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The US Navy is preparing to send stealth destroyers of the Zumwalt class "for revision": they are not satisfied with the radars

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Information is being published that the American command is ready to send the latest Zumwalt-class destroyers "for revision".


In the reports of the American press, these destroyers were again called problematic, since they revealed the "inadequacy of the characteristics" of the on-board systems necessary for carrying out modern combat missions. Among other things, problems with the Raytheon AN / SPY-3 radars are named.

It is noted that the US Navy is studying options for replacing these radars on its three stealth destroyers. Variants of what can replace them are also named.

There were statements that these could be radars of the same company - Raytheon, but with different parameters and characteristics. The nomenclature of this technique is designated - EASR (Enterprise Air Surveillance Radar). Similar radars are planned to be installed on the newest (promising) aircraft carriers of the Ford class, as well as on the Constellation class frigates, previously known as FFG (X).

Raytheon itself reports that these are more powerful radars that can expand the capabilities of the Zumwalt destroyers.

From the report:

For several years, the destroyers were significantly weakened in their functionality due to the reduction in funds allocated for the project.

The decision on additional funding to replace the radars on the Zumwalt-class stealth destroyers is going to be made in the near future, which is confirmed by the US Navy.

It is recalled that the first destroyer - USS Zumwalt - already has a Raytheon AN / SPY-3 radar, and the second and third ships of this class (USS Michael Monsoor and USS Lyndon B. Johnson) are "under construction or equipping."



From the material of the American resource The Drive in the military-thematic section:

The originally developed Zumwalt class destroyers were supposed to have a dual-range radar (DBR) installation. This was to combine two separate radar systems, AN / SPY-3, X-band AFAR, with equipment from Lockheed Martin - AN / SPY-4 (S-band radar). In an air and missile defense scenario, the idea was that the AN / SPY-3 would be used to provide accurate target tracking and targeting. weapons for strike, while the AN / SPY-4 will offer long-range search, tracking, ballistic missile recognition and some additional capabilities to communicate with intercept missiles. Two radars will perform these functions simultaneously, and their information will be combined.

However, subsequently, it was decided to abandon such paired use in the United States, as well as the AN / SPY-4 radars themselves. Now they decided that one AN / SPY-3 does not provide the necessary characteristics.

The AN SPY-6V radar, which could become the update for the Zumwalt destroyers:


At the same time, the United States is asking questions why it was impossible to immediately analyze the characteristics of the AN / SPY-3 radars in order to reveal "the inadequacy of their characteristics for performing modern combat missions."
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  1. Thrifty
    Thrifty 16 October 2020 07: 26 New
    +1
    Give one to uk-roine, and sell the second to the fields to find out how much a pound of raisins actually costs lol
    1. Insurgent
      Insurgent 16 October 2020 07: 42 New
      +1
      Quote: Thrifty
      Give one uk-roine

      Schaub instead Buya was?

    2. venik
      venik 16 October 2020 12: 40 New
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      Quote: Thrifty
      Give one to uk-roine, and sell the second to the fields to find out how much a pound of raisins actually costs lol

      ========
      This is according to the principle: "If you want to ruin a poor country - give it a battleship"? laughing
  2. Grandfather
    Grandfather 16 October 2020 07: 33 New
    +3
    The US Navy is preparing to send stealth destroyers of the Zumwalt class "for revision": they are not satisfied with the radars
    we, too, with radars not "ice" at 20380, and also expect soon (hopefully) new radars not rotating as before, but "three canvases".
    1. TermNachTer
      TermNachTer 16 October 2020 12: 39 New
      +1
      If you count how many lards have already spent on this "constructor crazy hands" and how much more will spend, then pr. 20380 - babble))))
    2. venik
      venik 16 October 2020 12: 44 New
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      Quote: Dead Day
      radars not rotating as before, but "three canvases".

      ======
      I didn't understand: THREE or is it FOUR?
  3. Lord of the Sith
    Lord of the Sith 16 October 2020 07: 48 New
    0
    Iron is iron, raw, expensive and ugly))
  4. Sofa expert
    Sofa expert 16 October 2020 07: 49 New
    +3
    Why radar if it's a stealth destroyer? Will he be seen in full view as soon as he turns them on? Or am I wrong?
    1. Grandfather
      Grandfather 16 October 2020 08: 04 New
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      Quote: Divan expert
      Why radar if it's a stealth destroyer? Will he be seen in full view as soon as he turns them on? Or am I wrong?

      Petrovsky "sloop" is an ideal ship ...
      1. Charik
        Charik 16 October 2020 08: 40 New
        +5
        hidden boat - no radiation, no sharp corners - stealth 19v
  5. silberwolf88
    silberwolf88 16 October 2020 07: 59 New
    0
    having a printing press you never have to worry about the price ...
    it is over there that people create values ​​... and within the whole World ... the USA ... buys these values ​​for paper with portraits
  6. askort154
    askort154 16 October 2020 08: 09 New
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    The whole point of the article is expressed in its title.
    The US Navy is preparing to send stealth destroyers of the Zumwalt class "for revision": they are not satisfied with the radars.
    The rest can not be read, there are too many letters and abbreviations. crying
  7. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 16 October 2020 08: 12 New
    +2
    So he won't go to the North Atlantic anytime soon? recourse
  8. cniza
    cniza 16 October 2020 08: 27 New
    +3
    For several years, the destroyers were significantly weakened in their functionality due to the reduction in funds allocated for the project.


    I read it and choked, in my opinion it is more expensive than this project, for this class of ships, does not exist from the word at all. Nobody dreamed of such a cut of money ...
    1. Alex777
      Alex777 16 October 2020 14: 41 New
      +3
      After the radar is refined, it will become an aircraft carrier at a price. bully
      1. cniza
        cniza 16 October 2020 16: 44 New
        +3
        Uh-huh, if it does not overtake, they have a glorious "harvest" there ...
      2. tralflot1832
        tralflot1832 16 October 2020 22: 12 New
        +1
        Then there will be a malavat power plant! Well, as an option. I will not refuse to rollback. drinks
  9. Avior
    Avior 16 October 2020 08: 35 New
    0
    A victim of savings.
    Initially, it was clear that the radar, cut in half, would severely limit the ship's air defense and missile defense capabilities.
    Now they will add.
    You look, missile defense missiles for mk57 cells will also work, allowing you to bypass the problem of creating missile defense missiles due to the small size of standard mk41 cells
    1. Alex777
      Alex777 16 October 2020 22: 17 New
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      Mk57 is a good launcher, but few of them. A total of 3 ships. It is unlikely that something special will be built. They can, but the cost would be prohibitive in low-volume production. hi
      1. Avior
        Avior 16 October 2020 23: 14 New
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        240 cells is the need for about 300-400 missile defense missiles at least, if you make
        On the basis of the existing cm-3 with an increased amount of fuel, in fact, it is not so expensive.
        If there is a rocket, it will be possible to talk about the version of Arleigh Burke with a reduced number of cells MK-57, for example 32 MK41 and 32 MK57, you get a universal ship with the ability to
        So far, there is no point in introducing the MK57, all the same there are the same missiles as in the MK41
        1. Alex777
          Alex777 17 October 2020 15: 23 New
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          So far, there is no point in introducing the MK57, all the same there are the same missiles as in the MK41

          Now it is. Let it be. bully
  10. Doccor18
    Doccor18 16 October 2020 09: 05 New
    +1
    What do they want to fashion out of this incredibly expensive and disastrous project? The mass destroyer failed. Putting a super-duper radar and making a command and staff ship is too expensive, the point then is in everything ... To make a strike ship - there are clearly not enough cells. Long-range guns clearly did not work. If you completely remove them and add more P.U. missiles, bringing up to 160 ... But it looks like the layout will have to be greatly changed, and this is again years and billions ...
    I can’t even imagine what else can be sculpted from this diamond “ugly duckling” fleet, which will never become a swan.
    1. Alex777
      Alex777 16 October 2020 22: 23 New
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      What do they want to sculpt out of this incredibly expensive and disastrous project?

      Ticonderogs are being written off. They can make the Zamvolts replace them as the AUG command ship.
      Burkes alone do not quite cope with the AUG air defense. They need a cruiser.
      Or Burke Series III. But there are none yet.
      1. Doccor18
        Doccor18 17 October 2020 07: 12 New
        +1
        AUG - 10, and Zumwalt - only 3. So a full replacement for Ticonderogs will not work. Rather, Burke's next series will be made more command-capable cruiser. And just a command and staff ship 10 yards away is already crazy, even for the "diamond" Pentagon. Rather, they will modify the Mk57 and anti-missiles for it. Floating anti-ballistic defense batteries are their most obvious future.
        1. Alex777
          Alex777 17 October 2020 15: 22 New
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          Floating anti-ballistic defense batteries are their most obvious future.

          As part of AUG, this is quite useful.
          Especially for those AUG who will go to China.
          1. Doccor18
            Doccor18 17 October 2020 15: 34 New
            +1
            As part of AUG, this is quite useful.
            Especially for those AUG who will go to China.

            Possible.
            But three AUGs are not enough to break China.
            War is won not only by technological superiority. The faith and heroism of the people in the war mean much more. This was proved by many military conflicts of the 20th century.
            The United States will be able to defeat the PRC only with the help of internal decomposition and betrayal of the national princelings, as happened with the USSR. A military conflict between the United States and the PRC is unlikely because American businessmen clearly understand that the people (and they do not have a single people) will not follow them. And the Chinese are 97% a single nation that will fight for their future.
            1. Alex777
              Alex777 17 October 2020 17: 36 New
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              Potential always matters. bully
  11. aszzz888
    aszzz888 16 October 2020 09: 11 New
    -1
    At the same time, the United States is asking questions why it was impossible to immediately analyze the characteristics of the AN / SPY-3 radars in order to reveal "the inadequacy of their characteristics for performing modern combat missions."
    But how then to download the loot? laughing
  12. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 16 October 2020 09: 56 New
    +1
    these destroyers are again called problematic
    How many times in the last two years? One gets the impression that they will never take their place in the ranks and will go to the metal, as another costly and failed American project. And of course the duty officer
    The destroyers have been significantly weakened in their functionality for several years. due to a reduction in funds allocated for the project.
  13. Lebed
    Lebed 16 October 2020 10: 33 New
    15
    Have made a "headache" on your head. The only pity is that there are only three. Should have done thirty.
  14. Operator
    Operator 16 October 2020 11: 28 New
    +1
    Shaw, again / again? laughing
  15. ZEMCH
    ZEMCH 16 October 2020 15: 15 New
    +2
    The US Navy is preparing to send stealth destroyers of the Zumwalt class "for revision": they are not satisfied with the radars

    New radars will be fired)) then it turns out that the missiles that are needed for new radars do not fit into the cells, then trim on the nose, because rockets and cells are very heavy!)) But at the end they will be placed at the berth so that God forbid they go out to sea))) Or they will be called a laboratory for testing new weapons))) Not for the first time for the States))
  16. lvov_aleksey
    lvov_aleksey 16 October 2020 19: 12 New
    +1
    They have a big problem! Under NG, Putin will tell something else and the Stars and Stripes will again knock out grandmothers from the NATO budget !!!!!)))))))))))))
    pssorri for NATO budget