The Navy's new $7.8 billion stealth destroyer is now delayed for a sixth year, surprising no one
The USS Zumwalt will "the largest and most technologically advanced surface combatant in the world," according to the Navy — if it ever ends up seeing action.
The first of of the Navy's trio of new Zumwalt-class (DDG-1000) stealth destroyers won't hit full combat capability until April 2020, Bloomberg's Anthony Capaccio reports, six years after the controversial $7.8 billion warship's original expected delivery date of July 2014 and more than a decade after full-rate production first began.
"While combat system testing has made significant progress, Zumwalt continues to work through first-in-class integration and shipboard test challenges," Navy spokeswoman Coleen O'Rourke confirmed to Bloomberg.
The fresh delay comes as lawmakers consider the Navy's request for additional $163.3 million ...
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