Destroyer Zumwalt’s big guns lack ammo, and Navy may just scrap them – Business Insider
The Zumwalt-class destroyer, the largest and most advanced surface combatant in the world, was built to be a silent killer, but the revolutionary warship has faced a string of setbacks during development — including the embarrassing problem that its supergun still does not work right.
The two 155mm guns of the Advanced Gun System on the Zumwalt, intended to strike targets farther than 80 miles away, are ridiculously expensive to fire, as a single Long Range Land Attack Projectile costs almost $1 million. Procurement was shut down two years ago, leaving the Zumwalt without any ammunition to fire.
A fighter get that costs BILLIONS and does not fly. A destroyer that cannot fire it’s guns when needed.
The US military is becoming an albatross tied down with lead weights, so it cannot fly.