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Navy Designates Next-Generation Zumwalt Destroyer


Secretary of the Navy Donald Winter has announced that the lead guided missile destroyer in the ZUMWALT class will carry the designation and hull number DDG 1000. The lead ship and class are named in honor of former Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Elmo R. "Bud" Zumwalt Jr.

Developed under the DD(X) destroyer program, ZUMWALT is the lead ship of a class of next-generation multi-mission surface combatants tailored for land attack and littoral dominance with capabilities that defeat current and projected threats and improve battle force defense.
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