America’s Zumwalt Stealth Destroyers Have a New Mission: Navy Killer

December 7, 2017 5:15 am nationalinterest.org
America’s Zumwalt Stealth Destroyers Have a New Mission: Navy Killer

The U.S. Navy is transforming its Zumwalt-class land-attack destroyers into surface-warfare ships whose main mission will be sinking other vessels at sea. In swapping the job of the three-ship class, the Navy is admitting that its original concept for the 600-foot, stealthy warships is no longer viable. “We see an opportunity with this ship, with its ability to carry the weapons it can carry and the types of design we…

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