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US Navy received another nuclear submarine

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The US Navy adopted another nuclear submarine of the Virginia type. According to the portal navaltoday.com, 22 September, General Dynamics transferred the 15 submarine of the Virginia type, called USS Colorado (SSN 788), to the US Navy.


The construction of the submarine began in March 2012, and in December last year, a solemn ceremony of its baptism took place. In the coming months, the U.S. Navy will conduct a series of acceptance tests, and in the spring of next year, the submarine will take up its first combat duty. USS Colorado was the fifth of eight ordered submarines of the Block III modification and the fourth warship of the same name as part of the American fleet.

US Navy received another nuclear submarine

USS Colorado submarine during factory testing


The Virginia class atomic submarines of the Block III series differ from the previous models by the modified nose section, in which the sonar of the new design is placed, which has a horseshoe antenna, not a spherical one. In addition, the submarines of this series have not twelve (like the submarines of the previous series), but only two missile silos with a diameter of about 2,2 m with turret launchers, each of which has six Tomahawk BGM-109 cruise missiles. In addition, the boat is armed with four torpedo tubes. The crew of the submarine has 134 man.

The length of the USS Colorado submarine is 115 m, width - 10 m, displacement - 8000 t. Maximum immersion depth exceeds 500 m. The S9G atomic reactor produces enough energy for the water jet to reach speeds of 25 nodes (the maximum ship speed is 29 nodes, according to analytical agency IHS Jane's Fighting Ships - up to 35 nodes).

Colorado belongs to the category of low-noise submarines designed to combat ground targets, enemy ships at deep and shallow depths, including performing special operations in coastal waters. The boat is equipped with special airlock chambers for divers and guided underwater drones. On the hull of the submarine there are special deck mounts to accommodate small-size underwater vehicles. The submarine can conduct exploration, deliver special-purpose units to the coast, carry out jamming and underwater mining, as well as other types of underwater work (for example, search and rescue).

Virginia-type submarines are fourth-generation multipurpose nuclear submarines. It is assumed that their construction will continue until the 2043 year - during this time it is planned to launch the 48 nuclear powered submarines, which will replace the submarines of the Los Angeles type, which were being built from 1976 to 1996, reports "Warspot"
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  1. Dimontius
    Dimontius 25 September 2017 11: 16
    +8
    Another bad news. Stamped like pies.
    1. Burbon
      Burbon 25 September 2017 11: 19
      +8
      Quote: Dimontius
      Stamped like pies.

      they can’t take it away .... if necessary, the conveyor works like a clock .... it takes envy straight .... well, where are our ash trees and boreas ?? .....
      1. DEPARTMENT
        DEPARTMENT 25 September 2017 11: 33
        0
        Quote: Burbon
        Quote: Dimontius
        Stamped like pies.

        they can’t take it away .... if necessary, the conveyor works like a clock .... it takes envy straight .... well, where are our ash trees and boreas ?? .....

        Rejoice bourbon ...? Oh well...
        1. 79807420129
          79807420129 25 September 2017 11: 41
          +16
          Quote: DEPARTMENT
          Rejoice bourbon ...? Oh well...

          And what is he wrong about? Take the timelines for the construction of their ships and ours. Yes, and the Chinese have been riveting the same way for a long time, but we only envy and remain.
        2. Burbon
          Burbon 25 September 2017 12: 11
          +6
          Quote: DEPARTMENT
          Rejoice bourbon ...? Oh well...

          Vitalka you .... fool ?? ... where am I rejoicing? ... I'm just happy .... clearly Vitalka? ... happy ... that you are on our site ......
      2. NEXUS
        NEXUS 25 September 2017 13: 36
        +2
        Quote: Burbon
        they can’t take it away .... if necessary, the conveyor works like a clock .... it takes envy straight .... well, where are our ash trees and boreas ?? .....

        Looking at all of this, I come to the idea that we should not even wait for Ash, but already now, closely engaged in the Husky project, we are behind the mattresses and very far behind both quantitatively and qualitatively.
        1. Burbon
          Burbon 25 September 2017 14: 35
          +1
          Quote: NEXUS
          closely engage in the Husky project

          this is of course necessary, but that doesn’t interfere with building (tormenting) the ash tree and developing the husky at the same time .... nevertheless, it is necessary to put all the ash trees in operation .... by year 25)) ... I dream))
          1. NEXUS
            NEXUS 25 September 2017 14: 44
            +4
            Quote: Burbon
            this is of course necessary, but that doesn’t interfere with building (tormenting) the ash tree and developing the husky at the same time .... nevertheless, it is necessary to put all the ash trees in operation .... by year 25)) ... I dream))

            That is why I have said many times that we need a project of the Lyra type ... we need a Hunter, with a displacement of up to 3000 tons, with a nuclear warhead capable of partially assuming the functions of a multi-purpose ship. They can be built faster and in large quantities. I am sure that the concept of the PL-Hunter, with the appearance of Lyra, simply appeared too early, and was ahead of its time.
            1. Burbon
              Burbon 25 September 2017 14: 51
              +1
              Quote: NEXUS
              we need a project like Lyra

              maybe ..... we have titanium barracudas in the sludge (2pcs) and 2 condors in the ranks ... they need to change the stuffing, torpedoes ... missiles .... and the ready 4 hunters .... will last 30 years more .... fast but also expensive ....
              1. NEXUS
                NEXUS 25 September 2017 15: 29
                +2
                Quote: Burbon
                we have titanium barracudas in the sludge (2pcs) and 2 condors in the ranks ...

                These are analogues of Pike-B, only in titanium performance. They certainly need to be put into operation and as soon as possible. But I talked about submarines of small displacement (dimensions Varshavyanka) ... high-speed, deep-sea and armed. A submarine with a speed of 40-45 knots, highly maneuverable and inconspicuous, this will be a real haemo swarm for NATO members.
                That is, if we take a comparison with the surface fleet, then Ash is ARKi, but a submarine of the Lyra format is a frigate.
                1. Burbon
                  Burbon 25 September 2017 15: 40
                  +1
                  Quote: NEXUS
                  But I talked about submarines of small displacement

                  Yes, I realized .... not ... just as far as I know - even in the short term and in my thoughts this is not ... that's why I wrote about titanium .... not fat ....
                  we like to cram into things that aren’t shoved ..... well, like a corvette with weapons like a frigate, etc .... in short, at the exit, a sort of death star only during the construction period a lot has become outdated ..... ((... ..
                  1. NEXUS
                    NEXUS 25 September 2017 16: 11
                    +3
                    Quote: Burbon
                    just as far as I know - even in the short term and in thoughts this is not ..

                    Exactly that there isn’t ... but life and circumstances draw us to such a decision. We only continue to rivet Varshavyanka and shout that this is a Black hole, that is, not visible and not flooded. And in fact, a slow-moving submarine ambush class.
                    Quote: Burbon
                    we like to shove in not shoved .....

                    And I’m not saying that everything that is at hand was pushed into such a Hunter. Lira was a very balanced Hunter in terms of the arsenal.
                    Quote: Burbon
                    only during the construction a lot has become outdated ..... ((.....

                    That is precisely why I said that there should be a small submarine, which means that the construction of such submarines will be faster.
                    In our issue of underwater construction, we have taken up the most difficult and knowledge-intensive multi-purpose workers. That is, as in Vitsin, the lowest pot dragging.
            2. Sivasa
              Sivasa 26 September 2017 13: 21
              0
              It is very tempting to get a relatively cheap hunter boat on the new element base. But the infrastructure for servicing LMT reactors has long ceased to exist. Restore everything again? There is no banal money for this.

              These boats remind me of the T-64. Extremely shrunken in all respects, as saturated as possible with weapons. And just as unfinished.
              1. NEXUS
                NEXUS 26 September 2017 13: 27
                +2
                Quote: Sivasa
                But the infrastructure for servicing LMT reactors has long ceased to exist.

                We have long resolved this problem ...
                Quote: Sivasa
                There is no banal money for this.

                Yeah ... As iPhone said, No money, but you hold on, and in the same year they catch Zakharchenko with 5 billion in an apartment ... do you believe what you say? Living in the richest country in the world, it’s not a shame to say such a heresy, no?
                Quote: Sivasa
                It is very tempting to get a relatively cheap hunter boat on the new element base.

                We will come to this anyway, maybe this is the future ... and better sooner than later.
                1. Sivasa
                  Sivasa 26 September 2017 14: 06
                  0
                  Those. has a new LMT reactor been developed, tested, ready for production?

                  And what is our country rich for? Natural resources? So we give them away for green candy wrappers. People? See demographic statistics. Remained history and territory. But they also need people.
    2. 79807420129
      79807420129 25 September 2017 11: 20
      +11
      Yeah, seven torpedoes under her keel.
      1. Burbon
        Burbon 25 September 2017 12: 15
        +1
        Quote: 79807420129
        Yeah, seven torpedoes under her keel.

        and the submarine doesn’t care in which part to get the torpedo? wassat ... this is not a surface ship .... water will flow by anyone .... ascent is not considered, since this is a delay in death!
        1. 79807420129
          79807420129 25 September 2017 12: 48
          +6
          Quote: Burbon
          Submarine do not care which part to get a torpedo

          The submarine absolutely does not care, but not to wish the enemy seven feet under the keel. wink
    3. DEPARTMENT
      DEPARTMENT 25 September 2017 11: 29
      +2
      Quote: Dimontius
      Another bad news. Stamped like pies.

      The printing press they have ... They have the right to throw money!
      But the Russians have a good saying, "For any bolt, you can find a nut with a special thread .."
      We find a way to sink all these vessels at the same time ..
      1. fider
        fider 26 September 2017 13: 19
        0
        DEPARTMENT
        "But the Russians have a good saying" For any bolt, you can find a nut with a special thread .. "
        Well, you and ... I’m even embarrassed to say who. Well, you will turn everything upside down! You can find a bolt on the nut, not yours. The bolts decide everything!
    4. Lord of the Sith
      Lord of the Sith 25 September 2017 11: 41
      +4
      Their country did not fall apart in '91. By the way, they built it for 5 years.
      1. NEXUS
        NEXUS 25 September 2017 13: 40
        +2
        Quote: Lord of the Sith
        Their country did not fall apart in '91. By the way, they built it for 5 years.

        Hmm ... They build virgins for 4-5 years ... and we are planning the 8th year of Kazan. At the same time, a couple of years to test and surrender to the fleet, a total of at least 10 years. And Columbia undertook to design mattresses ... hmm ...
  2. HEATHER
    HEATHER 25 September 2017 11: 18
    +4
    This is not good. But, to relieve tension - (not sexual) - catch.
    1. DEPARTMENT
      DEPARTMENT 25 September 2017 13: 46
      +2
      Well, you are VERESK, a cool charge ... I like it, it’s beating right in the soul!
      And here I am telling you about the topic of the article ... We can’t be intimidated by ANYTHING already!

      Oh, I would have danced right now .. And then to the intensive care unit! fellow
      1. HEATHER
        HEATHER 25 September 2017 14: 01
        +2
        I’ll give them reanimation! You don’t write yourself off. We, though old people, can still do something. In relation to the girls. Well, there to give flowers ... fellow
        1. DEPARTMENT
          DEPARTMENT 25 September 2017 14: 11
          +1
          Quote: VERESK
          I’ll give them reanimation! You don’t write yourself off. We, though old people, can still do something. In relation to the girls. Well, there to give flowers ... fellow

          Okay, we’ll also wait and the youth will teach the mind to the mind ..... Oh, I wanted to dance right in the tavern! Feel the girls .. ha ha ha .. Liberastov kick, well, wave with the Caucasians ..
          Now only with a gun .. heh heh (just kidding)
          1. HEATHER
            HEATHER 25 September 2017 14: 15
            +2
            Feel the girls.Well, this is you, Mikhan, not in public. But then the rivals can take a break, how will we brush it off?
            1. DEPARTMENT
              DEPARTMENT 25 September 2017 14: 50
              +1
              Quote: VERESK
              then the opponents take a break, how will we wave it?

              Get out, not the first time we fight to the death ... Under such a song of the Strip sector, you can pull the drafts and the "massacre" started ... And then let them stomp! .. fellow
          2. HEATHER
            HEATHER 25 September 2017 14: 40
            +2
            Now only with a gun .. heh heh (just kidding) Fists, already a problem. Only with a gun. Desirable 7,62. Or just- "Caliber."
  3. Pan_hrabio
    Pan_hrabio 25 September 2017 11: 20
    +2
    By the way, as seen from an earlier article
    https://topwar.ru/100118-mnogocelevaya-apl-uss-il
    linois-ssn-786-novinka-vms-ssha-ee-perspektivy.ht
    ml
    and a new one that does not require a sealed room, a sonar, and new launchers borrowed from Ohio and taking up less space are associated with cheaper production.
    1. killganoff
      killganoff 25 September 2017 11: 52
      +3
      Quote: noviczok
      By the way, as seen from an earlier article
      https://topwar.ru/100118-mnogocelevaya-apl-uss-il
      linois-ssn-786-novinka-vms-ssha-ee-perspektivy.ht
      ml
      and a new one that does not require a sealed room, a sonar, and new launchers borrowed from Ohio and taking up less space are associated with cheaper production.

      Sonar never required an airtight room, it must be immersed, direct contact with the environment is determined by the principle of operation of these systems. The launchers were borrowed from the Elk modernized in the 90s, which allowed preserving the geometric dimensions and contours of the hull to cram 12 runway for the Kyrgyz Republic.
      1. Pan_hrabio
        Pan_hrabio 25 September 2017 13: 12
        0
        As for the fact that the sonar logically should be in contact with water, I agree. But from

        The absence of the need to create a sealed base filled with air, significantly reduced the cost of production of the bow of the boat.


        https://topwar.ru/100118-mnogocelevaya-apl-uss-il
        linois-ssn-786-novinka-vms-ssha-ee-perspektivy.ht
        ml


        The other big change you can see in the above diagram is switching from an air-backed sonar sphere to a water-backed Large Aperture Bow (LAB) array. (Google translation: Another big change that you can see in the above diagram is the transition from a sonar protected airspace to an array of large Aperture LAB magnifiers.)


        http://www.navsource.org/archives/08/08784.htm

        it follows that some air involvement in this particular sonar took place. I can be wrong and will gladly get acquainted with other information.

        Similarly with the new launchers. By the same links:

        new multipurpose submarines should be equipped with launchers borrowed from the Ohio strategic submarine modernization project.


        The most obvious change is the switch from 12 vertical launch tubes, to 12 missiles in 2 tubes that use technology from the Ohio Class special forces / strike SSGN program (Google translation: The most obvious change is the transition from 12 vertical launch tubes, to 12 2-pipe missiles that use Ohio class special forces technology / SSGN percussion program.)


        From the same Wikipedia it follows that the Los Angeles submarines did receive similar launchers, but from the information I found it follows that in this case they are still more unified with those installed on the Ohio.

        By no means am I going to mindlessly persist in my own way, just as an ordinary reader of Military Review I see just such information. If I am mistaken, I will be happy to find out where.
  4. Boa kaa
    Boa kaa 25 September 2017 11: 22
    +8
    NOT good news for us. It remains only to hope that the Ash-trees laid down in Sevmash will rhythmically and regularly surrender to the fleet. Well, it's time to think about the Husky ... Otherwise, the Virgins will roll us like steep slopes.
    1. rudolff
      rudolff 25 September 2017 12: 45
      +5
      Hi Boa! I have been hoping for these Ash-trees since the 90s, since the first time I saw the Severodvinsk case on a slipway. A quarter of a century has passed, and as he was alone, it is today ...
      1. NEXUS
        NEXUS 25 September 2017 13: 45
        +3
        Quote: rudolff
        Hi Boa! I have been hoping for these Ash-trees since the 90s, since the first time I saw the Severodvinsk case on a slipway. A quarter of a century has passed, and as he was alone, it is today ...

        Hi friend! hi
        I think that we should not rely on Ash, but on the earliest laying of the first Husky. Considering that Colombia has already begun to plan mattresses, they are planing them out while we give birth to Ash. We lag behind the adversary, 10 years behind, and even more ...
        1. rudolff
          rudolff 25 September 2017 14: 22
          +3
          Hi Andrew! I'm afraid it will be with Husky, as with the Leader, as with Kalina. No further talking room. In any case, not during my lifetime.
  5. Alexey-74
    Alexey-74 25 September 2017 11: 38
    0
    Took note. soldier
  6. Corsair0304
    Corsair0304 25 September 2017 13: 19
    0
    No matter how much we want it, how much we want it, at this stage we are not able to build boats at the same speed as America. Too different possibilities both in terms of budget and in shipyards. One hope is that our boats will be superior to the enemy by head, otherwise they will simply be crushed by numbers.
    In general, the signal is rather unpleasant. Not a week goes by so that the Shtatovs would not let anything into the water. And this is something necessarily shooting ..
    1. Vadim237
      Vadim237 26 September 2017 00: 50
      0
      Yes, we are not only incapable of building submarines at such a pace - we have been building frigates ships for 5 years, during this time they have four submarines and four destroyers with an aircraft carrier, they are letting their fleet down.
    2. Vadim237
      Vadim237 26 September 2017 00: 54
      0
      Take their pace of construction during the war with Japan, in World War II, in four years, 100 aircraft carriers built and 2500 other warships.
  7. Berkut24
    Berkut24 26 September 2017 13: 55
    0
    Whoever, but I liked the fisherman’s summer cottage in the background.
  8. Vard
    Vard 26 September 2017 18: 59
    0
    Something they were carried away by the colonial style ... this ship, as well as everything that puts the United States into operation, is intended for war with the Papuans ...
    1. Vadim237
      Vadim237 26 September 2017 21: 16
      0
      To strike with cruise missiles and fight in the open sea, with submarines and surface ships - she will be able to easily.