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US will build an icebreaker to "play in the same league" with Russia in the Arctic

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The US Navy and the Coast Guard have posted a joint request for proposals for the development of an icebreaker. Reports about it Business Insider.


The request is submitted for the "design of parts, design and construction" of a single vessel. Proposals are accepted until December 11. The contract is likely to include services related to the operation and maintenance of the icebreaker. For these purposes, the 2018 million dollars has been included in the draft USN Coast Guard budget for the fiscal year. Construction of the vessel is scheduled to begin in 19 year, and completed in 2019-m.

US will build an icebreaker to "play in the same league" with Russia in the Arctic


The US icebreaking fleet is relatively small. The Coast Guard has three ships, of which only two are on the move. Another vessel is at the disposal of the National Science Foundation. The Russian icebreaking fleet, in turn, includes more than 40 ships.
Russia's activity in the Arctic has long been a matter of concern for the American authorities and the military, the author argues.

Now we are not even playing with Russia in the same league. We do not play this game at all.
- he leads a statement by Coast Guard Admiral Paul Tsukunfta.

In recent years, Russia has begun an active economic development of its northern territories, including the development of hydrocarbon production and the Northern Sea Route, which is increasingly becoming an alternative to traditional routes from Europe to Asia. To protect the interests of Moscow in the Arctic, a whole range of measures, including of a military nature, is directed, as from the NATO member countries there is increased attention to the region. President Vladimir Putin declared that Russia would not disregard the activity of the American armed forces in the Arctic, reports RIA News
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  1. hrych
    hrych 20 October 2017 17: 43
    26
    Let's hope that by the 2023 year of that USA we will no longer see wassat
    1. Vend
      Vend 20 October 2017 17: 45
      +9
      Quote: hrych
      Let's hope that by the 2023 year of that USA we will no longer see wassat

      It would be nice, but in any case, one icebreaker will not do the weather.
      1. Zibelew
        Zibelew 20 October 2017 17: 51
        10
        Quote: hrych
        by 2023 we will not see that USA

        Better not to guess. But it’s better to protect the penguins from democracy.
        1. reservist
          reservist 20 October 2017 18: 04
          13
          protect penguins from democracy

          We'll have to bring penguins from Antarctica to protect them later.
          But ... For your money - any whim. yes
          1. Zibelew
            Zibelew 20 October 2017 18: 16
            +8
            Thanks for the clarification. I forgot that in our Arctic polar bears instead of penguins.

            1. dubovitskiy.1947
              dubovitskiy.1947 20 October 2017 18: 28
              +3
              Quote: Zibelew
              Thanks for the clarification. I forgot that in our Arctic polar bears instead of penguins.

              Is he asking to sleep?
              1. Zibelew
                Zibelew 20 October 2017 18: 31
                +1
                Food is asking.
                1. Zibelew
                  Zibelew 20 October 2017 18: 32
                  +7
                  Anyway, someone will serve
                  1. Shurik70
                    Shurik70 20 October 2017 22: 13
                    +1
                    "The United States will build an icebreaker," it's the same as "Russia will build an aircraft carrier with a displacement of 60 tons."
                    We can build it, and even we have one (1985th year of release), but how many subtleties you have to find and learn only in practice.
                    1. Pivot
                      Pivot 20 October 2017 22: 50
                      0
                      When, when you do not have experience, the process resembles a walk through the forest with thorns, constantly clinging to some trifle
                    2. Archon
                      Archon 21 October 2017 05: 54
                      +1
                      And what is difficult in buying Russian specialists? They want it - they build it.
                    3. VALERIK_097
                      VALERIK_097 21 October 2017 13: 51
                      0
                      Now dismantled APPU (completely) a / l "Siberia", then a tender for disposal (cutting into metal), I already guess who will win.
                      Although I want to say, well, they will rake off hemorrhoids.
                      The most valuable thing in this ship is the hull.
              2. polkovnik manuch
                polkovnik manuch 20 October 2017 19: 23
                +6
                And there is so much garbage on board!
                1. VALERIK_097
                  VALERIK_097 21 October 2017 13: 53
                  0
                  You offer polar bears to feed through the DUK.)))))
              3. urman
                urman 20 October 2017 22: 22
                +4
                Yes, he was not surprised that the seal is so big, not a year to eat.
          2. evil partisan
            evil partisan 20 October 2017 19: 08
            +3
            Quote: reservist
            We'll have to bring penguins from Antarctica to protect them later.

            If. sad 80% of American schoolchildren are sure that penguins live both at the South and at the North Pole. lol A few years ago there was a story about this, filmed by American journalists themselves. yes
          3. Warrior-80
            Warrior-80 20 October 2017 21: 44
            0
            And who knows why there are penguins at the south pole and not at the north pole. And to match the site, from penguins you can create combat swimmers laughing
            1. Xnumx vis
              Xnumx vis 21 October 2017 07: 18
              0
              Because penguins need the firmament of the earth. The Arctic is drifting ice. Antarctic continent covered by ice. Well, in the Antarctic, more food for penguins. All krill, fish, and other food.
        2. shvn
          shvn 20 October 2017 18: 14
          +1
          Even you, sir, I think the poles have beguiled?
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        4. Zubr
          Zubr 20 October 2017 23: 10
          +1
          There are no penguins in the Arctic .. smile But there are plenty of white bears .. smile
        5. Xnumx vis
          Xnumx vis 21 October 2017 07: 13
          0
          Penguins live in the Antarctic. But we will protect them. In the Arctic, we protect the polar bears and seals with Arctic foxes ..
      2. Monos
        Monos 20 October 2017 17: 54
        11
        In general, the United States has the same relationship to the Arctic as China. Only Alaska borders on the arctic zone. Yes and that (in my opinion smile ) is a disputed territory. smile
        1. Monos
          Monos 20 October 2017 18: 02
          17
          By the way, today is the day of the military signalman! So that:
          1. Monos
            Monos 20 October 2017 18: 06
            18
            And yet, to the question of Russian naval glory:
            1. Komsomol
              Komsomol 20 October 2017 18: 13
              +6
              good Well, voooooooooooooot ........ At least someone remembered, otherwise everything was about Syrian icebreakers with Ukrainian penguins living in the USA. You listened to a brief review of news from the tele-zomboyaschik and tyrneta! laughing laughing laughing hi
      3. 79807420129
        79807420129 20 October 2017 18: 04
        11
        Now we are not even playing with Russia in the same league. We do not play this game at all.

        Though for once they told the truth.
        1. VALERIK_097
          VALERIK_097 21 October 2017 14: 01
          0
          Cross out 2 icebreakers for recycling from the infographic: one of them is the Arctic, I won’t be ashamed of the other.
      4. family tree
        family tree 20 October 2017 19: 21
        0
        lol Even Moscow-300 in Rogachi needs to be done and Sevmash with Jagra laughing
      5. volodya
        volodya 20 October 2017 19: 58
        0
        Quote: Wend
        It would be nice, but in any case, one icebreaker will not do the weather.

        Why would they go there? Their diapers will freeze! Sorry for them!
      6. 73bor
        73bor 20 October 2017 20: 42
        +1
        Right now they’ll conquer - but they are building aircraft carriers, like baking pies!
      7. VicV
        VicV 20 October 2017 22: 37
        0
        What can be designed in a year and built in 3 years will be an analogue of their existing icebreakers. It will take a scam like the ISS to build something bigger.
    2. Anarchist
      Anarchist 20 October 2017 17: 46
      19
      Let's hope that we are in 2023, at least see something ...
      With such a policy that the USA has been pursuing recently, It is entirely possible that in 2023 there will be only cockroaches ... Well, the ciliates of the chlamydomonas slippers me ...
      1. Proton
        Proton 21 October 2017 05: 15
        +1
        The world of cockroaches and syphilitic infusoria is strong, it's a straight story laughing
    3. 210ox
      210ox 20 October 2017 17: 47
      +5
      Well, that’s too optimistic. The defenders will spoil the air for a long time on the planet. And about the icebreaker .. They already have the experience of the Savannah .. [And you have already transported to the whole world. Yes, it’s quite possible. But I hope that their military is more responsible than their politicians .. And nobody wants to die either ..quote = grunt] Let's hope that by 2023 we will not see that USA wassat[/ Quote]
      1. 73bor
        73bor 20 October 2017 20: 48
        0
        Well, the Savannah is not an icebreaker! Their military went no further than politicians, the principles of cutting money are the same, and they have it legalized!
    4. Komsomol
      Komsomol 20 October 2017 17: 47
      +4
      If you want to make God laugh, tell Him about your plans ... 2023 ... As if by then there would be NO ONE ...
      1. Anarchist
        Anarchist 20 October 2017 17: 52
        15
        Quote: Komsomol
        As if by then there would be NO ANYTHING ...

        Only somewhere in the virgin forest
    5. Kent0001
      Kent0001 20 October 2017 17: 58
      +1
      It would be good. But I think they will achieve their goal.
      1. hrych
        hrych 20 October 2017 18: 01
        +2
        Quote: Kent0001
        But I think they will achieve their

        Like obama wassat
    6. DEPARTMENT
      DEPARTMENT 20 October 2017 18: 23
      +9
      Now we are not even playing with Russia in the same league. We do not play this game at all.
      - he leads a statement by Coast Guard Admiral Paul Tsukunfta.

      Late gentlemen, all places have long been crammed into the Arctic ..

      Even walruses are on our side .. heh heh
    7. Partyzan
      Partyzan 20 October 2017 19: 23
      10
      Quote: hrych
      Let's hope that by the 2023 year of that USA we will no longer see

      I hope
    8. Maz
      Maz 20 October 2017 19: 55
      +2
      We overtake them in the Arctic for twenty years, it’s not for them to survive in Syria. We have experience there, and strength, and means, and many traps for pioneers from America and Canada
    9. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 20 October 2017 20: 07
      +3
      "Let's hope that by 2023 we will not see that USA" ////

      And where will the Russians go in 2023? belay
      I hope in 2023 to see both countries - the USA and Russia, and continue to visit them from time to time.
    10. Nikolai Grek
      Nikolai Grek 20 October 2017 20: 49
      +6
      Quote: hrych
      Let's hope that by the 2023 year of that USA we will no longer see wassat

      no matter what happens to America, but the loot will be cut to the icebreaker as it should !! lol lol good good good
    11. Normal ok
      Normal ok 20 October 2017 22: 52
      0
      Quote: hrych
      Let's hope that by the 2023 year of that USA we will no longer see wassat

      Like an adult, but believe in fairy tales ......
  2. Dimontius
    Dimontius 20 October 2017 17: 46
    +7
    I am simply amazed how much the fourth power (the media) is tobbling the tail, twist the dog as they want. It was worth a couple of months to poke the local press about the greatness of the icebreaker fleet and the Russian Federation and the bottom condition of the US fleet, and then they started building. More money in RT!
    1. Kasym
      Kasym 20 October 2017 18: 00
      +4
      Dmitry, they’re about .. seventeen planning to build an icebreaking fleet, but wink aircraft carriers are more important. This one is going to be built definitely not nuclear, I wonder how much it will cost. They (abroad) had three nuclear ships in the civilian sector and all had an unenviable fate. Therefore, one project and the construction of even one atom. an icebreaker will pour out like a carrier at a price - almost sure of it hi
  3. Livonetc
    Livonetc 20 October 2017 17: 58
    +2
    Not only in the field of ballet are we ahead of the rest.
  4. Nikolay Fedorov
    Nikolay Fedorov 20 October 2017 18: 06
    +1
    “They don’t have ears from a dead donkey, not a game in the same league,” Putin said after reading an article on the VO website.
    1. shvn
      shvn 20 October 2017 18: 19
      +1
      "... after reading an article on the VO website" and especially our comments)
  5. Fedya2017
    Fedya2017 20 October 2017 18: 36
    +1
    If you want, of course they will build it, although this is not a quick thing. But shipbuilding is at their height, this cannot be taken away ... It is much more interesting that China is building icebreakers for itself, there was such infa in the media. Already attracts many to the North ... Very attracts.
    1. KCA
      KCA 20 October 2017 19: 30
      +3
      Shipbuilding, shipbuilding, hatred, icebreakers are very specific ships, for their construction experience is needed that neither the PRC nor the USA possess, unlike the Republic of Ingushetia / USSR / RF
      1. Fedya2017
        Fedya2017 20 October 2017 20: 30
        0
        Quote: KCA
        icebreakers are very specific vessels, for their construction experience is needed that neither the PRC nor the USA possess, in contrast to RI / USSR / RF

        This is so ... especially for the PRC. But the states have all the same experience, if there was a desire, they would build it. They have enough money.
  6. bald
    bald 20 October 2017 18: 43
    +6
    Yes, shy, involuntary smile without a bit of sarcasm and anger. For about 50 years, they slowed down, but honestly, apart from gold in Alaska, you were not interested in anything. Of course, over 15 years you can get used to the ice. But it’s not only the technology that makes the North - people are ordinary people who can limit themselves in everything, stay for half a year without the sun, set frosts below 70 and above and wind towards them. The experience of Russia is enormous. Yes, there were setbacks and tragedies, but we never turned away from the North - well, we have such a nature.
    1. Elevator in the building
      Elevator in the building 20 October 2017 19: 48
      +1
      But, but, "stay for six months without the sun" .. I generally adore the polar night; it’s indescribable, to wake up, look at the clock, and try to orient yourself - day / night / and what week :) no, in fact, having lived in the north for most of my life I’ll say - I was fine!
      1. urman
        urman 20 October 2017 22: 31
        +2
        Oddly enough, I tolerated the polar night better than the day; I also lived quite a few in the North.
        1. Elevator in the building
          Elevator in the building 20 October 2017 22: 46
          +1
          It’s familiar .. And now it’s “more lively at night” than during daylight hours. And “in the afternoon” I felt overwhelmed, everyone was waiting for the sunset, and “grayness” came. I can not stand these pseudo twilight .. But my wife and brother, on the contrary, could not stand the winter and, most importantly, the constant darkness .. Well, at least my son is closer to night :)
          1. urman
            urman 20 October 2017 23: 20
            +1
            Quote: Hiss
            I can not stand these pseudo twilight.

            Together with the Order of the TKZ, my father was given a 24-hour polar wall clock, a terrible shortage, my mother was most glad, at 22 she hung windows, turned on the lights, and at 7 00 the curtains opened.
      2. bald
        bald 20 October 2017 23: 20
        +1
        You know, this is definitely beyond words - alone, without a trunk along the tributaries of Narilka.
  7. APASUS
    APASUS 20 October 2017 18: 57
    +1
    Why should the Americans play with us in the same league? I understand Canada and the United States has only Alaska in the North, their interests are located much south
    1. NKT
      NKT 20 October 2017 20: 38
      0
      Their interests are the whole planet, they are a stopper in every barrel.
      1. APASUS
        APASUS 20 October 2017 20: 42
        0
        Quote: NKT
        Their interests are the whole planet, they are a stopper in every barrel.

        There the problem is, polar bears cannot be lured with promises of democracy and freebies, one will have to face the Russians
  8. Berkut24
    Berkut24 20 October 2017 19: 14
    0
    The US icebreaking fleet is relatively small. The Coast Guard has three ships, of which only two are on the move. Another vessel is at the disposal of the National Science Foundation. The Russian icebreaking fleet, in turn, includes more than 40 ships.

    Even having built a new icebreaker, playing in the same league with Russia will not work. So far, only a box for the kids in the yard ...
  9. 3vs
    3vs 20 October 2017 19: 15
    +1
    Maybe our shipbuilders will participate in the tender, it will cost the Americans less! lol
  10. polkovnik manuch
    polkovnik manuch 20 October 2017 19: 37
    0
    To start designing does not mean to do it! To compete with Russia in this matter is a waste of time. Thank God, GDP together with S, Shoigu and the ministers-patriots have already been "taken care of" on a large number of aspects of the problem of protecting the polar borders of Russia.
  11. Kerensky
    Kerensky 20 October 2017 19: 39
    +2
    Something pulled everyone to the North. Have you found Hyperborea?
  12. andron-30
    andron-30 20 October 2017 19: 43
    +1
    to build a coastal icebreaker to decide your interests in Artik? where and how? how America rolls
  13. urman
    urman 20 October 2017 22: 38
    +2
    Well, this is what these semi ... pulls to the North? Well, they would ride on their Mustangs in Texas.
    Where are the Americans and where is the NORTH? Although there is no way, diapers, they freeze to one place, at the same time they will bring bio toilets to themselves, they will bite their cola, etc.
  14. Lganhi
    Lganhi 21 October 2017 01: 35
    +1
    In the USA, an icebreaker is simply not needed. Boston, the northernmost major port in the mainland USA on the East Coast, is located south of Sochi, and the bay does not freeze there. Seattle, the northernmost port on the Pacific coast, has a subtropical climate, with an average January temperature of +6, which is comparable to the average January temperature in Sochi. Even in Alaska, the southern coast does not freeze, as it is heated by the warm Alaskan current. In Anchorage, the average January temperature is -8, the sea does not freeze there, just as the sea does not freeze in Murmansk due to the warm North Atlantic current. Well, only a few thousand Eskimos live on the northern coast of Alaska, for them it’s simply unprofitable to build an icebreaker fleet, it’s cheaper to import everything in the summer.
  15. Tolik_74
    Tolik_74 21 October 2017 22: 34
    +1
    Quote: hrych
    Let's hope that by the 2023 year of that USA we will no longer see wassat

    I hope in five years to "tear" the button accordion at the wake of the United States and Nat.
  16. IQ12NHJ21az
    IQ12NHJ21az 21 October 2017 22: 58
    0
    The media reported that the Defense Ministry, or rather the Navy will soon receive its own military icebreaker. Already went to sea for testing. And the North does not give everyone peace. Everyone wants to chop off a piece, but, but already there for a long time we and the Moscow Region have been carrying out active gestures from which both NATO and US staff have combed.