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Old 04-13-2014, 11:06 PM   #1
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US Navy Christens the USS Zumwalt

Cool new ship!!

US Navy christens huge $3 billion destroyer ship USS Zumwalt that appears as a fishing boat on enemy radar - Americas - World - The Independent
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Old 04-14-2014, 12:15 AM   #2
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If he was still with us he give the Navy a BRAVO ZULU !!!
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Old 04-14-2014, 12:24 AM   #3
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Funny you mentioned that, HDH. My daughter, fresh from college (3 years ago) and working for a Pentagon contractor texted me last month asking for the definition of Bravo Zulu. (She's a pilot, so she knows the phonetic alphabet.) She had rec'd it in an email from a Naval contact. Not being Navy, I had to Google it.

She was pleased!

Dad smiled!!
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Saw her from the opposite side of the Kennebec River the other day. One weird looking ship.
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Looks like the Zumwalt may be almost invisible to shipboard radar but I'll bet airborne radar can see her easily. At some altitude and ranges perhaps even better than a typical ship.


How would you like a trawler like that? Could be a little wet.
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Old 04-15-2014, 08:26 AM   #6
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If more visible to airborne radar...then it's a total waste of money as sea engagements since WWII have been almost entirely trading blows from aircraft/missiles.
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How I would love to be a plank owner on her!
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