Saturday, April 14, 2012

New $7 Billion Warship is Part of The US Response To China's Military Buildup

Looking a bit like an old Civil War Ironclad, the $7 billion DDG 1000 USS Zumwalt will focus on land attacks, relying heavily on its advanced stealth technology to slip in close to shore before unleashing its massive onboard arsenal.

Zumwalt has a peripheral vertical launch system (PVLS), which consists of 20 four-cell PVLS situated round the perimeter of the deck.

With concern growing about the vulnerability of America's aircraft carriers to Chinese missiles, the Zumwalt is said to be part of the Pentagon's renewed attention in the Pacific.


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