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US Navy takes ownership of its second stealth destroyer | Defense News

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The U.S. Navy announced Tuesday that it accepted delivery of the Zumwalt-class destroyer Michael Monsoor from Bath Iron Works, Maine, meaning the ship is officially U.S. Navy property.

Its the second of three of the stealth destroyers that will make up the class, which was truncated repeatedly all the way from a planned buy of 32 at the outset. The lead ship, Zumwalt, was delivered in May 2016.

Like Zumwalt, the ships is delivered from a hull, mechanical and electrical standpoint. Both ships still need combat systems installations. Zumwalt is expected to complete her combat systems activation in the coming months, while it will likely be 2020 until Monsoor has its combat system activated, according to a schedule obtained by Defense News.

Still, getting the ship out of Bath is a big step for the Navy and the builder.

Source: US Navy takes ownership of its second stealth destroyer | Defense News

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