The USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) is the Navy's most advanced warship, designed to combat current and future threats. It is equipped with a state-of-the-art electric propulsion system, a wave-drilling hull, a stealth design, and the latest available combat technology and weapons. The composite superstructure significantly reduces cross-section and acoustic output, making it difficult to detect by enemies. The DDG 1000 class has a standard crew of 175 sailors and an air detachment of 28. It is equipped with two advanced gun systems (AGS) that fire long-range ground attack projectiles (LRLAP) up to 63 nautical miles.
The multifunction radar (MFR) is capable of carrying out aerial surveillance of the area, including land, along the sea-land interface. The USS Zumwalt embodies Admiral Elmo Zumwalt Jr.'s legacy of excellence and innovation in fighting. He was an example of honor, courage, and commitment during 32 years of dedicated naval service. As the 19th Chief of Naval Operations, he adopted innovations to ensure that the Navy would remain capable of dealing with the Soviet threat.
The USS Zumwalt is thought to be the first naval ship in history to have been more mature at the start of manufacture than any other lead surface fighter. It has been launched with an advance of 85 percent in its design. This visually stunning ship is equipped with two 7-meter inflatable rigid hull boats (RHIB), designed with space for two 11 m RHIBs, including a SPY-3 multifunction radar. Its crew consists of 1,285 officers and enlisted men.
The cutting-edge technologies of the DDG 1000 class create versatility and allow for sustained coastal operations and ground attack, in addition to supporting special operations forces and operating as an integral part of joint and combined expeditionary forces. This is the largest and most technologically advanced surface fighter in the world.