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The first-in-class Zumwalt, the largest U.S. Navy destroyer ever built, floats off a submerged dry dock in the Kennebec River on Oct. 28 in Bath, Maine. Unlike warships with towering radar- and antenna-laden superstructures, the Zumwalt will ride low to the water to minimize its radar signature, making it stealthier than others.
What happened to smaller, faster.....
I don't much care for the look of the design but i bet the capabilities
are shocking. I miss the old battleship designs, while not great for
what we look for in a modern warship they sure were pretty.
reply to post by PlanetXisHERE
Investment in the military and weapons in general is not going to stop. It really is that simple. Whilst i share your sentiments about there being far more important things to spend that type of money on, the fact remains that huge amounts of money will continue to be spent on this type of development, whatever members on ATS or elsewhere think about it!
And i would add that this thread isn't a debate on the merits of military / weapons investment, it is instead a thread on the new US Navy "toy".
Frankly, war and aggression should always be a last resort for any situation but that doesn't mean it is wrong to have an opinion on anything military related! Or to recognise the fact that the military is essential for defence.
I long for a Utopian world but sadly i am grounded in reality!