The cutting-edge guided-missile destroyer USS Zumwalt (DDG-1000) arrived on August 19 at the Ingalls Shipbuilding facility in Pascagoula, Mississippi, embarking on a transformative two-year modernization process that promises to redefine naval warfare. This strategic maneuver, orchestrated by the United States Navy, will witness the integration of hypersonic missile tubes, solidifying the Zumwalt’s position as one of the most technologically advanced and lethal vessels in the United States fleet.
Setting the Stage for Naval Dominance
In a statement provided to USNI News, the Navy emphasized that the upcoming upgrades aim to ensure the USS Zumwalt maintains its technological superiority, setting new standards for naval capabilities. The centerpiece of this enhancement endeavor is the integration of the Conventional Prompt Strike (CPS) weapon system, positioning the Zumwalt to be at the forefront of modern naval warfare.
— U.S. Naval Institute (@NavalInstitute) August 19, 2023