USS Zumwalt

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The Zumwalt-class destroyers are a class of US Navy guided missile destroyers designed as multi-mission stealth ships with a focus on land attack. These destroyers have a low radar profile; an integrated power system, which can send electricity to the electric drive motors or weapons, which may someday include a railgun or free-electron lasers; total ship computing environment infrastructure, serving as the ship’s primary LAN and as the hardware-independent platform for all of the ship’s software ensembles,automated fire-fighting systems and automated piping rupture isolation. The lead ship is named Zumwalt for Admiral Elmo Zumwalt, and carries the hull number DDG-1000. This 600-foot-long destroyer traversed the Kennebec River to the Atlantic on its first voyage. Click here to view the first image in this week’s funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of an incredible starship size comparison.

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