Will the future US Navy DDG (x) destroyer be a "transitional" destroyer?

While Congress has approved the construction of an additional Arleigh Burke Flight III class destroyer for 2022, and the US Navy has announced a vast plan to modernize its Arleigh Burke Flight IIA destroyers to install the new SPY radar -6 with active electronic antenna as for the Flight III and the frigates of the Constellation class, the American navy is also advancing on the replacement of the destroyer Arleigh Burke but also of the cruisers of the Ticonderoga class, while 32 units of these two classes must be retired from service in the years to come. Communication around the new ship,…

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Hypersonic missiles, laser: American destroyers Zumwalt will (finally) reveal their capabilities

The Zumwalt-class heavy destroyers were to represent the future spearhead of the US Navy's surface fleet in the early 90s. 32 units of this 14.000 ton and 185 m vessel were to be ordered. But, as was the case several times with post-Cold War American defense programs, delirious technological ambitions and disastrous management made this class one of the biggest budgetary fiascos for the American armies in the last 30 years. In the end, only 3 ships of the class will be built, while the program will have exceeded the…

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