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New American icebreakers may be equipped with heavy weapons

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New icebreakers for the US Coast Guard, which are currently under development, for the first time can be equipped with heavy weapons, including cruise missiles, reports TASS a message from The Washington Times.




According to the newspaper, Admiral Paul Zuckunft, commander of the Coast Guard, speaking at a symposium of the Association of surface forces in Virginia last week, said that the first of six planned icebreakers could be commissioned in 5 years, and its construction would cost less than $ 1 billion

We were able to reduce our estimated costs and reserve space, weight and energy to equip ships with weapons in case the world changes in the next five years, 10 or even 15 years,
said the commander.

Zukunft did not specify what specific weapons are in question, but “earlier he was in favor of deploying cruise missiles on icebreakers,” the newspaper notes.

The publication emphasizes that "at present, the US Coast Guard has only three icebreakers, one of which is mainly used for scientific research, Russia has at its disposal at least 40 icebreakers, including four with a nuclear power plant."

“Opponents of the idea of ​​equipping icebreakers with armaments believe that this can be perceived by Moscow as Washington’s intention to fight for the Arctic,” adds the publication.
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  1. newcomer
    newcomer 19 January 2018 12: 35
    +4
    naturally! behind us, "sensually in a hurry."
    1. Going
      Going 19 January 2018 12: 52
      +3
      For so many years they were happy with everything and suddenly began to fuss, an easy way to get extra. financing and scare the whole world with Russian aggression.
      1. newcomer
        newcomer 19 January 2018 12: 58
        +2
        and not only. Hi Victor Yankee toad presses that they did not put a paw on our North, did not have time, and this is against the background of the development of our Arctic Forces and NSR. they get ready for a tight sumo with us.
        1. Going
          Going 19 January 2018 13: 01
          +3
          Hi Garik! hi , they all overslept safely, and now they are trying to seize the initiative, so the flag is in their hands.
          1. axxenm
            axxenm 19 January 2018 14: 21
            +1
            Quote: Going
            they all overslept safely, and now they are trying to seize the initiative, so the flag is in their hands.

            overslept what?
            transfer of Russian territory in the arctic of norway and now also want
            chop off anything from Russia,
            while the comprador company has not yet been removed from power?
        2. Monos
          Monos 19 January 2018 18: 46
          +6
          Quote: newbie
          they get ready for a tight “sumo" with us.

          smile Let them catch up first ... laughing
          1. jjj
            jjj 19 January 2018 21: 42
            +2
            We and trawlers are quickly arming themselves.
  2. weksha50
    weksha50 19 January 2018 12: 35
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    "" Opponents of the idea of ​​equipping icebreakers with weapons believe that this may be perceived by Moscow as Washington’s intention to fight for the Arctic"" ...

    Um ... And what, maybe others what thoughts come to mind ??? request
    1. zhekazs
      zhekazs 19 January 2018 12: 39
      +3
      Another stage in the global disarming strike. Discover the opportunity with their cruise missiles to approach our borders from the Arctic.
      1. Shurik70
        Shurik70 19 January 2018 12: 50
        +1
        After all, you can place a sea container on the deck of an icebreaker. And not one.
        This means that in response we can cheaply and quickly equip all civilian vessels with missiles, including icebreakers.
    2. KVU-NSVD
      KVU-NSVD 19 January 2018 12: 43
      +4
      This is not so much for the struggle for the Arctic as for the struggle with Russia for the Arctic, because in the Arctic there are no more candidates for the use of cruise missiles, Toli will still be in the struggle for resources and strategic advantages of this part of the planet
      1. KVU-NSVD
        KVU-NSVD 19 January 2018 12: 47
        +4
        However, we are doing the same thing and equipping the ships of the Arctic zone with strike weapons is even easier than for the Americans - to put containers with the Club on the deck and give them target designations
    3. Rusland
      Rusland 19 January 2018 13: 10
      +9
      This is all from powerlessness and anger.
  3. Dormidont
    Dormidont 19 January 2018 12: 36
    +1
    Our American partners will never have new icebreakers
    1. Vadim237
      Vadim237 19 January 2018 19: 36
      +1
      What is this conclusion based on?
  4. novel66
    novel66 19 January 2018 12: 39
    +3
    whoo! and ours all insist that we don’t need weapons on icebreakers, they just ashamed everything, but the stripes don’t hesitate
    1. Serg65
      Serg65 19 January 2018 12: 41
      +7
      Quote: novel xnumx
      and ours all say that we don’t need weapons on icebreakers

      laughing But at the same time reserve a place for weapons!
      In the photo is the Healy icebreaker, but the most interesting thing is what is the "crow's nest" above the navigation bridge?
      1. novel66
        novel66 19 January 2018 12: 46
        +2
        the lighthouse seems to send signals when it freezes into the ice
        1. Serg65
          Serg65 19 January 2018 12: 48
          +6
          Quote: novel xnumx
          when signals freeze into the ice

          laughing To whom to send, to white bears ???? With the number of 3 icebreakers, sending signals is useless wink
          1. novel66
            novel66 19 January 2018 12: 57
            +4
            a magician will fly to them, with an X-22 rocket
            1. Svarog51
              Svarog51 19 January 2018 14: 05
              +3
              ... and rescues from the ice captivity, however, it will sink to the bottom, but this is already a cost. wink
      2. Aristarkh Lyudvigovich
        Aristarkh Lyudvigovich 19 January 2018 12: 47
        0
        Quote: novel xnumx
        and ours all insist that we don’t need weapons on icebreakers, we’ve just shamed everything,

        Our patrolmen of the 22350 project of ice class are building now.

        1. Krasnoyarsk
          Krasnoyarsk 20 January 2018 20: 24
          0
          [quote = Aristarkh Ludwigovich] [quote = novel66] and ours all insist that we don’t need weapons on icebreakers, they just shamed everything, [/ quote]
          Our patrolmen of the 22350 project of ice class are building now.
          And how many years, 7 or 10, will pass before they raise Andreevsky on the first?
          1. Aristarkh Lyudvigovich
            Aristarkh Lyudvigovich 20 January 2018 20: 27
            0
            Quote: Krasnoyarsk
            And how many years, 7 or 10, will pass before they raise Andreevsky on the first?

            Admiralty shipyards are quickly building. For example, the icebreaker Ilya Muromets:
            laid 23.04.2015
            launched 10.06.2016
            commissioned 30.11.2017
            And the 22350 patrol will be quickly built, there are Russian engines.
            1. Krasnoyarsk
              Krasnoyarsk 21 January 2018 09: 25
              0
              Quote: Aristarkh Lyudvigovich
              Quote: Krasnoyarsk
              And how many years, 7 or 10, will pass before they raise Andreevsky on the first?

              Admiralty shipyards are quickly building. For example, the icebreaker Ilya Muromets:
              laid 23.04.2015
              launched 10.06.2016
              commissioned 30.11.2017
              And the 22350 patrol will be quickly built, there are Russian engines.

              I wish you were right.
      3. Paranoid50
        Paranoid50 19 January 2018 12: 47
        +1
        Quote: Serg65
        What is this "crow's nest" above the navigation bridge?

        Duc, so that Mars does not freeze. yes laughing
        1. Serg65
          Serg65 19 January 2018 12: 50
          +6
          Quote: Paranoid50
          then Mars would not freeze

          angry No, well, aren't they perverts !!!!!!
          1. novel66
            novel66 19 January 2018 12: 56
            +2
            right, let it freeze! and the black man there, the main thing!
            1. Svarog51
              Svarog51 19 January 2018 14: 02
              +3
              Roma hi Want to see the blue of the Negro cold?
              1. novel66
                novel66 19 January 2018 19: 27
                +2
                Serge hi why not white?
                1. Svarog51
                  Svarog51 20 January 2018 02: 43
                  0
                  White bears in the Arctic, Roma. And the blacks there are blue from fear and cold. lol
  5. Maz
    Maz 19 January 2018 12: 39
    +1
    Yes, even with sails,
  6. Berber
    Berber 19 January 2018 12: 39
    +4
    Now they will develop icebreakers for thirty years. So who is technologically retarded? As a result, another “Zamvolt” will be released.
  7. rocket757
    rocket757 19 January 2018 12: 42
    +4
    Yankee Wishlist is getting thicker and longer;
    1. Lexus
      Lexus 20 January 2018 19: 48
      +1
      Just in Israel, the rabbis again parted. You can send a large part from there to the states. lol
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 20 January 2018 20: 18
        +3
        The children are certainly big, but they played up like children ... in short, the proposal is suitable.
        Listen, can we still have such specialists who cut eunuchs for harems ???
        Merin, unlike a stallion, is a peaceful creature !!!
        Can we go to the Pentagon and the administration of the chosen ones to send such a specialist ???
        The world will immediately be calmer !!!
        1. Lexus
          Lexus 20 January 2018 20: 31
          +2
          And what? You can "cash out" prepayment for the S-400 at the perdogan. repeat
          1. rocket757
            rocket757 20 January 2018 20: 42
            +3
            Right !!! Well, consider the Sultan, although the former, but the Ottoman Empire ... and there were such specialists there, at that fact !!!
            Moreover, he is with the Yankees as if "on knives" !!! So he has a little sharp, let him share!
            1. Lexus
              Lexus 20 January 2018 20: 49
              +2
              Moreover, he is with the Yankees as if "on knives" !!! So he has a little sharp, let him share!

              Dr. Freud "nervously smokes on the sidelines"

              good laughing
              1. rocket757
                rocket757 20 January 2018 21: 13
                +3
                Dreams Dreams. Let's leave Freud to relax on the sidelines, especially in the east our ... fantasies about the beautiful houri and sherbet rivers.
                Wait for a shortcut from our floor ... at least naive. One thing is calming and reassuring, all of their hoteliers are VERY expensive and it takes a lot of time for Schaub to implement such plans !!!
  8. Every
    Every 19 January 2018 13: 00
    +2
    “Opponents of the idea of ​​equipping icebreakers with armaments believe that this can be perceived by Moscow as Washington’s intention to fight for the Arctic,” adds the publication.

    And how else can such actions be perceived? You might think in the Arctic there are other major players besides Russia.
    This region is extremely important for Russia. And not just because of the resources.
    This is the shortest flight path of missiles to North America.
    By ice it’s very convenient to hide strategic submarines, there is such a cacophony of sounds due to the constant movement of ice floes that it is possible to detect submarines only by chance.
    And you can’t forget about the Northern Sea Route, the ice is melting, navigation is simplified, and the path itself passes by our shores, i.e. Russia becomes the sole owner of this path.
  9. loginovich
    loginovich 19 January 2018 13: 25
    +1
    The battle for Artik continues.
  10. Forcecom
    Forcecom 19 January 2018 13: 58
    +2
    The publication emphasizes that "at present, the US Coast Guard has only three icebreakers, one of which is mainly used for scientific research, Russia has at its disposal at least 40 icebreakers, including four with a nuclear power plant."

    As I understand it, the Yankees in their repertoire - they compare the number of icebreakers of their Coast Guard and the total number of icebreakers in the Russian Federation to create a better effect.
    But how terrible it should be to senators and taxpayers - they should immediately give money. And a lot.
  11. gromoboj
    gromoboj 19 January 2018 15: 23
    0
    Arctic oil and gas beckon. And you can cram so many weapons into an icebreaker.
    1. Kondratko
      Kondratko 19 January 2018 19: 55
      0
      "Arctic oil and gas beckon."
      Oh yes, it’s probably very sad for them that 3/14ndos in the Arctic have no kindred spirits (penguins), there’s no one to bet on, there are only white bears — you won’t throw a wedge everywhere, you don’t really impose democracy, it’s not Papuans, they can even turn up one or two. )))
  12. Izotovp
    Izotovp 19 January 2018 20: 23
    +1
    I don’t know about cruise missiles, but an icebreaker, especially an atomic-tidbit, therefore anti-torpedo and anti-sabotage SAMs would not hurt our icebreakers.
  13. Metallurg_2
    Metallurg_2 19 January 2018 21: 35
    0
    A large ship with heavy weapons and a torpedo should be prepared accordingly)))