VIDEO REPORT: Navy Seeks New Weapons for Stealthy USS Zumwalt, Expands Mission

Navy looks at hyper velocity projectiles, precision rounds for 5-inch guns and new long-range missiles for Zumwalt

By Kris Osborn - Warrior Maven

Navy developers of the new high-tech, stealthy USS Zumwalt destroyer are widening the mission envelope for the ship, exploring new ammunition for its guns and preparing to fire its first missiles next year.

The US Navy’s stealthy destroyer will fire an Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile and SM-2 in 2019 from its Mk 57 Vertical Launch Systems, marking the first time the new ship will fire weapons as part of its ongoing combat activation process.

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