Ready, aim, fire
The DDG 1000 Zumwalt has a Peripheral Vertical Launching System (PVLS), with each PVLS compartment containing and protecting one MK57 Vertical Launching System.
The cutting-edge computer weapons system also features a couple of 155-millimeter advanced gun systems which can fire rocket-propelled warheads at a range of up to 83 nautical miles. The Navy said the gun system firepower is equivalent to having twelve 155mm howitzers -- giving the ship a three-fold improvement in naval surface fire coverage when compared to current capabilities.
October 29, 2013 1:42 PM PDT
Photo by: US Navy
| Caption by: James Martin
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