(ORDO NEWS) — The US Navy has presented the appearance of a promising destroyer DDG (X), which will become one of the main warships of the US Navy in the future. It will receive extremely powerful laser weapons and hypersonic missiles.
The US Navy unveiled the appearance of a promising destroyer of the DDG (X) project. The lead ship is planned to be laid down in 2028. The Americans want to combine promising and existing technologies: this applies, in particular, to the power plant and weapons.
Earlier, plans were announced to equip ships of this type with hypersonic missiles. They also intend to equip it with laser systems that will be ten times more powerful than existing weapons of this type.
Now the US Navy uses Arleigh Burke-class destroyers (the main ship of this class in the US Navy) and the latest Zumwalt destroyers.
The latter, because of their high cost, were bought only three. These ships systematically face various technical problems. Nevertheless, the Americans have far-reaching plans for them. As it became known, it is Zumwalt that is seen among the first carriers of the new hypersonic weapons.
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