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The Navy's $22 Billion Stealth Destroyer Program Is Delayed Again

  • General Dynamics' Zumwalt-class ship was originally due in '13
  • Delay caused by `shipyard production and test challenges'
The Zumwalt-class destroyer DDG-1000.

The Zumwalt-class destroyer DDG-1000.

Source: General Dynamics
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General Dynamics Corp.’s stealthy, electric-powered destroyer for the U.S. Navy will be delivered almost three years late, according to the Pentagon’s latest schedule.

The Navy now estimates delivery of the DDG-1000, the first of three Zumwalt-class vessels in a $22.4 billion program, by midyear, according to the Defense Department’s annual “Selected Acquisition Report” on the program. In 2010, the delivery was projected for September 2013 and last year for November 2015.