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Navy to Hold Christening of USS Lyndon B. Johnson

The U.S. Navy is set to christen the future USS Lyndon B. Johnson destroyer ship (DDG 1002) in a ceremony at General Dynamics' Bath Iron Works shipyard on April 27. Luci Johnson and Lynda Johnson Robb, daughters of Lyndon Johnson, will perform the christening as sponsors of the Zumwalt-class vessel, the Department of Defense said Wednesday.

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Navy Studies Ammunition Alternatives for Guns on Zumwalt-Class Ships

The U.S. Navy is exploring ways on how it can utilize the BAE System-built 155mm advanced gun systems equipped on Zumwalt-class destroyers, USNI News reported Monday. The service branch has so far identified a hyper velocity projectile, primarily designed for an electromagnetic railgun, as a potential candidate for use with the dormant gun, the report noted.

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USNI: Navy Zumwalt Destroyer Production Costs Up $450M for FY 2017

The U.S. Navy estimates the cost to construct three Zumwalt-class guided missile destroyers will increase by $450 million in fiscal year 2017, USNI News reported Wednesday. Sam LaGrone writes the Navy has asked for the $450 million in additional funds to complete the Zumwalt, Michael Monsoor and Lyndon B. Johnson ships. Funds would also cover research and development …

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Chuck Hagel Tours General Dynamics-Built Zumwalt Destroyer

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has addressed General Dynamics Corp. workers during a visit to the Navy‘s first Zumwalt-class destroyer vessel, the Washington Business Journal reported Friday. Jill Aitoro writes Hagel thanked staff at the Bath Iron Works facility in Maine for their work on Naval ships and he said the …

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Report: $3.5B U.S. Navy Destroyer On Schedule, On Budget

The construction of the $3.5 billion Zumwalt, set to be the U.S. Navy’s largest destroyer ever built, is on time and on schedule, The Associated Press reported on Oct. 20. David Sharp writes that the Zumwalt’s christening last week was cancelled due to the federal shutdown but is expected to …

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