The U.S. Navy’s next-generation destroyer — the DDG-1000 USS Zumwalt — took a major step closer to becoming a proper ship this month when the composite deckhouse was mated to the hull. The Navy touts the vessel as the technological future for the service. It features not only the unique deckhouse but also a new destroyer design and propulsion system. Tailored for sustained operations in the littorals and land attack, the multimission destroyer will provide independent forward ...

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