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  • 11 March 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education, Vessels

    The lead ship of US Navy’s Zumwalt-class guided-missile destroyers, the USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000), got underway from San Diego on March 8 to start its first operational underway. The underway represents a milestone for the new class of ships, of which only three will be built. Zumwalt’s crew recently completed a post-delivery maintenance availability designed […]

  • 12 November 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    After being delivered to the US Navy in April this year, Zumwalt-class destroyer Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001) got underway from the General Dynamics’ Bath Iron Works (BIW) shipyard in Bath, Maine. The guided missile destroyer set sail on November 9 en route to Coronado, California, where she is scheduled to be commissioned on January 26, […]

  • 22 May 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy accepted delivery of future USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000), the lead ship of the Navy’s next-generation of multimission surface combatants, May 20. Ship delivery follows extensive tests, trials and demonstrations of the ship’s hull, mechanical, and electrical systems including the ship’s boat handling, anchor and mooring systems as well as major demonstrations of the […]

  • 28 April 2020
    Vessels

    USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000), the lead ship of the US Navy’s next-generation, multi-mission surface combatants, was delivered to the navy on April 24. Following this delivery, the ship will transition from combat systems activation to the next phase of developmental and integrated at-sea testing. This event marks a major milestone of the dual delivery approach […]

  • 19 June 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy christened the newest destroyer, USS Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001) on Saturday at the General Dynamics-Bath Iron Works shipyard in Bath, Maine. The second ship in the Zumwalt-class of destroyers, DDG 1001 is named in honor of Medal of Honor recipient Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class (SEAL) Michael A. Monsoor. The future USS […]

  • 14 April 2014
    Industry news

    The christening ceremony of the first Zumwalt-class destroyer, the USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000), took place at General Dynamics-Bath Iron Works shipyard located in Bath, Maine on 12 April, 2014.   Secretary of the U.S. Navy, Ray Mabus, and other honored guests attended the christening ceremony. USS Zumwalt is the first ship named after Admiral Elmo […]

  • 23 May 2019
    Authorities

    The US Navy has established a new squadron that will be in charge of integrating unmanned surface vessels (USV) and support fleet experimentation to accelerate delivery of new warfighting concepts and capabilities to the fleet. The new squadron has been re-designated from Zumwalt Squadron ONE (ZRON ONE) to Surface Development Squadron ONE (SURFDEVRON ONE), which […]

  • 12 December 2017
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Electrical issues forced the US Navy’s second Zumwalt-class destroyer Michael Monsoor (DDG-1001) to abort builder’s trials just one day after leaving the shipyard. The future USS Michael Monsoor got underway from the General Dynamics Bath Iron Works site on December 4 but was forced to return on December 5 after experiencing problems with the electrical systems. The […]

  • 17 November 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded Raytheon $25.4 million under a contract modification to exercise an option for the DDG 1002 Zumwalt-class destroyer mission system equipment MK 57 vertical launch system. Named after U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson, DDG 1002 is the second of overall three Zumwalt-class destroyers in the U.S. Navy. The lead […]

  • 22 November 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy has awarded BAE Systems an initial $10.3 million contract for post-construction work on the new class of guided missile destroyers, USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) and USS Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001). The contract has an initial award of $10.3 million and a maximum value of $192.7 million for work through September 2021. BAE Systems […]

  • 21 September 2012
    Industry news

    The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, a business unit of General Dynamics, a $38.9 million modification to a previously awarded contract to perform class and engineering services associated with the detail design and construction of DDG 1000 Zumwalt-class ships. Bath Iron Works will continue to provide manufacturing support services such as […]

  • 4 September 2012
    Research & Development

    The following post is by Rear Adm. Thomas Rowden, the director for the Navy’s Surface Warfare Division: “Recently, I mentioned my trips to Maine and Rhode Island to visit Bath Iron Works (BIW) and the Raytheon Facility. Both of these tours provided firsthand insight into the production of ZUMWALT-class destroyer, and latest system testing. Though […]

  • 8 November 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy has awarded BAE Systems a $192.7 million contract for post-delivery availability work on Zumwalt and Michael Mansoor, the first two of overall three stealth destroyers the navy will operate. In addition to mission systems activation and post shakedown availabilities (PSA) of USS Zumwalt (DDG-1000) and USS Michael Monsoor (DDG-1001), BAE Systems will also be […]

  • 5 December 2017
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001), the second of three high-tech, “super-stealth” Zumwalt-class destroyers, got underway from Bath Iron Works to start its first round of sea trials. The ship started construction in March 2010 and was launched and christened on June 16, 2016, at the General Dynamics shipyard in Bath, Maine. DDG 1001 is now set to […]

  • 21 January 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy’s second Zumwalt-class destroyer, the future USS Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001), is set to enter service in a ceremony at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 26, at Naval Air Station North Island.  California Congressman Scott Peters will deliver the commissioning ceremony’s principal address. Mrs. Sally Monsoor, Michael’s mother, will serve as the ship’s […]

  • 11 December 2018
    Vessels

    The future USS Lyndon B. Johnson (DDG 1002), the US Navy’s third Zumwalt-class destroyer, was launched at General Dynamics-Bath Iron Works shipyard on December 9. The newbuilding was translated from land level to the Kennebec River over the weekend. “It’s important for the DDG 1000 program and shipyard to reach this major milestone,” Capt. Kevin Smith, […]

  • 25 April 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The US Navy officially received its second Zumwalt-class destroyer, the future USS Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001), from General Dynamics Bath Iron Works (BIW) in a ceremony on April 24. Delivery of DDG 1001 follows extensive tests, trials and demonstrations of the ship’s hull, mechanical and electrical systems, including the boat handling, anchor and mooring systems […]

  • 18 November 2011
    Industry news

    The U.S. Navy laid the keel for its first Zumwalt-class destroyer (DDG 1000), Nov. 17, at General Dynamics-Bath Iron Works shipyard in Bath, Maine. While keel laying was once traditionally the formal recognition of the start of the ship’s construction, today’s advanced modular shipbuilding allows fabrication of the ship to begin months before. However, the […]

  • 31 January 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    USS Lyndon B. Johnson, the third and final U.S. Navy Zumwalt-class destroyer, had its keel laid in Bath, Maine, on January 30. The keel laying and authentication ceremony was held at the General Dynamics-Bath Iron Works shipyard. The keel was authenticated by former President Lyndon B. Johnson’s daughters and ship co-sponsors, Lynda Johnson Robb and […]

  • 4 February 2014
    Industry news

    The United States Navy has confirmed that the christening of the future USS ZUMWALT (DDG 1000) is scheduled for Saturday, April 12, 2014, General Dynamics Bath Iron Works (GDBIW) said on Friday.   The christening of the USS Zumwalt was originally set for October 19, however, due to the U.S.Government shutdown the ceremony was pushed […]

  • 5 February 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Future USS Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001), the US Navy’s second Zumwalt-class destroyer, completed acceptance trials on February 1, the US Naval Sea Systems Command announced The US Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey reviewed the ship and its crew during a series of demonstrations both pier side and underway, evaluating the ship’s construction and compliance […]

  • 26 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The US Navy’s Zumwalt class (DDG 1000) destroyer program continues to make significant progress achieving key shipbuilding milestones, completing ship generator light-off Sept. 23 for the first-of-class ship, the future USS Zumwalt.   DDG 1000 is 92 percent complete and currently in the test and activation phase of construction at General Dynamics, Bath Iron Works. […]

  • 25 April 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy is to christen its third and final Zumwalt-class guided missile destroyer, the future USS Lyndon B. Johnson (DDG 1002), in a ceremony at the General Dynamics-Bath Iron Works shipyard in Bath, Maine. The ceremony is set for Saturday, April 27. DDG 1002 is named in honor of US president Lyndon B. Johnson, […]

  • 26 November 2013
    Training & Education

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said the not-yet-launched Zumwalt-class destroyer he toured Nov. 21 “represents the cutting edge of our naval capabilities.” The ship, now known as the Pre-Commissioning Unit, or PCU, Zumwalt, will become the USS Zumwalt, named for former Navy Adm. Elmo Zumwalt. Officials said the ship is about a year away from joining […]

  • 28 January 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy commissioned Zumwalt-class destroyer USS Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001) in a ceremony on January 26 at Naval Air Station North Island, California. Twenty Gold Star families and four Medal of Honor recipients witnessed the second Zumwalt-class destroyer enter the fleet. The ship honors Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Monsoor, a Navy SEAL who […]

  • 12 July 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The US Navy’s second Zumwalt-class destroyer Michael Monsoor (DDG-1001) will need a new main turbine engine after turbine blades were damaged during the ship’s acceptance trials. According to a USNI News report: Michael Monsoor will have to receive the new MT30 engine at the Bath Iron Works shipyard in Maine before being able to sail to San […]

  • 30 July 2014
    Industry news

    The DDG 1000 Zumwalt-class destroyer program continues to progress, meeting key program milestones on the path to Initial Operational Capability (IOC).   As the prime mission systems integrator for the DDG 1000 ship class, Raytheon provides the multi-mission, integrated combat system capability for the program. Raytheon’s recent program milestones have advanced critical mission systems of […]

  • 23 September 2013
    Industry news

    The christening of the U.S. Navy’s newest guided missile destroyer, Zumwalt (DDG 1000), will take place on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works. The ceremony will begin at 11:00 A.M. and is open to the public. The DDG 1000 Zumwalt-class destroyer is the U.S. Navy’s next-generation guided-missile destroyer, leading the way […]

  • 15 September 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Pentagon is considering the cancellation of the third next-generation stealth destroyer USS Lyndon B. Johnson. According to a Defense Department briefing document reported by Bloomberg Business the fate of the Zumwalt-class destroyer will be known in the “next few weeks”. Two officials have confirmed that talks about cancellation are in progress yet no decision has […]