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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2022 11:16 am 
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Is it just me or does the superstructure look more like that of the Japanese Akizuki class DDGs rather than that of the Zumwalt?

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Navy Unveils Next-Generation DDG(X) Warship Concept with Hypersonic Missiles, Lasers
By: Sam LaGrone
January 12, 2022 4:51 PM • Updated: January 12, 2022 9:03 PM

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ARLINGTON, Va. – The Navy wants its next warship to fire hypersonic missiles and lasers that would be ten times more powerful than the service’s existing laser weapons, according to the most detailed outlook to date of the DDG(X) next generation warship issued by the service.
The warship, the largest the Navy’s attempted in more than 20 years, is designed to provide the service with the power to drive a new generation of directed energy weapons and high-power sensors that will follow the Navy’s current fleet of Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers. The warship is estimated to start construction in 2028, the Navy told USNI News last year.
“Capabilities that we’re going to need for the 21st century to continue combating the threat are increased missile capability sensor growth, directed energy weapons, which actually require a lot of power, increased survivability and increased power availability,” deputy program manager Katherine Connelly said at a Wednesday briefing at the Surface Navy Association symposium.

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That the design has the radars above the bridge and the hangar - like the Akizuki class.

I wonder why there are still separate fire-control radars for the standard missiles and apparently only one type of phased array radar - appears to be very old-fashioned.

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