This exterior shot gives a good perspective on the tumblehome design. Meanwhile, on the inside: the cutting-edge operating system aboard the Zumwalt, known as the Total Ship Computing Environment (TSCE), was developed by Raytheon.
The TSCE is the first large-scale implementation of the US Navy's open-architecture strategy. It is designed to bind all Zumwalt on-board systems together and allow for a significant reduction in manning -- with an standard crew size of 130 and an aviation detachment of 28 sailors -- compared to Arleigh Burke-class destroyers.
Raytheon said the systems' open architecture design enables commonality across the US Navy's entire family of ships, which allow for easier updating and systems modifications for years to come.
October 29, 2013 1:42 PM PDT
Photo by: US Navy/General Dynamics Bath Iron Works
| Caption by: James Martin
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