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Zumwalt-class destroyer by bagera3005 Zumwalt-class destroyer by bagera3005
In November 2001, the US Department of Defense announced that the DD 21 programme had been revised and would now be known as DD(X). The programme focus would now be on a family of advanced technology surface combatants, rather than a single ship class.

A revised request for proposals was issued and in April 2002, Northrop Grumman Ship Systems, Ingalls was selected as the lead design agent for DD(X). Northrop Grumman led the 'gold team', which included Raytheon Systems Company as the systems integrator.
"It was envisaged that the DDG 1000 would have an all-electric drive with an integrated power system."

The 'gold team' proposal incorporates 'blue team' leader Bath Iron Works (a General Dynamics company) as a subcontractor for design and test activities. Other major subcontractors include Lockheed Martin, BAE Systems Land and Armaments (formerly United Defense) and Boeing.

In November 2005, DD(X) was approved for system development and demonstration (SDD). In April 2006, the USN announced that the first ship of the class will be designated DDG 1000 Zumwalt. The second ship will be Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001).

The USN budget for the 2007 and 2008 financial year provided funding for the first two ships to be built by General Dynamics Bath Iron Works and Northrop Grumman Ship Systems, rather than hold a competition, as was previously anticipated. In September 2007 it was decided that Bath Iron Works will build the lead ship.

The US Navy awarded the contract for the construction of the first two ships to General Dynamics (DDG 1000) and Northrop Grumman (DDG 1001) in February 2008.

The construction of DDG 1000 began in October 2008 and DDG-1001 began in September 2009. The first vessel is scheduled for delivery in 2014 and the second in 2015..

The number of ships required was planned to be between eight and 12 but, in July 2008, the US Navy announced that the DDG 1000 programme would be cancelled after completion of the first two ships. The USN will instead continue with construction of further Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) destroyers.

However, in August 2008, the USN announced it had decided to provide funding for a third Zumwalt Class destroyer. In April 2009, it was announced the DDG-1000 programme would end with the third ship.
Recent developments of the Zumwalt programme

In September 2011, General Dynamics Bath Iron Works received a $1.8bn fixed-price-incentive contract to build DDG 1001 and DDG 1002. The contract excludes the superstructure of DDG 1001 which is being built by Northrop Grumman's spun-off shipbuilding arm Huntington-Ingalls Industries. DDG 1001 is expected to be delivered in December 2015 and DDG 1002 in February 2018.

Northrop Grumman has completed DDG 1000 system design and 11 engineering development models (EDM) and the system-wide critical design review was successfully completed in September 2005. The EDMs include: advanced gun system, integrated power system, composite deckhouse, peripheral vertical launch system, integrated sonar system (with advanced towed array and high-frequency active sonar) and dual band radar suite. A decommissioned Spruance Class destroyer (USS Arthur W Radford) will serve as the test platform for the DDG 1000.

DDG 1000 replaces the DD 21 Zumwalt programme which was for a class of 32 multimission destroyers to replace Oliver Hazard Perry Class frigates (FFG 7) and Spruance class destroyers (DD 963) from 2012.

Unlike previous classes of destroyer, which were primarily to counter deep-water threats, the DD 21's primary mission would be to provide land attack support for ground forces and carry out traditional destroyer missions of anti-air, anti-surface and undersea warfare.

On April 16 2012, it was announced that the next Zumwalt-class destroyer, designated DDG 1002, is to be named the USS Lyndon B. Johnson after the nation's 36th president. The USS Lyndon B. Johnson will be the third Zumwalt-class destroyer and delivery is expected in 2018, with construction having started on April 4, 2012.
DDG 1000 Zumwalt Class design

Zumwalt Class design

DDG 1000 will have a 'tumblehome' hull form, i.e. a design in which hull slopes inward from above the waterline. This will significantly reduce the radar cross section since such a slope returns a much less defined radar image rather than a more hard-angled hull form.

Requirements for the integrated deckhouse EDM is that it is fully EMC (electromagetic compatibility) shielded with reduced infrared and radar signatures. Measures to fulfil these conditions include an all-composite superstructure, low signature electronically steered arrays, an integrated multifunction mast and low radar and infrared signatures. Other measures to reduce the vessel's infrared signature include the development of an exhaust suppressor.

Harris Corporation has been awarded a contract for the development of the common data link (CDL) X/Ku-band phased array antenna systems, which will be integrated into the integrated deckhouse assembly. The multibeam electronically-steered antenna will allow connectivity with up to eight CDL terminals.

The DDG 1000 is planned to have a displacement of around 12,000t, less than the 14,000t or more of the DD-21, with a sustained speed of around 30kt.
Crew onboard the Multimission destroyer

DDG 1000 will have a crew of 142, including the aviation detachment. This represented major theoretical cost saving compared to crew levels of 330 on Spruance destroyers and 200 on Oliver Hazard Perry frigates.
Zumwalt Class command and control

In November 2007, Raytheon IDS was awarded the contract as the prime mission systems integrator for all electronic and combat systems.

The combat system will be based on the total ship computing environment (TSCE) utilising open architecture, standardised software and commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware. General Dynamics is responsible for the common enterprise display system (CEDS).
DDG1000 weaponry

DDG 1000 will have a sensor and weapons suite optimised for littoral warfare and for network-centric warfare. Northrop Grumman has put forward a solution based on a peripheral vertical launch system (PVLS).

The solution consists of 20 four-cell PVLS situated round the perimeter of the deck, rather than the usual centrally located VLS. This would reduce the ship's vulnerability to a single hit.

The advanced vertical launch system (AVLS) that forms the basis of the PVLS is being developed by BAE Systems Land and Armaments and Raytheon and has been designated the mk57 VLS.

Missile systems under consideration include tactical tomahawk (intended to succeed Tomahawk TLAM), standard missile SM-3 and the evolved Sea Sparrow missile (ESSM) for air defence.

BAE Systems Land and Armaments has been awarded the contract to develop the EDM for the ship's advanced gun system (AGS), building on development work carried out for DD-21.

It will be equipped with a fully automated weapon handling and storage system and a family of advanced munitions and propelling charges, including the GPS-guided long-range land attack projectile (LRLAP). Up to 900 rounds of LRAP ammunition will be carried.

Lockheed Martin has been awarded the contract for the LRAP EDM.

The family of munitions is expected to include land attack and ballistic projectiles. Technologies derived from the US Navy's extended-range guided munition (ERGM), the US Army 155mm XM-982 projectiles and the DTRA 5in projectile are being studied for incorporation into the projectile suite.

BAE Systems Land and Armaments is developing advanced gun barrel technologies for the new AGS, with improvements to barrel life, overall system performance and life-cycle costs.

The ship's close-in gun system (CIGS) will be the BAE Systems Land and Armaments 57mm mk110 naval gun. The gun has a firing rate of 220 rounds a minute and range of 14km (nine miles). Raytheon IDS is supplying the ship's electro-optical / infrared suite which has five Lockheed Martin sensors and will provide 360 surveillance and gun fire control.
Radar and sonar aboard the Zumwalt Class destroyer

The radar suite will consist of a dual-band radar for horizon and volume search - a Lockheed Martin S-band volume search radar (VSR) integrated with the AN/SPY-3 multifunction radar already being developed by Raytheon for the US Navy. The two radars are to be integrated at waveform level for enhanced surveillance and tracking capability.

The AN/SPY-3 multifunction radar (MFR) is an X-band active phased-array radar designed to detect low-observable anti-ship cruise missiles and support fire-control illumination for the ESSM and standard missiles.

The ship's Raytheon AN/SQQ-90 integrated undersea warfare system includes AN/SQS-60 hull-mounted mid frequency sonar, AN/SQS-61 hull-mounted high-frequency sonar and AN/SQR-20 multifunction towed array sonar and handling system.

The DDG 1000 ship design includes two landing spots for helicopters.
Zumwalt Class propulsion system

It was envisaged that the DDG 1000 would have an all-electric drive with an integrated power system, (IPS) based on in-hull permanent magnet-synchronous motors (PMMs). The provision of electric drive eliminates the need for drive shaft and reduction gears and brings benefits in acoustic signature reduction, an increase in available power for weapon systems and improvements in the quality of life for crew.
"In April 2006, the USN announced that the first ship of the class will be designated DDG 1000 Zumwalt."

DRS Technologies power technology unit received development contracts for the PMM motors, electric drive and control system for the IPS.

However in September 2007, Converteam (formerly Alsthom Power Conversion) was awarded the contract for the IPS with a solution based on advanced induction motors (AIM).

The Rolls-Royce MT30 36MW gas turbine generator set has been selected to power the IPS EDM. Rolls-Royce delivered the first set in February 2005. Rolls-Royce was awarded a contract for four MT30 sets for the first two DDG-1000 destroyers in March 2007.

The MT30 has 80% commonality with the Rolls-Royce Trent 800 aero engine and Rolls-Royce states that it is the most powerful marine gas turbine in the world. CAE will supply the integrated platform management system.
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:iconfatpigridingaboar:
This thing is too stealthy.

It can pose a threat to commercial vessels.
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:iconmidway2009:
Midway2009 Featured By Owner May 14, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've seen this ship at the Bath Shipyards in Maine. :squee:
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:iconsensthepunmistress:
Sensthepunmistress Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2016
This thing is expensive.
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:icontommysonic:
tommySonic Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014
it looks like a modern CSS virginia
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spikedpsycho Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
This isn't a ship, it's a boondoggle. $10 billion has been spent on this program so far for developing and procuring technology that didn't exist yet. Each ship will cost $3.5 billion. contrary to its manufacturers design specifications cannot perform area air defense; specifically, it cannot successfully employ the Standard Missile-2 for ballistic missile or air defense. Which means everywhere this ship goes is gonna need an Arleigh Burke destroyer just to escort it. The ship carries 80 Vertical cells for missiles, Arleigh Burke, 96. They wanted to build 64, downscaled to 32, 24, 7, now just 3, maybe 2. This is a financial nightmare.
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bagera3005 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
i know that
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:iconnigelmcdivine:
NigelMcDivine Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist
BWAAAAHAHAHAHAHABWAAAABWAAAAHAHAHAHAHAAH.....
Sorry folks,i just can't handle the fact that the US Navy spend over 10 billion US Dollar to make something that doesn't come CLOSE to what it supposed to replace :Battleship(which cost a whooping...2.6 billion dollar)
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:icondaniellandrom:
daniellandrom Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
shipbucket scale?
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:iconbagera3005:
bagera3005 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
its bit bigger
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:icondaniellandrom:
daniellandrom Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
alright, thanks
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:iconxzarno:
xzarno Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This drawing is much closer to what the real Zumwalt will look like...
[link]
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:iconxzarno:
xzarno Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oops... try this one...
[link]
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alanch90 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
awesome drawing, as usual.

But this is the design for the fletcher class advanced frigate ffg 500, shown in this page [link]

Perhaps you should rename it and make the zumwalt after all
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bagera3005 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
DDG-1000 USS Zumwalt's was named fletcher class advanced frigate before they renamed it
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:iconbagera3005:
bagera3005 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
DDG-1000 USS Zumwalt's was named fletcher class advanced frigate before they renamed it
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alanch90 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
im just noting that the design in my opinion was taken from this website

[link]

That is a finctional frigate, fanmade, and based on how a future frigate with zumwalt technology and design would look like.

As several other users have noted, every version of the zumwalt is very different from what you have drawn.
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:iconxzarno:
xzarno Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like your design, but it is heavy on the inaccuracies...
The Zumwalt will have two gun mounts up front, a hanger bay in the back for a helo, two smaller gun mounts on top of the hanger, and lastly, the VLS cells are mounted parallel to the angle of the ship not straight like you have.

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Tank50us Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
the ship itself went through many design itterations before the Navy settled on one. The problem, is that we don't know -exactly- which one they chose since it was built away from public view (unlike the other ships of the fleet). So, any designs that creep up, are just best guesses, until the ship is launched ofc.
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:iconxzarno:
xzarno Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
USS ZUMWALT 2014
USS MONSOOR 2015
USS JOHNSON 2018

All three ships are currently under construction at Bath Iron Works. With the amount of information available online, including the navy's own website, it is a forgone conclusion that the three Zumwalt class ships will more than likely be equipped as listed below. My issue is that this drawing is not a fair representation of what the Zumwalt and her sisters will look like. To be even close, the 2nd front turret and the hanger deck must be added. Please don't get me wrong, I really love the drawing, as a fictional variant, just give it another name.

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Armament 2 x 155mm Advanced Gun System, 80 - PVLS cells for
Tomahawk, Standard Missle & Evolved Sea Sparrow Missle.
Aircraft, 2 SH-60 LAMPS helicopters or 1 MH-60R helicopter, 3 RQ-8A Fire Scout VTUAV
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Tank50us Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
that's -PUBLIC- information, that's what the navy WANTS you to know about the ship. This is something the military does. Do you think a Nimitz tops out at just 35kts? or that there were only 50 SR-71s built? Until that ship is in the water, and the crew is given the order to "Man our ship, and bring her to life", the final configuration will remain a toss up.

And even if the pic is off, this could be one of the configurations that the Navy tossed around, it's not the first time he's done it, hell, he's done several of the VFX and FX concepts, which ultimately became the F-14 and F-15 we know today.
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xzarno Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The navy will tell us about what we can see, i.e. how many guns, the hanger deck, where the vls cels are because all of those items will be visible on the ship. There is no reason to give out disinformation about those items, and those are the items I am talking about, not classified stuff like speed etc. There is no "even if the pic is off"... it is off. It just bugs me, for whatever reason, that he named the ship USS Zumwalt, then puts "600" on the side of the ship. The picture is wrong, that is all I was trying to say. Every point I am making is right there with his picture that he cut and pasted from some web site. The ship WILL have two semi-large gun turrets up front, the shape of his drawing IS wrong, as to the helo hanger. ~alanch90 is correct this drawing is a dead ringer for the FFG 500 that eventually became the Zumwalt.

I never wanted to get into a stupid debate over this... There are pictures on the internet of the actual ship under construction that show the shape of the ship.

Bagera, call it whatever you want, I was just saying it was wrong, and anyone in the know who might happen along is going to think the same thing.
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:iconbagera3005:
bagera3005 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
an older design of it did
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:iconxzarno:
xzarno Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
An older design of it did... what?
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:iconbagera3005:
bagera3005 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
if you look there are 3 hull versions based off it this is the missile version
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jtkirk1701 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice could do some pt boats some time
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USSZumwalt Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
its missing 3 cannons and the aft hangar superstructure
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USSZumwalt Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
here's a webpage with an accurate picture of the destroyer: [link]
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:iconbagera3005:
bagera3005 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
there are missiles look closer
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:iconusszumwalt:
USSZumwalt Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
what do you mean? i was merely pointing out that your drawing was missing some things, missiles not one of them
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:iconnuclearpoweredpony:
NuclearPoweredPony Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
The drawing in question on that link is at least a decade old.
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S7alker117 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Professional Writer
This thing looks badass. :)
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Dystatic-Studio Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Wasn't it suppose to have two main guns instead of just one? Still, it's quite a top-notch cruiser-esque destroyer out there. :)
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Tank50us Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
like many US designs, the Zumwalt went through many forms before the Navy settled on one they liked. The problem is that the ship was built away from the prying eyes of cameras, so its final form won't be known until the Navy launches it, and commissions it.
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Dystatic-Studio Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Even the assembling procedure have cameras, doesn't mean we all know it better. Well, at least we can see how it turns out: [link]
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:iconarenafighter:
arenafighter Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
Very Cool! looks like something from Thunderbirds!
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:iconcommander-fillmore:
Commander-Fillmore Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
These things are weird
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:icononi-defense:
ONI-Defense Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
The unfortunate thing about stealth is it usually implies the terms expensive and ugly. :lol:

I like the B-2 and F-117 though.
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