posted on May, 10 2014 @ 08:49 AM
That is funky looking. The radar signature is reduced by eliminating right angles and vertical sides.
Other navies are also building stealth ships, although they don't seem to be as advanced as the Zumwalt:
I guess this is what all naval ships from major countries will soon look like. Sorry, no more sails.
I don't think this first Zumwalt has lasers or rail guns:
Still, the Advanced Gun System fires rocket-assisted, GPS guided shells over the horizon up to 63 miles away. That means the targeting would be done
by other assets (aircraft, submarine, satellite). I would expect the gun system can be replaced when lasers or railguns become available.
The name of the captain is James A. Kirk. I would have spit my coffee out if it was James T. Kirk.