The USS Zumwalt – The Navy’s Stealth Guided Missle Destroyer

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Date(s) - 08/18/2017
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Location
The Ramada Inn

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Please join us for this timely presentation on………

The USS Zumwalt

The Navy’s Stealth Guided Missile Destroyer

with

Captain Scott Tait

The Ramada, Friday, August 18, 2017, 9:00 a.m.

The Guided Missile Destroyer, the USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000), was conceived more than 20 years ago as a land attack ship, primarily to replace the Iowa-class battleships in supporting amphibious landings. A key part of its design charter included innovation in propulsion, weapons, signatures and manning. The program to design and build these ships has been turbulent, but the result is a warship with the most modern technologies integrated in a single hull since HMS Dreadnought went to sea in 1906!

 The USS Zumwalt is the first of this new class of warships.  Although originally designed with a primary focus on land attack, she is a multi-mission combatant with potent offensive capabilities against air, surface, subsurface and land targets. The Zumwalt will bring significant advantages in the Navy’s traditional missions of sea control and power projection.

 Captain Scott Tait will discuss USS Zumwalt, the benefits her innovations are bringing to our Navy, and the way forward for these already-iconic warships. Tait is the Commanding Officer of the USS Zumwalt.  His sea tours have included operations in the western and southern Pacific, Middle East, and Europe, as well as shore commands with the US European Command, the Pacific Fleet staff, and the Joint Staff (J5, Asia).  He holds Masters degrees from Stanford University and from the US Naval War College.

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