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Originally posted by Zaphod58
They're having problems with the gun on it now. Apparently it's suffering some sort of stress faults when they fire it. It's an interesting shell they're going to use. Apparently it has a rocket boost, to give it a 60+ mile range, but it fires at such a high G force that it's causing fractures after a couple of shots.
Originally posted by emile
I have heard that gun used on DD(X) is vertical launched, but I enter the globalsecurity web seen the pictures of DD(X) just like common gun.
:The program's revamping meant the Navy had to rebuild its profile for the new ships, and now does not know how many vessels will be built or at what cost. Under DD21, the Navy anticipated a production of 32 destroyers. It did not have a cost estimate because the builder and designer have not been selected. With DD21, the Navy divided planning into two teams. The Blue Team solicited shipbuilding plans from General Dynamics' Bath Iron Works subsidiary in Maine with technology from Lockheed Martin and General Dynamics. The Gold Team did the same, working with Ingalls Shipbuilding Company in Mississippi and parent Northrop Grumman Corp.
Originally posted by Laxpla
Mens Fitness, August 2005, Page 25
-"The DDX can send projectiles up to 290 miles, in less then 6 mintues, thats 5000ft per second"
-"The Electtromagnetic railgun sets a projecttile at above Mach 7"
-"In the past, destoryers had 90% of their power tieed to propulsion, The DDX diverts power as needed and then returns the power back to propulsion."
Here are some interesting facts, that I was wowed about when I read it in the magazine.
In contrast, the Gold Team proposed a new, more innovative approach. Specifically, the Gold Team proposed as its primary approach a peripheral VLS consisting of numerous modules (a total of 128 cells) peripherally located along the hull. Although the Navy recognized that the developmental nature of the Gold Team's peripheral VLS approach necessarily increased program risk, the agency viewed it as an “innovative solution to a significant vulnerability problem in virtually all U.S. Navy surface combatants”; by dispersing the missiles to the periphery of the ship, the peripheral VLS reduced the probability that a single hit would destroy the missile magazine and cause the catastrophic loss of the ship.
Rather than storing missiles in large clusters in the center of the ship, Northrop Grumman proposed placing them in groups of four between layers of steel along the sides. By dispersing the missiles to the periphery of the ship, the peripheral VLS reduced the probability that a single hit would destroy the missile magazine and cause the catastrophic loss of the ship. The inner steel would be thicker than the outer skin, funneling a blast outward if the missiles exploded while onboard during an attack or accidentally. It avoids the risk of having a single round go into a magazine of 48 or 64 cells and losing all the missiles at one time.