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Thread: Bath Iron Works Lays Keel of First DDG 1000 Zumwalt

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ordie View Post
    There some new technology worth noting such as the rail gun and gps guided artillery shells.
    What railgun? The Zumwalt isn't getting railguns. And guided artillery shells are already in service elsewhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C.Puffs View Post
    What railgun? The Zumwalt isn't getting railguns. And guided artillery shells are already in service elsewhere.
    I see it happening in the next 5-10 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ordie View Post
    I see it happening in the next 5-10 years.
    I don't. I'll be surprised if Zumwalt is even in service in 5-10 years. They damn sure won't be swapping out the AGS for railguns anytime soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ordie View Post
    gps guided artillery shells.
    I thought ERGM was dropped years ago

    Or are you talking about Oto Melara's Vulcano rounds ?

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    I'm cautiously optimistic that these will not be white whales.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xav View Post
    I thought ERGM was dropped years ago

    Or are you talking about Oto Melara's Vulcano rounds ?
    Maybe ATK's XM1156 Precision Guidance Kit (PGK)?

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    i hope more are built, they're pretty much the closest we'll get to modern day battleships.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xav View Post
    I thought ERGM was dropped years ago

    Or are you talking about Oto Melara's Vulcano rounds ?
    ERGM was a for the standard Mark 45 gun on most USN Destroyers/Cruisers. The Zumwalts are armed with the 155mm AGS, which will fire LRAP.
    Quote Originally Posted by C.Puffs View Post
    I don't. I'll be surprised if Zumwalt is even in service in 5-10 years.
    Really? Bath would disagree.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Hellfish View Post
    I'm cautiously optimistic that these will not be white whales.
    I hope they're not but unless the USN figures out WTF they're going to do re: Zumwalts/Burke Flight III I can see them going the way of the Virginia CGNs - retired well before their time to reduce costs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C.Puffs View Post
    I hope they're not but unless the USN figures out WTF they're going to do re: Zumwalts/Burke Flight III I can see them going the way of the Virginia CGNs - retired well before their time to reduce costs.
    I think the Zumwalts will surprise everyone.

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    Nice pics Halidon, thanks for posting them.

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    What would the proposed cost be if we'd ordered 30 of these and wanted the construction for all thirty done in 15 years? Also Nuclear powerplant?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ordie View Post
    I think the Zumwalts will surprise everyone.
    And not in a good way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C.Puffs View Post
    And not in a good way.
    Okay............why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ordie View Post
    I think the Zumwalts will surprise everyone.
    And hopefully at the expense of the Flight IIIs

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