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In the US, they are discussing the statement of Trump on the construction of "the largest icebreaker in the world"

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The United States of America expresses concern about the country's lag in terms of icebreaking fleet. In particular, the US Congress repeatedly declared Russia's advantage in this regard and added that such an advantage could prevent the US from “defending its interests in the Arctic”.


US President Donald Trump also talks about the need to build an icebreaking fleet. During a visit to the headquarters of the so-called Southern Command, located in Florida, Trump announced the development in the country of "the largest icebreaker in the world."

Trump:

Now we are developing the largest icebreaker in the world. We will try to create at least 10 icebreakers. In the meantime, we have only one.
For example, Russia has 40 of them.

According to Donald Trump, discussions are underway on the construction of icebreakers at lower prices than was previously possible.

Trump's statement is debated primarily in the United States itself. In particular, it is noted that the American president spoke about icebreakers and the Arctic in the southern state of Florida. A few comments with ironic overtones from users in the US media:

I understand that the topic of Trump's icebreakers is relevant precisely under the palm trees of Florida.

If now we have one icebreaker, then there will be two. But two is still less than 40. Mathematics speaks more clearly than the president.
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  1. Victor_B
    Victor_B 11 July 2020 06: 14 New
    +5
    In the United States discuss the statement of trump on the construction ofthe largest icebreaker in the world»

    On x ... why?
    Afromaks on ice to conduct?
    Around Canada?
    Or to get more cannons / rockets onto the deck?
    1. Reptiloid
      Reptiloid 11 July 2020 06: 27 New
      +6
      Quote: Victor_B
      In the United States discuss the statement of trump on the construction ofthe largest icebreaker in the world»
      ... x ... why? .... oh?
      why discuss? Or why declare? lol laughing He must have said that he would have gained another plus before the election!
    2. Antifreeze
      Antifreeze 11 July 2020 06: 37 New
      11
      Quote: Victor_B
      On x ... why?
      Afromaks on ice to conduct?

      To spoil competitors.
      1. Hunter 2
        Hunter 2 11 July 2020 07: 25 New
        11
        With all possible options, Denmark was most unlucky, it’s as if Greenland will be squeezed out of it. sad
        Trump decided to become a "polar explorer" ... well, good luck, only Wishlist do not always coincide with the possibilities laughing
        Arctic - Russian!
        1. Nemo
          Nemo 11 July 2020 12: 23 New
          +6
          Why only Denmark? The USA and Canada also have a dispute in the Arctic. The United States demands recognition of the Northwest Passage as international, and Canada is my terr. water and nothing stirs us.
        2. eklmn
          eklmn 12 July 2020 01: 04 New
          -9
          “Arctic - Russian!”
          Did he invent this Russian globe or did he see it on Putin’s desk?
          When you return to retraining in school, then at the same time the teacher will translate to you:
          “The Arctic (/ ˈɑːrktɪk / or / ˈɑːrtɪk /) is a polar region located at the northernmost part of Earth. “The Arctic consists of the Arctic Ocean, adjacent seas, and parts of Alaska (United States), Finland, Greenland (Denmark), Iceland, Northern Canada, Norway, Russia, and Sweden.”
          And if you want to get hold of the WHOLE Arctic, you need to give birth to a couple of millions of “green men”, so get out of your computer and start breeding ...
    3. Thrifty
      Thrifty 11 July 2020 08: 02 New
      +6
      Trump needs to find money to build 40 nuclear icebreakers, then to think what to do with them? lol But, most importantly, to be the first in everything - even in the implementation of stupid ideas lol !
    4. The Little Humpbacked Horse
      The Little Humpbacked Horse 11 July 2020 11: 44 New
      0
      Quote: Victor_B
      On x ... why?
      Afromaks on ice to conduct?

      High-paid jobs for US citizens, well-done Trump, takes care of his voters, and builds a wall with the Mexicans, but on the contrary, they open the borders with Central Asia and recruit them for work
    5. Starover_Z
      Starover_Z 11 July 2020 18: 54 New
      0
      Quote: Victor_B
      In the US, they are discussing the statement of Trump on the construction of "the largest icebreaker in the world"

      On x ... why?

      At the base of the aircraft carrier, an icebreaker first, and then ...
      They probably want to get hold of an icebreaking aircraft carrier in the Arctic in order to get us.
  2. KCA
    KCA 11 July 2020 06: 23 New
    +6
    For the "Leader" they are already cutting metal, and they are only developing, or rather, if they are developing, Trump is such a Trump, apparently, the brain does not use the brain to make bravura speeches
  3. VIP
    VIP 11 July 2020 06: 33 New
    +1
    Quote: KCA
    For the "Leader" they are already cutting metal, and they are only developing, or rather, if they are developing, Trump is such a Trump, apparently, the brain does not use the brain to make bravura speeches

    And for this, the brain does not have to
  4. Antifreeze
    Antifreeze 11 July 2020 06: 35 New
    16
    Trump resembles a child who is measured by his dignity, but it has not yet grown laughing
  5. bald
    bald 11 July 2020 06: 45 New
    +2
    It must also be built, run in and maintained. The Titanic, the same was at one time the largest airliner - not everything is good, but the most, the biggest.
    1. Vestovoi
      Vestovoi 11 July 2020 11: 17 New
      0
      Quote: bald
      It must also be built, run in and maintained. The Titanic, the same was at one time the largest airliner - not everything is good, but the most, the biggest.

      That's right Vladimir .. Rather, PR! The main thing here is experience, the son of difficult mistakes, in the Arctic we are still more experienced and more familiar. Let's see who is who!
  6. VIP
    VIP 11 July 2020 06: 45 New
    +2
    Long live the ice-breaking race.
    In the 19th century there was a "tea race": whose clipper would bring tea faster.
    At 20 there were air races: who had better planes. There was a space race. There was a "corn race" - To catch up and overtake Iowa.
    At 21, the "icebreaker race" starts: "now we are developing the largest icebreaker in the world."
    1. nPuBaTuP
      nPuBaTuP 11 July 2020 10: 51 New
      +3
      even icebreakers are measured than nuclear batons .....
  7. Yaro Polk
    Yaro Polk 11 July 2020 06: 46 New
    +2
    Let it be better in aircraft carriers useless loot swell)
    1. Victor_B
      Victor_B 11 July 2020 07: 09 New
      +2
      Quote: Yaro Polk
      Let it be better in aircraft carriers useless loot swell)

      Duc aircraft carriers are not much more expensive than such an icebreaker.
  8. Poetry
    Poetry 11 July 2020 06: 50 New
    14
    A big black icebreaker will be built and named "J. Floyd".
    1. sleeve
      sleeve 11 July 2020 07: 44 New
      11
      Will the "white" ice be bombed because it "oppresses" it?
      1. Poetry
        Poetry 11 July 2020 07: 48 New
        10
        There is still white snow, polar bears and the White Sea. The work is endless.
        1. Shkworen
          Shkworen 11 July 2020 08: 02 New
          +5
          polar bears are actually blacks, their skin is blue :)
          1. Poetry
            Poetry 11 July 2020 08: 04 New
            +4
            Just turned gray with horror. I get it.
    2. halpat
      halpat 11 July 2020 09: 12 New
      +3
      Quote: Poetiszaugla
      A big black icebreaker will be built and named "J. Floyd".

      And he will fly under the rainbow flag of the LGBT, periodically broadcasting reports of outbreaks of coronavirus, sometimes in the galley, now in the wardroom, then in the engine room ...
  9. Free wind
    Free wind 11 July 2020 06: 50 New
    +2
    Most likely an icebreaker for research and maintenance of Antarctic stations. The Arctic regions of Canada are poorly studied and uninhabited, a huge number of islands, periodically open new ones. In my opinion, no one pokes ships around northern Canada. Enough of airplanes and ice roads.
    1. halpat
      halpat 11 July 2020 09: 25 New
      +1
      Quote: Free Wind
      Most likely an icebreaker for research and maintenance of Antarctic stations. The Arctic regions of Canada are poorly studied and uninhabited, a huge number of islands, periodically open new ones. In my opinion, no one pokes ships around northern Canada. Enough of airplanes and ice roads.

      Well this is ... why are they Canadian somehow? The Lomonosov Ridge ... and Mendeleev (why trifle?), Just go to Greenland and the northern islands, which are mistakenly called Canadian.
      Best defense is attack smile
      Alpha Ridge ... what a faceless name? If they called it the Trudeau Range, in honor of Justin’s folder, then there would be some reason, and absolutely nothing.
      :))
  10. Reviews
    Reviews 11 July 2020 07: 00 New
    +3
    Quote: bald
    The Titanic, the same was once the largest airliner

    Britannicus. And two ships from this series ended their careers not so shamefully as the Titanic (the second in the series after the Olympic).
  11. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 11 July 2020 07: 15 New
    +1
    Why does America need an icebreaker? One! Will he bully on the NSR? So we have in the Arctic full of all kinds of "flying-shooting" that can "ruin his appetite" ...
  12. Free wind
    Free wind 11 July 2020 07: 34 New
    0
    You can’t crawl into our waters in the north of Canada, the strait is shot through the strands, 4 km between the Russian island and the American island, everything is monitored from Europe, too, so they are afraid.
  13. Junior Warrant Officer
    Junior Warrant Officer 11 July 2020 07: 50 New
    -5
    Friends, be consistent, according to our plans voiced by the wound, America will die in November this year from a revolution (civil war).
    Then, physically the territory of the USA, the explosion of the Yellowstone volcano will complete.
    And here you are trying to discuss an icebreaker that will never see the light, for two of the above reasons.
    1. lis-ik
      lis-ik 11 July 2020 08: 19 New
      -5
      Quote: Junior Warrant Officer
      And here you are trying to discuss an icebreaker that will never see the light, for two of the above reasons.

      Still we must not forget about the Mask, with its non-flying missiles, as well as the impossibility of America to create an engine in exchange for the RL-180. In general, the path further decays and self-destroys our economy, and we better sell resources.
      1. BastaKarapuzik And
        BastaKarapuzik And 12 July 2020 17: 14 New
        0
        America itself is burning with the desire to trade resources. Nothing, the crown does not fly.
  14. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 11 July 2020 08: 14 New
    0
    They won’t build anything. They haven’t built anything in 30 years. Now the elections are coming: Blah, blah. Money will be calculated if icebreakers are to be rented from us when they send aug to the Arctic, then they’ll build it! But this option, probably from Chamber 6 customers can only be heard.
  15. Polymer
    Polymer 11 July 2020 09: 05 New
    0
    Trump's statement on the construction of "the largest icebreaker in the world"

    It is clear now what complexes he has! (FROM)
  16. Vadim Zhivov
    Vadim Zhivov 11 July 2020 09: 38 New
    +1
    Quote: Halpat
    Quote: Poetiszaugla
    A big black icebreaker will be built and named "J. Floyd".

    And he will fly under the rainbow flag of the LGBT, periodically broadcasting reports of outbreaks of coronavirus, sometimes in the galley, now in the wardroom, then in the engine room ...

    And they will climb it from the deck to the waterline ... laughing
  17. thinker
    thinker 11 July 2020 12: 44 New
    0
    Quote: Mountain Shooter
    Why does America need an icebreaker?

    You can ride tourists yes

  18. Galleon
    Galleon 11 July 2020 13: 05 New
    +2
    Let's first see what kind of design thought American engineers will put into this icebreaker: why is it so large? We are building a 46m wide waterline "Leader" in order to carry gas carriers from Sabetta all year round. Why did they need the "biggest"? Don't scoff at the world's best shipbuilding in advance. After all, if it comes to mind in a militaristic frenzy to build an icebreaker-aircraft carrier, for example, and solve all the technical difficulties of operating such a mastodon in the Arctic, who will compete with that air wing over the cap of the world and all the archipelagos of the Arctic Ocean? What will the graduates of the Massachusetts Technology think up? We will see.
    1. BastaKarapuzik And
      BastaKarapuzik And 12 July 2020 17: 29 New
      0
      Trump suddenly found out, how is it? Are there directions where we are not the first in the world? urgent need to fix.
      It’s just that Russia’s icebreakers are vital, America, insofar as, obviously.
      The only interesting thing is whether the world's best shipbuilding can build the world's largest icebreaker, without the world's largest printing press ?? Nothing, the world will tighten up, throw off and there will be America and an icebreaker, tea is not the first time.
  19. VIP
    VIP 11 July 2020 13: 18 New
    0
    Quote: nPuBaTuP
    even icebreakers are measured than nuclear batons .....

    Don't mind
  20. Whirlwind
    Whirlwind 11 July 2020 14: 21 New
    -2
    Let the aircraft carriers redo it. Do not disappear good ...
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  22. sfggh.rhyku
    sfggh.rhyku 11 July 2020 15: 23 New
    +1
    And why should the USA have 50 icebreakers, like Russia, for Alaska, they have 2 and do a good job of them, and given that they will build at least 4 more, and they will build them, 6 pieces will be over their heads, here Canada is different they already have 2 or 3 icebreakers and 6 more patrolmen are building it.
  23. Kibl
    Kibl 11 July 2020 16: 43 New
    0
    "There is still white snow, polar bears and the White Sea. There is no end to the work." classic films "White Bim Black Ear", "White Guard", etc., etc.
  24. _M_
    _M_ 11 July 2020 19: 37 New
    0
    Hmm .. A man does not even know how many of them they have)) In the ranks of 2 (one heavy and one medium). Another medium for conservation.
    According to their re-equipment program, 3 heavy and 3 medium ones are planned for replacement. Yes they will be armed. But the tonnage is ~ 24 tons. Looks like Trump about the "Leader" project did not, did not hear))
  25. dmitry21
    dmitry21 12 July 2020 13: 14 New
    0
    Now we are developing the largest icebreaker in the world. We will try to create at least 10 icebreakers. In the meantime, we have only one.
    For example, Russia has 40 of them.
    53 ships?