The British fleet ordered the construction of a large crewless submarine

The British fleet ordered the construction of a large crewless submarine

The British Royal Navy ordered the construction of a large autonomous unmanned underwater vehicle (XLUUV - Extra Large Unmanned Underwater Vehicle). This was reported by the First Sea Lord of Great Britain, Admiral Tony Radakin.


Speaking at the NATO Underwater Defense and Security Conference, held in Southampton on March 5, Radakin said the British Navy had signed a contract to build a large autonomous unmanned underwater vehicle. The contract was signed with the British company MSubs Ltd., specializing in the design and construction of various underwater vehicles.

A contract worth one million pounds ($ 1,29 million) was signed with MSubs for the supply of an experimental crewless submarine, which will be used to determine the capabilities of promising uninhabited underwater vehicles of larger displacement

- said in a statement.


According to the agreement, a large autonomous underwater vehicle must be built within 14 months. It is known from the project that the device will have a length of about 100 feet (30 meters) and a cruising range of up to 3000 miles.

British Command fleet He plans that in the future autonomous submarines will complement and expand the capabilities of conventional submarines with crew, replacing them in missions with an increased risk of service (reconnaissance, anti-submarine warfare, and so on). According to the British admirals, autonomous submarines will significantly strengthen the country's submarine fleet without increasing the number of expensive submarines with crew against the backdrop of the increasing activity of Russian submarines in northern waters.
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  1. Pereira 8 March 2020 15: 13 New
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    This is exactly what they are missing right now.
    Really decided to revive the greatness of the Aglitsky fleet?
    1. Finches 8 March 2020 15: 26 New
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      Not at all! What a flaccidity? They simply have constant problems with the crews: either the inflatable women are dumb, or the gays are against women in general, or some kind of miracle in feathers drowns for the third floor ... The captains went crazy and were copied to the beach en masse! So you have to get out laughing
      1. maxim947 8 March 2020 15: 32 New
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        Yes ... noble astrologers, for 1 million. and for 14 months.
        Or alternatively just distorted information
        1. Grigory_45 8 March 2020 16: 35 New
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          Quote: maxim947
          for 1 million and for 14 months.
          Or alternatively just distorted information

          MSubs Ltd. (Plymouth) specializes in the design and construction of various underwater vehicles, and in particular, that has developed and manufactured 12-meter, ten-seater underwater transporters for combat swimmers of the US Navy Special Operations Forces (SEAL).
          Also, MSubs some time ago advertised the design of its 25-meter combat multi-purpose modular autonomous unmanned underwater vehicle under the Moray code.
          So they have achievements, to build in more than a year is quite realistic.
        2. Local from the Volga 8 March 2020 16: 56 New
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          and 30 meters!)))) price per centimeter probably!
          1. Dmitry Donskoy 8 March 2020 17: 13 New
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            The drone can be intercepted and imprisoned for itself. EW also does not stand still. But if it is also autonomous, then hackers will help. hi
            1. Shurik70 8 March 2020 17: 27 New
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              Quote: Dmitry Donskoy
              The drone can be intercepted and imprisoned for itself. EW also does not stand still. But if it is also autonomous, then hackers will help. hi

              But how can he not be autonomous?
              A submarine is not a plane. There is no normal online connection under water.
              So the management is purely software. I was given the task of where to swim, what to do, how to return - and sailed on myself. Only occasionally buoy raises to the surface, for communication. probably once a day.
              The signal coding there is surely reliable. So hackers are unlikely to cope with a direct attack on their own. But intelligence can get the codes. And take control.
        3. ABM
          ABM 8 March 2020 18: 34 New
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          Our "translators" constantly confuse the English "billion", which means a billion, with a million.
          1. Michael67 9 March 2020 02: 19 New
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            You don’t understand anything. The islanders are terribly afraid of the invasion of Russian submarine tanks. Sweden has already spoiled in the corners from the traces of our tankers found at the bottom of its cords. The islanders decided to chase them on drones. They want to save on diapers.
  2. knn54 8 March 2020 15: 14 New
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    -on the background of the increasing activity of Russian submarines in northern waters.
    And HERE without the Russians could not do.
    1. Piramidon 8 March 2020 16: 45 New
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      Our Poseidon (Status-6) does not give them peace of mind.
      1. Grigory_45 8 March 2020 16: 47 New
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        Quote: Piramidon
        Our Poseidon (Status-6) doesn’t let them sleep peacefully.

        this craft has nothing to do with Poseidon. Rather, it is an analogue of the Russian R&D Cephalopod
        1. Piramidon 8 March 2020 21: 21 New
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          Quote: Gregory_45
          this craft has nothing to do with Poseidon

          And I didn’t say it, it has something to do with it.
          1. Grigory_45 8 March 2020 21: 50 New
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            Then how do you understand your phrase that Poseidon does not give them peace?
  3. awg75 8 March 2020 15: 14 New
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    The author has a clear mistake. obviously not 1 million, but 1 billion.
    1. ABM
      ABM 8 March 2020 18: 36 New
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      Of course! "Billion" means, translated from English means a billion
  4. YOUR 8 March 2020 15: 18 New
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    Something does not believe that the cost of 1 million pounds. I can not believe the word at all. UAVs are not too fancy for over 30 million dollars off the scale, and fancy ones and under a hundred lyamy are.
  5. Amateur 8 March 2020 15: 28 New
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    one million pound contract

    For 1 million, even pounds will make at best a plastic model of 3 meters in length. fellow
    1. Smart 8 March 2020 15: 41 New
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      We do this with a model of an aircraft carrier at the price of a villa in Antalya.
      1. Lopatov 8 March 2020 16: 00 New
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        Quote: Smart
        We do this with a model of an aircraft carrier at the price of a villa in Antalya.

        That's for sure, really cheap. They will do such work for the cost of the resort town.
  6. voyaka uh 8 March 2020 15: 28 New
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    Autonomous - without external control. Goes under water according to the program.
    If only for intelligence - tolerant.
    If the shock - you can mess things up ... stop
    1. rudolff 8 March 2020 15: 53 New
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      It is possible and how to use minzag.
    2. Kerensky 8 March 2020 16: 48 New
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      Autonomous - without external control. Goes under water according to the program.

      In! So why the heg fence for retractable devices? Chopping ...
      1. voyaka uh 8 March 2020 17: 06 New
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        This, I suppose, is only for testing. On them there will be people.
        Felling - temporary
        1. Pandiurin 8 March 2020 19: 13 New
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          "... there will be people on it.
          Felling - temporary "

          Judging by the silhouette of the boat and man for comparison, the diameter of the pepelats is <2 meters. "Felling" - on the first slide is flat ie it is more like a fin. People will not fit there and are not needed.
          Most likely for movement with not full ascent.
          For example, in a port where intensive shipping is much safer when visually visible than "by instrument".

          It is not known about the type of engine and power plants. Perhaps as a backup or emergency option there is a (small) diesel generator with the possibility of incomplete ascent to work with atmospheric air, then in the "cabin" there may be a retractable pipe for air intake.
          1. SovAr238A 9 March 2020 18: 19 New
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            Quote: Pandiurin


            It is not known about the type of engine and power plants. Perhaps as a backup or emergency option there is a (small) diesel generator with the possibility of incomplete ascent to work with atmospheric air, then in the "cabin" there may be a retractable pipe for air intake.


            These local schoolchildren-newsmen did not bother to write the full article.
            VNEU + lithium-ion batteries.
  7. certero 8 March 2020 15: 33 New
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    Autonomous unmanned systems are the future of military operations. Whoever is the first to be able to create such an army will dominate the planet. Just because the threshold for the use of armed forces for which country will be significantly lower. TO
    1. Smart 8 March 2020 15: 58 New
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      You're so vain ....
      You have just unknowingly recorded our country as an outsider.
    2. rocket757 8 March 2020 16: 31 New
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      Quote: certero
      Whoever is the first to be able to create such an army will dominate the planet.

      Who NOW will create such an army can do such things that the descendants, if any, will have to disentangle for a long time and hard.
      As an experiment for later, it’s okay, but it’s too early to build on a massive scale.
  8. Smart 8 March 2020 15: 40 New
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    Kapets to our Poseidon ...
  9. Pastor 8 March 2020 16: 09 New
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    Let them build more simple submarines? The British fleet is no longer the same, and any radio-controlled toy can be intercepted.
  10. Thrifty 8 March 2020 16: 14 New
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    So far, too little information. One can only judge the fact of ordering a certain underwater crewless prototype for unknown purposes. ..
  11. voyaka uh 8 March 2020 16: 22 New
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    The submarine is much more difficult to make than a surface ship. The Americans began right with a simple naval drone.

    It can be controlled both remotely and autonomously. On it is a sonar - to look for submarines. Noticed - transferred to Poseidon. He will throw deep bombs or torpedoes.
    1. rocket757 8 March 2020 16: 34 New
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      One simple function - SEARCH - and everything is under control from the center. It’s quite a working option.
    2. Grigory_45 8 March 2020 16: 43 New
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      Quote: voyaka uh
      The submarine is much more difficult to make than a surface ship. The Americans began right with a simple naval drone.

      Boeing guys are building an Orca crewless submarine under the US Navy's XLUUV program.
      1. voyaka uh 8 March 2020 16: 54 New
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        With any sea drones, the same problem as with air drones: it’s not enough to make good vehicles - you need to create a complex structure that includes them in a common reconnaissance and combat system. Recruit and train a bunch of sensible operators and staff officers, create shifts, etc.
        Then only a turning point will be created in the conduct of hostilities.
        The Indians, for example, bought American intelligence drones and were not able to use them effectively, the Jordanians did as well.
        1. rocket757 8 March 2020 17: 46 New
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          All sophisticated, high-end equipment requires you to have an appropriate support infrastructure. Who does not understand this, in the span initially.
        2. Kerensky 10 March 2020 16: 15 New
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          Recruit and train a bunch of sensible operators and staff officers, create shifts, etc.

          That is, he will exchange data with the central office. Goodbye radio silence, goodbye stealth ...
  12. HAM
    HAM 8 March 2020 16: 25 New
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    Ndaaa ... radio control underwater is not control on the air ... I wonder how they will manage it? Program program, but no one canceled the enemy’s actions ..
    1. Sergey Averchenkov 8 March 2020 16: 47 New
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      The question was removed from the language. :) It is also very interesting to me.
    2. rudolff 8 March 2020 17: 01 New
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      On a submarine, usually one communication session on two shifts, i.e. after eight hours. Here you can and more often, or the device will generally be located on the surface and dive only in special cases. There is still a search for solutions and a range of combat missions is being determined.
    3. Grigory_45 8 March 2020 17: 35 New
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      Quote: HAM
      I wonder how they will manage? The program is a program, but nobody canceled the enemy’s actions ..

      the British Royal Navy has signed a contract to build a large autonomous crewless underwater vehicle
      the term autonomous means actions without the participation of someone from outside (in this case, without the participation of the operator). In most cases.
      Of course, there will be communication - with the operator, other drones, submarines, ships, relay aircraft, an underwater relay network - the device needs to take information about the tactical situation and the combat mission from somewhere. Either satellite communications over time, or a towed antenna, or you will have to create an underwater network of relay stations
  13. Volder 8 March 2020 16: 39 New
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    The topic in the article is not disclosed. For example, there is no information about weapons, technical specifications.
    1. orionvitt 8 March 2020 16: 50 New
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      Just the topic is revealed. Read carefully.
      experimental crewless submarine, which will be used to determine the capabilities of promising uninhabited underwater vehicles of larger displacement
      What weapons, if only a touchstone?
    2. Grigory_45 8 March 2020 16: 51 New
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      Quote: Volder
      For example, there is no information about weapons

      This is an experimental apparatus. At which they will work out fundamental design solutions. If everything goes smoothly, they will build an experimental boat - which will be able to carry out combat missions.
  14. Stirbjorn 8 March 2020 16: 40 New
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    According to the British admirals, autonomous submarines will significantly strengthen the country's submarine fleet without increasing the number of expensive submarines with crew against the backdrop of the increasing activity of Russian submarines in northern waters.
    Of course I want to share the fears of the British admirals, but in the northern waters, there is nothing special to increase the activity of our submarines. Over the past 20 years, only two submarines have been built for the northern waters - Yuri Dolgoruky and Severodvinsk. It will be disabled more request
    1. Kerensky 8 March 2020 16: 54 New
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      in northern waters, there is nothing special to increase the activity of our submarines.

      Michael.
      They were there, like a fool wrappers. And there is no particular need to strengthen it.
    2. rudolff 8 March 2020 17: 06 New
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      Even St. Petersburg is still in the pilot hangs there.
    3. rudolff 8 March 2020 20: 32 New
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      Well, Cheetah yet. In 2002, he came to the 24th DiPL.
  15. orionvitt 8 March 2020 16: 48 New
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    And where will the British submariners now invite girls of easy virtue? For parties with drugs and other attributes of a fun pastime ..
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    ABM 8 March 2020 18: 20 New
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    Some kind of nonsense with the translation! What is there a million? Really "billion" - that’s what a billion English sounds like. Much more believable
  17. mintai_kot 8 March 2020 20: 09 New
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    A cabin without a boat why?