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The US Navy does not have time to repair warships

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The US Navy lacks hundreds of millions of dollars this year to finance ship repair. As rely on navy, in 2020, the bill will go into billions, jeopardizing the increase in combat readiness and routine maintenance of ships. It is reported by Defense News.




At a Senate hearing, representatives of the Navy explained that this year the financial deficit under this item is $ 977 million, and next year it will increase by another $ 810 million. At the same time, a shortage of funds arose at a time when the defense budget reached a record $ 750 billion $ 4 billion is allocated to the Pentagon for extraordinary expenses, but they arise every time new problems are discovered in shipyards during the repair process.

The ship service planned for this year threatens to snowball on the growing mass of deferred repairs [...] In later years, you may have to sacrifice necessary repairs to pay for services that will be transferred next year

- notes the designated American edition.

As it indicates, problems with delays and delays in servicing pennants of the US Navy are called a “suppuration factor.” If we evaluate the general state of affairs, it is enough to pay attention to Los Angeles-class multipurpose nuclear submarines: without financial support, there was a major overhaul of three submarines - Boise, Hartford and Columbus, although this is justified by a lack of capacities (which, it is alleged, are primarily oriented to modernize Ohio-type submarines).

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  1. Shine
    Shine 21 August 2019 02: 58
    +2
    Rotting slowly.
    1. Ross xnumx
      Ross xnumx 21 August 2019 04: 03
      +13
      The US Navy does not have time to repair warships

      The situation described by the Russian proverb:
      To some, the pearls are small, and to others, the soup is liquid.
      1. Su24
        Su24 21 August 2019 15: 44
        +1
        Quote: ROSS 42
        The US Navy does not have time to repair warships

        The situation described by the Russian proverb:
        To some, the pearls are small, and to others, the soup is liquid.


        not in the eyebrow, but in the eye)
    2. Siberia 75
      Siberia 75 21 August 2019 05: 31
      +5
      Russia of course 67 pieces of destroyers is not necessary, but a couple of dozen would not hurt
      1. Su24
        Su24 21 August 2019 15: 45
        +2
        At least 5-6 pieces per SF and Pacific Fleet. + The top ten 22350.
  2. Prokhorov
    Prokhorov 21 August 2019 03: 22
    -21
    Poor American Navy!
    And anyone in the Russian General Staff wondered why Russia needs these "aircraft carrier killers"?
    The Russian Federation stupidly has no places where these aircraft carriers can be dangerous.
    To bomb a dying Vladivostok? He himself soon, that ...
    The Swedes will not let them gently into the Baltic.
    Soft but persistent. The Swedes are able to convince even the American admirals.
    The Bosphorus, too, is closed to nuclear ships, and no membership in NATO will change Turkey’s position. Contracts must be fulfilled, Turkey is still alive.
    Why does Russia need these "aircraft carrier killers"? To cut money on their construction?
    To provide work for officers who, with their brains, could become millionaires anyway?
    1. Avior
      Avior 21 August 2019 07: 09
      +9
      . The Bosphorus, too, is closed to nuclear ships, and no membership in NATO will change Turkey’s position. Contracts must be fulfilled, Turkey is still alive.


      Well yes. What else could be prohibited in the 1936 convention, if not the passage of nuclear ships. From them then did not pierce the seas was smile
      1. Prokhorov
        Prokhorov 23 August 2019 16: 43
        0
        Any nuclear ships and ships are prohibited from entering the Black Sea, from the word "absolutely"
        1. Avior
          Avior 23 August 2019 17: 22
          +1
          Who is prohibited?
          If the Montreux Convention, then there were no nuclear ships and they could not prohibit their passage.
          https://ru.m.wikisource.org/wiki/%D0%9A%D0%BE%D0%BD%D0%B2%D0%B5%D0%BD%D1%86%D0%B8%D1%8F_%D0%BE_%D1%80%D0%B5%D0%B6%D0%B8%D0%BC%D0%B5_%D0%BF%D1%80%D0%BE%D0%BB%D0%B8%D0%B2%D0%BE%D0%B2_(%D0%B3._%D0%9C%D0%BE%D0%BD%D1%82%D1%80%D0%B5,_1936)
    2. Cyrus
      Cyrus 21 August 2019 08: 43
      +3
      If you don’t understand something, these are your and only your problems and don’t need to pass your misunderstanding as truth.
    3. bayard
      bayard 21 August 2019 15: 07
      +3
      Quote: Prokhorov
      And anyone in the Russian General Staff wondered why Russia needs these "aircraft carrier killers"?

      Quote: Prokhorov
      Why does Russia need these "aircraft carrier killers"? To cut money on their construction?

      "Don't you dare build a fleet !!! America is already suffocating from the arms race !!!" bully good
      The "hegemon" is very sad ...
      - the aircraft is falling apart, according to 10 - 12 squadrons (each 24 fighter) are written off every year because of disrepair.
      - the fleet is aging and rusting, overworking from worldwide presence, but there is no money for maintenance and updating.
      - nuclear weapons ... operational / combat-ready nuclear warheads are only a few hundred in all (both strategic nuclear forces and nuclear warheads) due to the exhaustion of the resource and the term of guaranteed storage, and there is nowhere to produce new ones. Even plutonium for the energy supply of its satellites has to be purchased from Russia (!!!).
      - armored vehicles simply sucks (heavy junk with moderate performance characteristics)
      - artillery ... look at their "Paladin" and quietly rejoice.
      - small arms ... they themselves do not like this topic.
      - resistance and training l \ s? Especially resilience and readiness for hardships and hardships No.
      But China, meanwhile, is building ships like baking pies. Washes the islands, as the strongholds of the fleet, opens the Navy abroad ... And you tell us stupid things, you already have a fighter at sea - both in the economy and in the Navy.
      Here are the Chinese and rub about the dangers of the fleet and how officers become millionaires.

      And I congratulate all colleagues on Officer's Day!
      Health and success in combat training and the development of new equipment and weapons!
    4. Su24
      Su24 21 August 2019 15: 43
      +1
      Quote: Prokhorov
      Poor American Navy!
      And anyone in the Russian General Staff wondered why Russia needs these "aircraft carrier killers"?
      The Russian Federation stupidly has no places where these aircraft carriers can be dangerous.
      To bomb a dying Vladivostok? He himself soon, that ...
      The Swedes will not let them gently into the Baltic.


      what naivety) AB is needed only to bomb the coast ?? In the same Mediterranean Sea, it is necessary to have missile ships to deter the US Sixth Fleet.
      1. Prokhorov
        Prokhorov 23 August 2019 16: 53
        -1
        Yeah, hold back, not having a single base!
        And why hold back? The 6th Fleet is not a dog on your leash; it’s better to restrain generals / admirals from wild spending.
        And you do not need to tell me about Tartus and Latakia, of which the same "bases" as the aircraft carrier from "Kuznetsov"
    5. Dimon19661
      Dimon19661 22 August 2019 12: 59
      +1
      And why did you decide that Vladivostok is dying ??? In general, something is being built and developed.
  3. Vasily Ponomarev
    Vasily Ponomarev 21 August 2019 03: 48
    0
    I don’t understand, they write here that they’ve frozen the oldest ohio, they can’t upgrade
  4. Nycomed
    Nycomed 21 August 2019 04: 18
    -2
    They managed somehow during WWII, and the British ships were also repaired at home. And already in the days of the "first cold" amount of work was not comparable at all. Conclusion: there are enough shipyards, no money, not enough qualified slaves. strength. There will be no special problems with money: I filled the machine with paper and paint and all the business. It will be more difficult with people, of course, but here the NATO countries can come to the rescue, they will send out specialists who are not in demand. This has already happened.
  5. AVA77
    AVA77 21 August 2019 05: 08
    +2
    Each country has its own unique product for sale, someone has ginseng, someone has bamboo. And America has the main product (democracy). The American army sells and delivers this product to the buyer. And what is typical, the buyer always guarantees to pay, even if this product did not order! America will not save on such a wonderful seller. And all these squeals about no money, just redistribution of profits from sales.
  6. Antidote
    Antidote 21 August 2019 05: 33
    +4
    There ships like dirt. It is not surprising that difficulties arise with a huge park.
    How nice to notice problems with neighbors without noticing your own.
  7. KVU-NSVD
    KVU-NSVD 21 August 2019 05: 42
    +6
    The Pentagon is allocated $ 4 billion for emergency expenses, but they arise every time new problems are discovered in shipyards during the repair process.
    In-in, I had the same thing last week at the car service. I drove in for little things - tighten the belt, change the oil and generally look at the pit and so on, but after examining me, they almost wanted to dissolve me for capital. Yes, so competently, you bastards, they were blowing in your ears, you will listen ... Maybe in American shipyards, such "business models" are also honored?
    1. AlexYa
      AlexYa 21 August 2019 07: 38
      0
      Naturally. Their military-industrial complex is private firms. And they are sharpened for making profit, and not for forging a "shield of the Motherland."
  8. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 21 August 2019 05: 51
    +1
    US Navy lacks hundreds of millions of dollars this year
    With such a military budget, hundreds of billions are missing? Repair of ships is postponed, combat effectiveness is reduced. Is this another "Yaroslavna's cry" or is it really that bad? But what about "I will win all"?
    1. Lord of the Sith
      Lord of the Sith 24 August 2019 01: 30
      0
      Of the 100% (750 billion) budget, only 8% (60 billion) goes to the purchase of new and repair of old weapons and equipment. The remaining 92% is the payment of benefits, pensions to veterans, support for military personnel in the post-war period, and retraining programs. Payment of salaries in the navy and aviation. And providing 700 bases around the world. These are civilian salaries, the purchase of fuel and lubricants and ammunition, and any other bureaucracy.
  9. Avior
    Avior 21 August 2019 07: 10
    +2
    In the photo, Oliver Perry is standing.
  10. Vasyan1971
    Vasyan1971 21 August 2019 07: 20
    +2
    No wonder. With an increase in the number, the number of problems increases from minor repairs to global failures. Accordingly, the capacity of the service infrastructure should be increased. Vicious circle. Therefore: "In line, in line!"
  11. abc_alex
    abc_alex 21 August 2019 07: 22
    0


    the financial deficit under this item is $ 977 million, in the next it will increase by another $ 810 million.



    Damn, where do they put the money? No, it’s true that in their astronomical military budget they have everywhere a shortage of money! Where do they go?
    1. Lord of the Sith
      Lord of the Sith 24 August 2019 01: 30
      0
      Of the 100% (750 billion) budget, only 8% (60 billion) goes to the purchase of new and repair of old weapons and equipment. The remaining 92% is the payment of benefits, pensions to veterans, support for military personnel in the post-war period, and retraining programs. Payment of salaries in the navy and aviation. And providing 700 bases around the world. These are civilian salaries, the purchase of fuel and lubricants and ammunition, and any other bureaucracy.
      1. abc_alex
        abc_alex 24 August 2019 10: 48
        0
        Hmm ... Why did Clinton have enough money for all this, but now it’s not enough? The budget is almost doubled. Yes, and 60 yards a year for such a thing as planned repair and purchase is not that small. It’s just drop dead of a lot, this is one and a half of the military budget of Russia.

        And somehow I do not really believe in 690 billion, which went into retirement and salaries. And what, does money for the maintenance of military life do not include the allowance for the maintenance and repair of equipment on it? I think this is a crafty statistic ...
        1. Lord of the Sith
          Lord of the Sith 24 August 2019 10: 57
          +1
          Perhaps with Clinton it was not 8% but higher, but now it is.
          Naturally, I drank a lot of 690 billion. Under Clinton, there were also problems, it was under him that strategists stopped repairing, and under Obama, for example, A-10 attack aircraft decided to write off. And now, all the same, they are upgrading the 280 A-10 wings. If I don’t confuse 1,8 billion dollars. Also under Clinton, the construction of the Abrams was stopped. started modernization programs.
          About aviation statistics recently released. U.S. Air Force Readiness Chart for 2017 and 2018.
  12. AlexYa
    AlexYa 21 August 2019 07: 35
    -1
    They have almost no skilled workers. Hence the failures in the production of high-tech products. Whatever designers come up with, whatever technologies they invent, in the end, everything depends on production.
    1. ROSS_51
      ROSS_51 21 August 2019 21: 21
      0
      Have you described our military industry now?
      There is no lack of funding, and the defense order is constantly failing due to a lack of capacities and qualified specialists.
      1. AlexYa
        AlexYa 2 September 2019 21: 14
        0
        Yah? How recently did the United States launch a new nuclear submarine? When was the last tank built? Ship? Where are their nuclear icebreakers? How long will the obsolete Patriot be used from the moment it was born? I can give many more examples.
        1. ROSS_51
          ROSS_51 2 September 2019 23: 45
          0
          What does it mean for how long? The United States is now building a series of Virginia nuclear submarines (8 in each slipway) to replace Los Angeles. Planned 30 pcs. This is because they have a EMNIP of 30 nuclear submarines in the ranks. You really do not compare their power with ours .. They build 5 cruisers in a row on the stocks.
          And where does the atomic icebreakers? Do they need the USA?
          Patriots are so-so of course, but they are constantly being modernized.
          What other examples will you give? What is the tonnage of the US fleet 3 times greater than ours? 2 times for cruise missiles? On military satellites, can you tell the difference?
          Patriotism is certainly a good thing, but sometimes it doesn’t interfere with a sober look to calculate how many hats we have and what to throw with them will not work.
          1. AlexYa
            AlexYa 6 September 2019 08: 19
            0
            Well, firstly, no one is going to throw caps over anyone. Enough for us, but they need for other purposes. 8 nuclear submarines on slipways, indeed, are. Because since September last year, work has been suspended due to defects in welds. Patriotism, I agree, is a good thing, especially coupled with realism. Ships, oddly enough, require skilled personnel, and they are less and less with geldings. As well as at their construction. Not even qualified. No wonder there is now a discussion about reducing the age of employment in the Armed Forces to 16 years. Let at least 100500 million be stamped, which is unlikely, again, due to personnel shortages in the workplace — who will manage all this?
            1. ROSS_51
              ROSS_51 7 September 2019 16: 21
              0
              Quote: AlexYa
              Well, firstly, no one is going to throw caps over anyone. Enough for us, but they need for other purposes.

              For defense? You are aware that each of our few boats leaving for the database is accompanied by a NATO boat. Yes, yes .. NATO, not just the United States. Amazing right? You do not take them into account?
              1. AlexYa
                AlexYa 12 September 2019 23: 19
                0
                What is NATO? The Angles do not have a single working submarine; the French are only 5 under 30 years old. The rest - the nuclear submarines, just do not. Well, but as the latest news - the Americans were left without aircraft carriers in the Atlantic? )))
  13. huntsman650
    huntsman650 21 August 2019 08: 15
    +7
    Everything in the garden itself is overgrown with weeds))). We are building one ship for 10 years, it comes out with restrictions, 1155 stand on the engines. Yes to us in quantity and in quality to the Americans, like to Kiev cancer. Here they are all bad, duck unas even worse.
  14. Lord of the Sith
    Lord of the Sith 21 August 2019 08: 48
    0
    The US Navy lacks hundreds of millions of dollars this year to finance ship repair.


    The Yankees already have an obscene military budget, but it’s not enough for them.
  15. sgr291158
    sgr291158 21 August 2019 10: 59
    0
    And what to repair them, sell out Khokhlam, and everyone will be happy. They will buy any rubbish from you.
  16. axiles100682
    axiles100682 21 August 2019 14: 53
    +1
    Maybe I’ll say a little off-topic, but sooner or later this global economic pyramid will burst like a soap bubble. debts at 100% of annual GDP, budgets of countries deficit by 50%, inflated salaries, "golden parachutes" all this will someday result in such a global crisis that all the previous crises combined will seem a little misunderstood.
    1. Prokhorov
      Prokhorov 23 August 2019 16: 57
      0
      Genius!!!
      Come on, at least get out of the president of Kyrgyzstan, and then argue!
      1. axiles100682
        axiles100682 23 August 2019 19: 01
        +1
        You do not like my opinion? Pass by. I offended someone or what?
  17. Derfflinger
    Derfflinger 21 August 2019 14: 53
    +1
    Here's a laugh with a laugh .. I couldn’t believe my eyes, driving a month ago past the shipyards in Philadelphia .. The Ticonderoga and Burki really stood in a very neglected form .. About like the 956th in Vladivostok .. And not one or two .. I could not imagine, that in UES NEVI such garbage can be ..
  18. NF68
    NF68 21 August 2019 15: 46
    0
    The US Defense Department’s budget has already exceeded 700 billion dollars a year. And all of them are missing something.