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In the United States put into operation the eighteenth nuclear submarine class Virginia

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In the United States put into operation the eighteenth nuclear submarine class Virginia

The U.S. Navy has commissioned a new nuclear submarine SSN 971 Delaware. In connection with the coronavirus pandemic, for the first time in stories the submarine was put into operation without a ceremony. This was reported by the press service of the US Department of Defense.


On Saturday, the U.S. Navy commissioned the 18th Virginia-class nuclear submarine with missile and torpedo weapons, SSN 971 Delaware. Despite the cancellation of the traditional ceremony of putting the submarine into operation due to the need to comply with the health protection regime and restrictions on mass public events, the Navy officially enlisted the submarine in its structure and put it on standby

- stated in the press service, adding that the ceremony in the future is not ruled out.

The USS Delaware Multipurpose Submarine (SSN 791) is the eighteenth US Navy Virginia class submarine and the last of eight Block III series submarines with bow changes.

The construction of the submarine officially started in September 2013, the keel laying ceremony took place on April 30, 2016. Launched on December 14, 2018, August 31, 2019 completed the first sea trials. October 25 last year, transferred to the US Navy and April 4, 2020 put into operation.

Key Features: Full displacement of 7800 tons. Length 114,9 meters, width 10,3 meters. Speed ​​25 knots. Cruising range is unlimited. Service life 33 years. Drive: S9G reactor. The tests are designed at a depth of 240 meters. The crew of 134 people. The main armaments are Mk.48 ADCAP torpedoes and Tomahawk sea-based cruise missiles.

Virginia-class submarines are designed for a wide range of missions in the open ocean and coastal waters. They are imprisoned, including for anti-submarine warfare, and can be used to collect intelligence. Ships of this type should replace old Los Angeles-class submarines, many of which have already been decommissioned.
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  1. Santa Fe
    Santa Fe April 5 2020 07: 17 New
    +5
    "A dog has bitten a man - this is not news.
    News - if a person bites a dog "

    I believe this aphorism is suitable for the situation with the regular construction of these submarines.
    1. Grandfather
      Grandfather April 5 2020 07: 25 New
      -6
      for the first time in history, a submarine was put into operation without a ceremony.
      "Virgin" did not open ... HAS CAA appreciate. drinks
      1. Far B
        Far B April 5 2020 07: 42 New
        -6
        How not to open? In her, inside, a hundred men move. Does this turn out - immaculate, adit? What times do we live in belay
      2. The leader of the Redskins
        The leader of the Redskins April 5 2020 08: 20 New
        0
        But I didn’t find out one thing from the news: was it put into operation according to the previously voiced calculations or the calculations were not voiced, or, excuse me, as with us, “shifted to the right”?
        1. Malyuta
          Malyuta April 5 2020 09: 11 New
          22
          Quote: Leader of the Redskins
          or, excuse me, as with us, "with a shift to the right"?

          Laying the keel in the 16th, launching the 18th, sea trials 19th and transfer to the fleet, Since 2020 operation! Very fast without any shifts to the right.
          1. Rzzz
            Rzzz April 5 2020 10: 37 New
            +5
            This is not “fast”, it is “normal”, so ships are being built all over the world. It’s also quicker to build and cheaper because the plant is not idle.
            By the way, in addition to everything else, the shipyard is private, not state. In our state minds, such a situation is generally unacceptable.
        2. Grigory_45
          Grigory_45 April 5 2020 13: 44 New
          0
          Quote: Leader of the Redskins
          was it put into operation according to previously voiced calculations, or the calculations were not voiced, or, excuse me, as we have, "shifted to the right"?

          normal pace, from bookmark to launch for 20 months. The next, the 19th submarine of this class, the SSN-791 Delaware (but already the Block IV series), is being built at the same pace
    2. Far B
      Far B April 5 2020 07: 26 New
      -28
      I agree. What's better - three stars or five? 17 submarines or 18? Who cares? (c) Here's the abrupt news: America (with Trump's mouth) is bringing in 1000 troops to New York. For treatment gonorrhea coronavirus. He says, if it’s nuno, he will introduce several thousand more. He says that among them there will be doctors too. Keyword - also. However, a sip of smoke, no?
      1. Greenwood
        Greenwood April 5 2020 11: 47 New
        +5
        Smells from you. You see got smoked in the morning. Tie it, it is bad for your health.
  2. ximkim
    ximkim April 5 2020 07: 59 New
    +4
    Eighteen apl, this is not the limit. The number of apl will only grow, they want to control all the passages and oceans.
    1. Grigory_45
      Grigory_45 April 5 2020 13: 49 New
      +3
      Quote: ximkim
      Eighteen apl, this is not the limit

      according to the information available to this day, 28 nuclear submarines of this type have been ordered. 19th and 20th boats (SSN-792 "Vermont" and SSN-793 "Oregon") have already been launched, 4 more hulls have been laid
  3. Rambam
    Rambam April 5 2020 08: 08 New
    +4
    Well done quickly, they can and do
    1. Snail N9
      Snail N9 April 5 2020 08: 45 New
      +2
      can and do

      We too may- make plans according to the principle: "either donkey or padish" ..... and do-models, "cartoons" .... "forecasts" ..... well, sometimes it sometimes turns out really to be done .... "in a single copy" for a period-N-th number of years yes
      1. knn54
        knn54 April 5 2020 10: 05 New
        +2
        The savings of the Russian oligarchs do not work for the Russian economy, including the military commissariat.
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  5. Nazaroff
    Nazaroff April 5 2020 09: 36 New
    +4
    Nothing, in contrast to them, in Russia the towing auxiliary fleet is increasing its power laughing
  6. Antidote
    Antidote April 5 2020 10: 14 New
    10
    We also have 18 .... years repair one.
  7. NordUral
    NordUral April 5 2020 12: 55 New
    0
    An example for our news channels and portals.
    1. Grigory_45
      Grigory_45 April 5 2020 13: 45 New
      +1
      Quote: NordUral
      An example for our news channels and portals

      not for portals, but for industry and the country's leadership. Report channels and portals and the masters themselves
      1. NordUral
        NordUral April 5 2020 14: 47 New
        0
        He hinted at this, and the news is secondary, Gregory.
  8. Peter Tverdokhlebov
    Peter Tverdokhlebov April 5 2020 13: 44 New
    0
    If the Virginia submarines enter the Sea of ​​Okhotsk, the White Sea, and the Kara Sea, can we quickly detect them?
    1. NordUral
      NordUral April 5 2020 14: 48 New
      0
      Sometimes I think about this situation - our boats come in and stoke, and on the shore they make a solid outlook.
  9. AAK
    AAK April 5 2020 18: 14 New
    +1
    The match “Virginia” - “Ash”, 18: 2 is not in favor of “Ash” ...