Welcome back to the our channel for a feature on the U.S. Navy's most ambitious destroyers that have evolved from small, fast, close-in surface combatants to multi-mission offensive and defensive warships able to operate both independently, in cohort of a strike group and even unmanned. The USA is now streets ahead in integrated sensor technology and a massive over the horizon threat to their adversaries, having the ability to operate well beyond the range of their own ships sensors under a bubble of sensor and shooters is one massive advantage and this war canoe as a weapons platform. Data linked into the group and example the new raider bomber which is designed to sit right on the edge of the battle space 24/7, that's is some massive fire power available to any admiral! The Navy bit off more advanced technology than they had a handle on. Better to have built Arleigh Burk size stealth destroyers to ensure the stealth technology was workable. And the Navy didn't wait to see if the rail gun would be feasible before building the Zumwalt class. And by the time the Navy was down to only 3 Zumwalt class destroyers, the conventional gun that was supposed to be the interim solution prior to the rail gun the cost per round of ammunition was up to $1 million per round. And the Zumwalt class ended up not having any more offensive/defensive capabilities than an Arleigh Burke destroyer already has.' I doubt that the Navy will ever put a 4 billion dollar ship in harm's way when it has so little capability to contribute to winning a war, unless it becomes a last available option. Now think of the maintenance costs of maintaining three very unique ships that have nothing in common with the rest of the Navy ships.