Zumwalt was laid down in 2011. It’s been delivered, complete, in 2020. That’s 9 years to build a ship.
Nine years to build a ship.
What are we going to do when war comes and we start losing ships and need to replace them? Are we going to wait nine years for the first replacement? We really need to rethink our entire conceptual approach to ship design and shipbuilding.
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(1)Commander, US Pacific Fleet, 24-Apr-2020,https://www.cpf.navy.mil/news.aspx/130601