The future USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) is for the first time conducting at-sea tests and trials ...

Carrying a crew of 130 and an air detachment of 28, the destroyer is armed with two 115 mm Advanced Gun Systems (AGS) firing rocket-powered precision Long-Range Land Attack Projectiles (LRLAP) with a range of 63 nm (117 km), which is three times greater than current surface gunnery.

In addition, there are 80 MK-41 peripheral vertical launch system (VLS) missile cells, a stern ramp for launching two Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats, and a flight deck for two MH-60R or one MH-60R and 3 VT Unmanned Aerial Vehicles.

Northrop Grumman's MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned aerial vehicle

In an article written in 2014, the Zumwalt was described as a “giant, floating drone.” The UAVs are Northrop Grumman’s MQ-8 Fire Scout helicopters.
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