US Navy’s high-tech, Scrabble-tile-name, $4.4bn destroyer ship, the USS Zumwalt – an annotated infographic

The US Navy is to take ownership of the Zumwalt, its largest and most technologically sophisticated destroyer.

The $4.4-billion ship features an angular shape that makes it 50 times more difficult to detect and new guns designed to deliver devastatingly accurate firepower hundreds of kilometres away.

Cool. Or, grotesque and largely unnecessary use of public funds. You decide.

Click on the graphic for an expanded view.

USS Zumwalt: triple-word score on a diagonal

USS Zumwalt: triple-word score on a diagonal

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