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American superemployers gave flow

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American superemployers gave flowAt the beginning of last week, 4 December 2017, the Americans, as usual, with fanfare and bravura speeches, conducted on the factory test trials destroyer URO "Michael Montur", the second ship of the type "Zumvolt". However, the very next day, this superfighter, resembling a giant iron and named after the "fur seal" Michael Anthony Monsur, who died in Iraq in 2006, was urgently forced back to the factory.


The fact is that when trying to give full speed in the main power plant of the ship, breakdowns occurred, the nature of which is not yet entirely clear. The developer claims that the reason is a malfunction of the induction coil, which, in turn, led to the failure of another system. Be that as it may, they decided to fix the breakdown at the shipyard, and not at sea. It’s good that the destroyer returned back under its own power. When it will be able to re-enter the sea to continue the factory sea trials, it is not clear, although representatives of the US Navy claim that the repair will not affect the plans to hand over the ship the fleet in March 2018 of the year.

Earlier, we recall, serious problems with the main power plant also arose in the lead ship in the series - the destroyer of the URO “Zumvolt”, which was accepted into the fleet of the 15 fleet in October 2016. At first, during his testing, the outboard water flooded the oil system of the main drive, after which the ship had to replace all four oil coolers, and a month after entering the US Navy, 21 November 2016, during the forcing of the Panama Canal during the transition from the Atlantic to the Pacific, his left propeller “rose”, after which the outboard water penetrated two of the four bearings of the propeller shaft and eventually the second propeller failed. The huge warship completely lost speed and hit the canal wall. The local old-timers could not recall such a spectacle.

The supersweeper was forced to be dragged through the Panama Canal with the help of tugboats, and then the ship was repaired at the Vasco Nunez de Balboa naval base located in the Canal Zone, which belongs to the National Air and Marine Service of the Ministry of Public Security of Panama. And only then “Zumvolt” returned to his native San Diego under its own power. It turned out that the water again, as before, got through the oil system, but the Americans were not able to find out the reason for this.

Even the fact that the first commander of Zumvolt became captain James Kirk - the namesake of cinema James Kirk, commander of the famous spaceship Enterprise, from the Star Trek saga did not help the head ship of the future. This is what it means to launch without observing all naval traditions, including breaking a bottle of champagne.

Currently, the Bath Iron Works is building the third and last ship of the Zumwolt type, named Lyndon B. Johnson. And initially a series of 32 ships was planned for construction, however, as the cost of creating a new type of ships and their construction increased, it was significant, and also taking into account quite a significant change in the vision of the US Navy command for waging war at sea in the foreseeable future, the number the ships required for the fleet were first reduced to 24, then to 7, and finally to 3 units.

Simultaneously with the reduction in the number of ships purchased, their cost grew. As of April 2016, the purchase cost of one ZUMVOL-type destroyer was increased to unprecedented 4,1 billion dollars (including research and development costs, without them 3,96 billion dollars), and the cost of the entire program exceeded 22,5 billion dollars. And this is despite the fact that initially, in 1998, the purchase price of one ship was planned "only" in 1,1 billion dollars. For comparison, the purchase of one multi-purpose Virginia-class nuclear submarine costs the entire fleet budget of 2,7 billion. .

In addition, these superemployers were deprived of one of the main strike weapons - ship artillery: the railgun was recently decided to stop developing, and the use of 155-mm guns for firing the latest high-precision projectile type LRLAP (Long Range Land Attack Projectile) was questionable due to the excessive cost of the latter - under a million dollars per shell! In November 2016, representatives of the US Navy were in favor of stopping work on the LRLAP program due to the rapid growth of its budget. American sailors even began to seriously study the idea of ​​developing for liners for 155-mm guns, which ensure the firing of 127-mm naval artillery shells in abundance. But in this case, there can be no question of the firing range in 100 km and more, which the 155-mm guns were supposed to provide.

As a result, it becomes completely incomprehensible what tasks these giant destroyers, who will have to strike weapons now there are only missiles (initially these ships — a distant echo of the “ship-arsenal” concept) —were to predominantly strike the coastal targets and detachments of enemy warships, as well as solve the air defense tasks of the formation and, to a limited extent, combat enemy submarines). But if Zumvolt can take on board the Tomahawk 80 cruise missiles (if you do not take other missiles), then the more numerous, significantly cheaper and Orly Burk URO destroyers of the last modification - 96 "tomahawks." However, Zumvolt can place anti-aircraft guided missiles in its launchers up to 320, but an anti-aircraft missile for 4 billion dollars, and only three copies, is too much even for the huge US military budget. What is interesting, initially it was about launchers not with 80, but with 128 cells, but, as always, something went wrong ...

Given all the above, it is not surprising that today the main enemies of ZUMVOL-class destroyers are not across the ocean, but in Washington: many representatives of the legislative and executive branches are shocked by such a “miracle weapon”.

“The Zumvolt type destroyer of the DDG-1000 project is a good example of how the program ultimately goes beyond the originally approved budget, implementation dates and declared characteristics,” emphasizes Senator John McCain. “The cost of DDG-1000 has grown so much that, instead of 32, we can afford to buy only three ships.”

And here you can't argue with Senator McCain. In addition, several years ago, information was leaked to the press that secret military intelligence reports in 15 indicated that giant destroyers were seriously vulnerable to new high-precision missiles produced in countries attributed by the Pentagon to America’s potential or existing enemies. Simply put, in the event of a war on "zumvolty" it will be possible to easily sell tickets "one way".
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  1. Rock616
    Rock616 16 December 2017 15: 42
    +8
    So I always said (rogues and libroids) who love to attach as an example that mattresses have a budget (military) ten or more times more, which can be answered even with this article ... fellow Although I remember pearls when the Ministry of Defense of mattresses bought sledgehammers (KUVALDY KARL !!!) for a few thousand Baku apiece !!!!!!
    And, one artillery shell "Paladin" called "Excalibur" costs 60 thousand Baku !!! belay
    P / S. So that we can only "learn" how to cut loot, who would not say that from libroid lovers of mattresses .... wink
    But I think all mattresses need to say thanks! The right way to go! drinks good yes
    1. Rurikovich
      Rurikovich 16 December 2017 16: 10
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      Quote: Rock616
      And, one artillery shell "Paladin" called "Excalibur" costs 60 thousand Baku !!!

      One Zamvolta shell costs 800 Baku wink tongue
      Our embezzlers in comparison with the state sawers like children are small and snotty laughing
      1. Chertt
        Chertt 16 December 2017 17: 17
        +5
        Quote: Rurikovich
        Our embezzlers in comparison with the state sawers like children are small and snotty

        Which country, such and corrupt
    2. Vadim237
      Vadim237 16 December 2017 21: 43
      +4
      And we have one guided missile worth a million rubles.
      1. meGrail
        meGrail 19 December 2017 02: 16
        +1
        To whom it is interesting here, the main thing is to count the US denyuzhku and poke a finger at them, such as "Well fools!"
        And the fact that the weapon, which is produced in a small series, is very expensive, due to R&D and “military” manufacture, many of the commentators either do not know, or do not guess ..
    3. Trotil42
      Trotil42 17 December 2017 13: 36
      11
      Learning how to cut the budget .... Do we have mattresses? Six times ha = ha ... we could only build the Zenith arena at the price of a destroyer (and even that is rubbish quality ... however it will crumble) ...! trillion rubles (1 \ 16 of the budget) went to the reorganization of two banks ... we’re still going to sanitize ... Wait, it's called that ... Gref sold assets in Ukraine for a ridiculous price which he is embarrassed to name ... despite the fact that Ukraine spoke about the state of war with Russia .. but the Sberbank continued to finance the Poroshenko regime ... it’s just that our sledgehammers and shells don’t even bother ...
  2. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 16 December 2017 16: 15
    +2
    Ours still go steal so much ... Still strive and strive ... laughing
  3. Dead duck
    Dead duck 16 December 2017 18: 34
    13
    The fact is that when trying to give full speed in the main power plant of the ship, breakdowns occurred, the nature of which is not yet entirely clear. The developer claims that the reason is a malfunction of the induction coil

    We know their coils and engines ...

    So with the air defense he is not all right ... the radar is not what they wanted ... request
  4. TOR2
    TOR2 16 December 2017 19: 42
    +2
    On November 21, 2016, during the crossing of the Panama Canal during the transition from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific, its left propeller “got up”, after which the seawater penetrated into two of the four bearings of the propeller shaft and, as a result, the second propeller also failed. The huge warship completely lost its course and hit the channel wall.
    I wonder what type of propeller shaft bearings nor this "wunderwafer". If the slip, and water got there, then as captain Vrungel said: "scanaaaal."
  5. The Siberian barber
    The Siberian barber 16 December 2017 19: 50
    +7
    ... when trying to give full speed in the main power plant of the ship, breakdowns occurred, the nature of which is not yet entirely clear. ...

    Americans, we must take an example from us:
    No engines - no engine damage (
  6. Conductor
    Conductor 16 December 2017 23: 45
    +5
    Children's diseases, but what? This year 2 planes fell from Kuzi.
  7. sgapich
    sgapich 17 December 2017 01: 20
    +6
    The article is about "USS Michael Monsoor" (DDG-1001), and in the photo "USS Zumwalt" (DDG-1000).

    Quote: Rock616
    ... And, one shell for the Paladin artillery called "Excalibur" costs 60 thousand Baku !!! ...

    Unfortunately, our Krasnopol (KM-1) and Krasnopol-M2 (KM-2) are not cheaper ...
    1. Alexey RA
      Alexey RA 18 December 2017 15: 59
      +1
      Quote: sgapich
      Unfortunately, our Krasnopol (KM-1) and Krasnopol-M2 (KM-2) are not cheaper ...

      EMNIP, the cost of "Krasnopol" is about 70 kilobaks.
  8. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 17 December 2017 06: 08
    +2
    The tank lives on the battlefield, it seems 4 minutes. This destroyer, with such reliability, will not survive so much. Just kidding.
    For life he has - the flight time of the rocket. (He will not see, he will not appreciate the danger, he will not maneuver, he will not aim, he will not knock him down ...)
    A weapon is not a button, it must be reliable and sledge hammer resistant.
    The Americans either did not play enough in childhood, or realizing that the war was not real, they stupidly saw grandmothers (but not to the same extent. Today, a diaper for a ship, tomorrow a toilet?)
    1. Boa kaa
      Boa kaa 17 December 2017 12: 57
      +4
      Quote: Mavrikiy
      For life he has - the flight time of the rocket. (He will not see, he will not appreciate the danger, he will not maneuver, he will not aim, he will not knock him down ...)

      These are littoral ships, that is, the coastal zone ... And the tactics of their use are somewhat different from other naval combatants.
      For example, everyone shouts about aircraft carriers that they will be destroyed at once: they will cover with a swarm of anti-ship missiles - and an amba! But the AVM will not even come to the frontier of using anti-ship missiles until general-purpose forces knock out the carriers of these anti-ship missiles ... So it is with Zumwalt. Axes and aircraft will re-plow all naval bases, shake up large and small ships with anti-ship missiles at sea, and only then, before the start of the DesO landing, they will pick up these arsenals. And they will finish off the newly discovered and reconnoitered goals of the first RU ... Somehow they will most likely use them in the second echelon during the "invasion" operation ... And most likely at the Pacific MTVD ... Maybe North Korea, or maybe and the PRC itself will be honored with such an “honor” ... And it’s not necessary for the Amy to trample on their marines: the disputed islands in China like fleas on a sloppy cat. Here on these "cats" amas may well be trained ... on occasion, of course.
      IMHO.
      1. Sergey-8848
        Sergey-8848 17 December 2017 15: 16
        +2
        And all this time the defending side will silently watch all this beating? The picture on the display of the chiefs of staff will be markedly different from your kindly drawn picture.
        1. Boa kaa
          Boa kaa 17 December 2017 15: 54
          +3
          Quote: Sergey-8848
          And all this time the defending side will silently watch all this beating?

          Why "watch"? He will fight, as befits a clash. That's just “Zumwalt” in the range of weapons will not be ... And when the threat of anti-ship missiles is reduced to acceptable - they will fit in the RBD ... It has always been with the “advantage” of the attacking side in the forces. A normal operation commander always has a reserve of forces and forces of success development. Or have you been taught this at your educational institutions?
          Tady "OH!" bully
          1. Sergey-8848
            Sergey-8848 17 December 2017 16: 04
            +2
            “OH” of course, it will come if our naval commanders overslept, as well as if these same “Zumwaltes” join the series (as it should, developing and modernizing).
            Yes, and the most extreme argument for protecting the territory and the coast should not be forgotten. And the parties considered by the Pentagon as an adversary have this argument. Therefore, we are still alive, probably.
            1. In100gram
              In100gram 17 December 2017 20: 38
              +2
              Quote: Sergey-8848
              these same "Zumwalt" will stand in a series (as expected, developing and modernizing).

              All three pieces? Moreover, they refused from the railgun. Arly Burke is much more efficient and cheaper. Like our Karakurt
  9. HEATHER
    HEATHER 17 December 2017 08: 33
    +2
    Monthly periods have gone.
  10. Rock616
    Rock616 17 December 2017 14: 10
    +1
    Quote: Vadim237
    And we have one guided missile worth a million rubles.

    Can I have proofs? and preferably with conversion to rubles
    P / S. Accidentally put you like ... But you can’t cancel ...
  11. seacap
    seacap 17 December 2017 15: 43
    +1
    Tupolev also said that a beautiful plane flies well. You can apply it to a ship, a beautiful ship goes well, the crew loves and cherishes it, but how can you like this trough, aesthetic and navigational horror? otherwise they will not give more.
  12. Forever so
    Forever so 17 December 2017 18: 25
    +1
    All this is garbage, the main thing is money received, divided and disposed of, and no one promised a long voyage.
  13. shinobi
    shinobi 18 December 2017 01: 32
    0
    Always like this! The more screams and noise in the press, the more modest the result.
  14. kvs207
    kvs207 18 December 2017 08: 18
    +1
    "That's what launching means without observing all naval traditions, including breaking a bottle of champagne."

    Probably out of fear of breaking through laughing
  15. gladcu2
    gladcu2 18 December 2017 14: 01
    0
    Well, the article confirms only one fact.

    The US state has lost sovereignty.

    It’s good that Russia and China are still sovereign states.