US Navy’s “Death Star” Destroyer Will Be Armed With Laser Guns And Hypersonic Missiles
The US Navy’s next-generation guided missile destroyer will be armed with directed-energy and hypersonic weapons. Tom Stevens, the director of ground assembly at Navy shipbuilder Bath Iron Works, spoke with AP News about the future of shipbuilding. He said the new class of next-generation guided-missile destroyers (DDG(X)) would replace the service’s Arleigh Burke-class destroyers and the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruisers. The first contracts for building DDG(X) vessels were awarded to General Dynamics’ Bath Iron Works in Maine and Huntington Ingalls Industries in Mississippi earlier this summer.
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