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New Zumwalt stealth destroyer may receive mods to make it more visible to radar

New Zumwalt stealth destroyer may receive mods to make it more visible to radar The destroyer is designed to carry out surface missions, function as an anti-aircraft platform, and support ground troops with naval gunfire.The Zumwalt is considered exceptionally stealthy — at 610 feet long, it reportedly reads like a 50-60 foot fishing boat.

Will the Navy’s decade-long experiment with railguns yield a useful weapon system?

Will the Navy’s decade-long experiment with railguns yield a useful weapon system? AGS stands for Advanced Gun System (currently mounted on Zumwalt-class destroyers) while LRLAP is the Long Range Land Attack Projectile.Replacing expensive SAM batteries with projectile weapons could dramatically cut costs and improve the chance of a ship surviving a pitched battle.