The British Navy replenished with the fourth nuclear submarine of the Astyut class

The British Navy replenished with the fourth nuclear submarine of the Astyut class

The Royal Navy of Great Britain has replenished with the fourth atomic multipurpose submarine Audacious of the Astyut project. The submarine was reported to the UK Department of Defense.


The fourth Astyut-class nuclear submarine was officially handed over to the British Navy, Defense Secretary Annabel Goldie said in response to a request from the British Parliament. As the minister explained, the transfer of the submarine took place on April 3 at the BAE Systems enterprise in Barrow-in-Furness without a ceremony canceled due to the coronavirus.

According to reports, the submarine is currently located at the Clyde Naval Base in Scotland, where it is preparing to conduct the next test phase. The fact that the Odesaiches left the BAE Systems shipyard in Barrow-in-Furness was reported at the beginning of April this year. It was clarified that this is the first exit of the submarine into the sea.

The submarine is the fourth in a series of seven submarines of the Astyut class intended for the Royal Navy of Britain. Laid in March 2009, the baptism ceremony took place on December 16, 2016, launching in May 2017. Broadcast the fleet expected in 2018.

In total, BAE Systems is to build 7 Astyut class nuclear submarines for the country's Navy. The lead submarine was handed over to the British Navy in November 2010. The second submarine of the series became part of the Navy on March 1, 2013. The third submarine of the series was transferred to the British Navy on December 10, 2015 and entered the combat fleet on March 18, 2016. Currently, at the different stages of completion there are three more nuclear submarines of this class.

In the British Navy, new submarines should replace the Trafalgar type submarines (three such nuclear submarines, put into operation from 1989 to 1991, remain in service).

Submarines of the Astyut class are designed both for operations in the fleet and in isolation from the main forces. Submarines can be used to carry out the tasks of combating enemy ships and submarines, attack ground targets, carry out the landing of groups of combat swimmers and gather intelligence information.

The displacement of the Astyut class submarine is 7400 tons, the hull length is 97 meters. Speed ​​under water - up to 29 knots. The working depth is 300 meters. Armament - six 533-mm torpedo tubes, as well as Tomahawk cruise missiles and Harpoon anti-ship missiles.
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  1. NEXUS 14 May 2020 11: 15 New
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    Already about 50 years as England ceased to be a great maritime power. But in combination with NATO naval forces, this is a good replenishment.
    1. Sky strike fighter 14 May 2020 11: 19 New
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      Don’t tell. Not many countries in the world can boast such a powerful fleet as the United Kingdom; the truth is all due to the Air Force and the ground forces, which are ordinary in Britain.
    2. Tiksi-3 14 May 2020 11: 20 New
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      Quote: NEXUS
      is a good replenishment.

      if we take into account our new boats Ash (7 pieces), then only the shavers will have - must build for the country's Navy 7 Astyut class nuclear submarines, so here it’s about equal, not replenishment
      1. Vladimir_2U 14 May 2020 11: 29 New
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        Quote: Tiksi-3
        considering our new boats Ash (7 pieces)
        It is a pity that NATO has more than one shave with ICQ, but also Americans with Virgo.
      2. NEXUS 14 May 2020 11: 29 New
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        Quote: Tiksi-3
        considering our new boat Ash (7 pieces),

        This is in what reality do we ALREADY have 7 ash trees?)
        1. Tiksi-3 14 May 2020 11: 30 New
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          Quote: NEXUS
          This is in what reality do we ALREADY have 7 ash trees?)

          like the shaves of 7 Astyuts, but at the end of the terms they will be equally divided !!
          1. NEXUS 14 May 2020 11: 32 New
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            Quote: Tiksi-3
            like the shaves of 7 Astyuts, but at the end of the terms they will be equally divided !!

            It won’t ... God forbid that we build 4-5 Ashen ...
            1. Tiksi-3 14 May 2020 11: 41 New
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              Quote: NEXUS
              It won’t ... God forbid that we build 4-5 Ashen ...

              Are you saying that our series will end on 4-5 Ashen?
              1. NEXUS 14 May 2020 11: 43 New
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                Quote: Tiksi-3
                Are you saying that our series will end on 4-5 Ashen?

                This is at best. By the time they build 4 or 5 Ash, the Husky project will be ready. In addition, the time of construction of Ashenes, take a look at the transfer to the fleet, as well as the cost of this device.
                1. Tiksi-3 14 May 2020 11: 49 New
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                  Quote: NEXUS
                  By the time they build 4 or 5 Ash, the Husky project will be ready.

                  you don’t believe in the timeline for the construction of Ash trees, but believe in the "virtual" Husky project
              2. Sky strike fighter 14 May 2020 11: 47 New
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                Quote: NEXUS
                Quote: Tiksi-3
                like the shaves of 7 Astyuts, but at the end of the terms they will be equally divided !!

                It won’t ... God forbid that we build 4-5 Ashen ...

                Who is it that said it would not?
                Quote: Tiksi-3
                Quote: NEXUS
                It won’t ... God forbid that we build 4-5 Ashen ...

                Are you saying that our series will end on 4-5 Ashen?


                May 9, 2020, according to the plan, they had to lay 8 and 9 on the account of Yasen-M, but because of the coronovirus they moved. As part of the fleet, Severodvinsk, Kazan to the state. tests, Novosibirsk launched, another 4-Krasnoyarsk, Arkhangelsk, Ulyanovsk and Perm are under construction.
                The first serial nuclear submarine "Novosibirsk" was solemnly launched in Severodvinsk. Its transfer to the fleet is scheduled for 2020. The same plans exist for the lead submarine of project 885M Yasen-M - the rocket carrier Kazan. Meanwhile, six submarines of this project are already under construction at Sevmash, and two more are in line.


                At Sevmash, which is part of the United Shipbuilding Corporation, today there are six Project 885M submarines at different stages of construction. This year, a contract was also signed for the construction of two more submarines of this project. Budnichenko previously told TASS that these nuclear submarines will be laid down on May 9, 2020.
                The naval doctrine of Russia suggests that in the future, submarines of the Yasen-M project should become the country's main multipurpose nuclear submarines. In the coming years, it is planned to hand over four more nuclear submarines of this project - Krasnoyarsk, Arkhangelsk, Ulyanovsk and Perm.

                https://m.gazeta.ru/army/2019/12/25/12883196.shtml
      3. Sky strike fighter 14 May 2020 11: 33 New
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        3 MAPL Trafalgar will soon be decommissioned and replaced by 3 Astyuts under construction in addition to the 4 MAPL Astyut already in service.
        In addition, they have two aircraft carriers, the Daring destroyers, and many frigates. Their fleet is good and modern.
        https://topwar.ru/138608-britanskiy-flot-nahodyatsya-v-luchshem-sostoyanii-za-poslednie-50-let.html
      4. Sandor Clegane 14 May 2020 12: 04 New
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        Quote: Tiksi-3
        if we take into account our new boats Ash (7 pieces), then only the Britons will have to - must build 7 Astyut class nuclear submarines for the country's Navy, so this is about the same, and not replenishment

        You probably mean that if everything is built on time, then we will have parity only with London, although only Washington has a good series of ICAPLs?
        1. kjhg 14 May 2020 12: 30 New
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          Quote: Sandor Clegane
          although only Washington has a good ICAPL series?

          Nice series? Well, you have humor. In the ranks now there are 19 "virgins" and 30 "moose". Total ordered 30 Virginia. Also there are 3 "sea wolves".
          1. Sandor Clegane 14 May 2020 13: 08 New
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            Quote: kjhg
            Nice series? Well, you have humor

            Do you think this series is bad? wink , we never dreamed of ((
  2. KVU-NSVD 14 May 2020 11: 30 New
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    The fourth nuclear submarine of the Astyut class officially handed over to the Navy
    the submarine is located at the Clyde Naval Base in Scotland, where it is preparing for the next test phase.
    Strange - the boat was handed over to the fleet, and the tests are far from complete. They have a different procedure for transferring ships to the fleet than ours? It seems that the boat is in the composition, but cannot serve in full in its intended purpose?
    1. Sky strike fighter 14 May 2020 11: 50 New
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      Transferred to the Navy for testing.
  3. knn54 14 May 2020 11: 41 New
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    Astute nuclear submarines are somehow "problematic." That ran aground, then the Portuguese fishermen caught her nets, And one of the submarines damaged the cabin, unsuccessfully diving under a cargo ship
    The last (?) Fiasco occurred in the Mediterranean, when the nuclear submarine was not able to shoot "Axes" in Syria ..
    Perhaps the personnel / crew "crushed".
    1. Charik 17 May 2020 15: 27 New
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      And on what apl the Britons had a defect with launchers (a production American?)
  4. yay
    yay 14 May 2020 12: 29 New
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    11 years period for the construction of a serial boat. Our terms are starting to be perceived a little calmer.