Saturday, September 13, 2008

US Navy agrees to buy third Zumwalt-class destroyer

The US Navy has agreed to buy a third Zumwalt-class (DDG 1000) destroyer in Fiscal Year 2009 (FY09), just four weeks after deciding to halt the advanced technology programme at two ships and divert funds into Arleigh Burke-class (DDG 51) destroyers. The decision was confirmed in a letter dated 18 August from Navy Secretary Donald Winter and Admiral Gary Roughead, the chief of Naval Operations, to Congressman Patrick Kennedy, whose Rhode Island constituency includes employers such as Raytheon and the Naval Undersea Warfare Center

[first posted to - 21 August 2008]

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