The US Navy's newest guided missile destroyer, the USS Zumwalt, is meant to be less visible to enemy radar at sea.

The US Navy has just launched its newest guided missile destroyer, the first of the Zumwalt-class destroyers designed for operations close to shore and for land attack, and created to be less visible to enemy radars at sea.

The USS Zumwalt “DDG-1000” Guided Missile Destroyer is the largest ship that General Dynamics Bath Iron Works has ever built and is the Navy's largest destroyer. The ship is a hundred feet longer than the existing class of destroyers and has a sharp, angular form. The hull is made of composite materials designed to absorb radar waves. The ship has been incorporated with new technologies, including an all-electric integrated power system and advanced weapons system.

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