Friday, March 23, 2012

DDG-1000 completes key test

The future USS Zumwalt completed a major developmental test Tuesday, demonstrating the integration of the engineering control system software and the ship's integrated power system, the Naval Sea Systems Command announced Thursday. The test marks the completion of the second of two developmental tests. The ship is now 67 percent complete and will be delivered in 2014. The ship is built by Bath Iron Works in Maine, but Ingalls Shipbuilding's composite center in Gulfport, Miss., builds composite deckhouse and hangars for the ship, and the Pascagoula yard builds steel units that support the composite deliveries and the aft peripheral vertical launch system ship sections. (Source: Mississippi Press, 03/23/12)