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Tags: navy | hypersonic | missiles | china | russia | iran

Navy Plans Hypersonic Upgrade for Controversial Destroyer

The USS Lyndon B. Johnson is docked at Bath Iron Works on the Kennebec River in Bath, Maine, Aug. 27, 2021. (Robert F. Bukaty/AP)

By    |   Tuesday, 29 November 2022 08:05 AM EST

Navy planners hope to improve the odds against China and Russia by refitting three Zumwalt-class stealth destroyers to carry 12 hypersonic missiles apiece by 2025.

If successful, the upgrade would give the U.S. Navy an enhanced access-denial capability that could help keep similarly armed Chinese and Russian warships at a distance.

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Navy planners hope to improve the odds against China and Russia by refitting three Zumwalt-class stealth destroyers to carry 12 hypersonic missiles apiece by 2025.
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