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.
DDG 1000 Transformational Systems