive and a few years ago they got rid of them
  12. Graz
    Graz 23 November 2022 08: 35
    +1
    They still don’t have a horse or a cart with hypersound, but they also planned to rebuild the ship for the existing cells for missiles, what if the development and commissioning of this type of missile is delayed, what if they make standard cells, and the created rocket will not fit into them according to some size or technical solution?
    or here the main thing is to cut the loot again, which is most likely laughing
  13. art having
    art having 23 November 2022 08: 46
    +2
    non-existent "hypersonic" on a hardly floating iron zumvolt ??)))

    "in the process of integrating missiles, the destroyer will lose both of its guns."
    "Weapons" which are not?

    Clowns! They made the old man laugh early in the morning ..))))
  14. Bingo
    Bingo 23 November 2022 08: 57
    +6
    The sawmill is in its repertoire - there are no missiles, but upgrade to non-existent NADA missiles. Well, a spherical invincible in a vacuum - long-range cannons without shells and hypersonic cells without missiles))) The flagship of the fleet without brains)))
  15. Losyara
    Losyara 23 November 2022 08: 57
    +2
    Master class on mastering the budget. Comrades, maybe I overslept something, but have their hypersound already passed the test? ship-based
    1. Hagen
      Hagen 23 November 2022 09: 09
      +2
      Quote from Losyara
      Have they already passed hypersonic testing?

      Everyone is discussing hypersound ... Why? Well, he suddenly appears. Someday it will definitely show up. So what? The main thing is that they do not have a means to neutralize our "hypersound". Given our distances, even hypersound from them will be difficult to deprive us of time to decide on the use of our "hypersound".
  16. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 23 November 2022 09: 23
    +3
    The Zumwalt barge, I felt like a target in Southeast Asia for three months, the feeling was not pleasant.
  17. art having
    art having 23 November 2022 10: 02
    +4
    Wow, how fans of irons have become more active)). He baptized everyone who was bitten by minuses ..
  18. Ivan Ivanov
    Ivan Ivanov 23 November 2022 10: 06
    +2
    As long as the overseas garbage dump is alive, there will be no quiet life anywhere.
  19. thepuppeteer
    thepuppeteer 23 November 2022 10: 17
    +3
    This vessel have eye catching design, but that's just the outside To impress you.
    The technology is not so impressive and it has a lot of bugs How can we know this..?because we are not journalists but real people!
  20. Boniface
    Boniface 23 November 2022 11: 55
    +2
    Of course, I'm not super special, but as far as I know, the Yankees do not know what "hypersound" is - they have not reached level 90 lvl
  21. katarsafebox.com
    katarsafebox.com 23 November 2022 17: 50
    0
    Learned to fix anything with blue duct tape?
  22. Castro Ruiz
    Castro Ruiz 23 November 2022 21: 39
    0
    Those hypersonic missiles that the United States does not have ?!
  23. Fangaro
    Fangaro 24 November 2022 00: 18
    -1
    In itself, such an action, sending any military equipment for repair/modernization/re-equipment, etc. shouldn't be news. Rather, such an action should be hidden from the media, which will immediately arrange a February blizzard.
    What if it's 18 months...
    Maybe just stuffing information to prevent ours from collecting real data?
    As in the old days, from the newspapers of the enemy countries, and now from social networks, you can get a lot of useful information.
  24. navycat777
    navycat777 24 November 2022 02: 28
    0
    I wonder what will be brought to mind first: Zumwalt or 20386? belay