PORTLAND, Maine — The second Zumwalt-class stealth destroyer built at Maine’s Bath Iron Works has passed its sea test.
A statement from Naval Sea Systems Command says the future USS Michael Monsoor successfully completed its acceptance trials Thursday.
The future USS Michael Monsoor docks in Portland, Maine, after performing offshore sea trials, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. The Bath Iron Works-built ship is the second in the stealthy Zumwalt class of destroyers. (Robert F. Bukaty/AP)
The Portland Press Herald reports the statement says onboard systems such as navigation, damage control, mechanical, combat, communication and propulsion met or exceeded specifications.
The 610-foot-long Monsoor headed out to sea for the first time in December. Its first sea trials were cut short due to equipment failures.
The Monsoor is the second in a class of three futuristic-looking ships that feature electric-drive propulsion, new radar and sonar, powerful guns and missiles, and a stealthy shape.
The cost of the three Zumwalt-class destroyers is estimated at $22 billion, the most expensive Navy destroyers ever built.
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