Tag Archives: Zumwalt-class destroyer

Adm. Michael Gilday: FY 2022 Budget Proposal Aligns With Navy’s Future Fleet Vision

Adm. Michael Gilday

Adm. Michael Gilday, chief of naval operations, said he believes the proposed budget for fiscal year 2022 supports the U.S. Navy’s plans for its future fleet design. Although the law requires the Navy to achieve a fleet of 355 ships, Gilday said the service can afford approximately 300 ships given its current budget.

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Navy Eyes Large Surface Combatant Procurement in 2023; Rear Adm. Ron Boxall Quoted

The U.S. Navy plans to purchase its first Future Surface Combatant ship in 2023 in support of its Arleigh Burke Flight III warship program, USNI News reported Tuesday. The combatant ship will integrate design elements from Zumwalt-class (DDG-1000) and Arleigh Burke-class (DDG-51) destroyer vessels, according to the report.

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Navy Completes Acceptance Trials for 2nd Zumwalt-Class Destroyer Ship

The U.S. Navy‘s evaluated systems onboard its second Zumwalt-class guided missile destroyer ship as part of acceptance trials that concluded Thursday. The service branch said Monday its Board of Inspection and Survey assessed the future USS Michael Monsoor and its crew to ensure compliance with Navy specifications. Capt. Kevin Smith, DDG 1000 class …

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Navy Christens Second Zumwalt-Class Destroyer as USS Michael Monsoor

The U.S. Navy held a christening ceremony Saturday for the second Zumwalt-class destroyer (DDG 1001) at General Dynamics‘ shipyard in Bath, Maine. Ret. Navy Vice Adm. Joseph Maguire acted as principal speaker at the event to mark the USS Michael Monsoor‘s entry into service, the Defense Department said Friday. The ship is named after Michael Monsoor, a Navy …

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