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Navy's Future Stealth Destroyer Begins New Phase of Sea Trials

The U.S. Navy's future stealth destroyer has begun so-called acceptance trials to assess, refine and further develop its many next-generation technologies including navigation, propulsion, auxiliary systems, fire protection and damage control capabilities, service officials said.

The ship, called the DDG 1000 or USS Zumwalt, departed Bath, Maine, with a crew of assessment professionals on board called the Navy's Board of Inspection and Survey, or Insurv.

"This underway period is specifically scheduled to demonstrate ship systems to the Navy's Board of Inspection and Survey and the ship will return to port upon conclusion of the demonstrations," Matthew Leonard, a spokesman for the service, said in a statement.

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