USN's Zumwalt completes builder's trials

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    The lead ship of the US Navy's (USN's) new destroyer class is back in port after completing builder's trials, officials announced on 25 March.

    Future USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) conducted four days of at-sea trials as part of the USN's testing and evaluation process. Produced by General Dynamics Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine, Zumwalt underwent testing of several ship systems including key propulsion and auxiliary systems as well as small boat operations.

    "These trials also served as a unique opportunity for the crew to train side-by-side with representatives from industry," Captain Thurraya S Kent, a spokesperson for the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition Sean Stackley, said in a statement. "The navy will continue to assess system performance over the coming weeks in preparation for acceptance trials next month."

    http://www.janes.com/article/59062/usn-s-zumwalt-completes-builder-s-trials

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    Builders Trials (BT) is a contractor-conducted event to inspect, test and evaluate a ship's performance underway. One important purpose of BT is to assure the builder and the government that the ship is, or will be, ready for Acceptance Trials (AT). BT typically includes a comprehensive test of all ship's equipment and is similar in scope to AT.
    http://www.uscg.mil/acquisition/programs/glossary.asp

    After Builders Trials Acceptance Trials start.
     
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