Whether it's dropping off a SEAL team or launching missiles inland, the Zumwalt is going to have to slip in unnoticed. It will be quiet-the diesel engine´s noise will be stifled by an inch-thick rubber coating that Syring likens to elephant skin-and stealthy. The spinning dishes and antennas common to today´s ships easily register on enemy radar, so the DDG1000 will instead feature communications hardware that lies flat, embedded in the skin of the deckhouse. This sleek design, combined with a hull that slopes inward from sea level up, rather than outward like most ships, will scatter the energy from an enemy´s radar. According to Syring, on scanners the Zumwalt will look like a fishing boat.