Stealth Destroyer is a $3.1 billion super warship by the US Navy that is believed to be America’s answer to China.
With the rising power of the Chinese military, the US Navy has unleashed a super warship called Stealth Destroyer, we’ve thought only exists in sci-fi movies.
The Stealth Destroyer has the ability to sneak up on coastlines virtually undetected and pound targets with electromagnetic “railguns,” which uses a magnetic field and electric current to fire a projectile at several times the speed of sound.
The first of new warships to be delivered in 2014, the Stealth Destroyer costs more than $3 billion and boasts of the most advanced destroyer in history: a silver bullet of stealth. The Pentagon believes this warship is a perfect fit for Asia and the Pacific, the most strategically important region in the world.
Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert said the Stealth Destroyer is the future of the US Navy.
“With its stealth, incredibly capable sonar system, strike capability and lower manning requirements — this is our future,” he said.
Despite its sky-high cost, the Navy claims the Stealth Destroyer is money well spent. The rise of China has been cited as the best reason for keeping the revolutionary ship afloat, although the specifics of where it will be deployed have yet to be announced. Navy officials also say the technologies developed for the ship will inevitably be used in other vessels in the decades ahead.
However, with the destroyer’s $3.1 billion price tag, the Navy’s target of 32 warships was cut to 24, then seven.