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US Navy announced a tender for the development of self-transported torpedo mines

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US Navy announced a tender for the development of self-transported torpedo mines

The US Navy has announced a tender for the supply of Hammerhead self-transporting anti-submarine torpedoes. As NPlus1 reports with reference to Breaking Defense, the winner will have to develop, organize production and supply to the American the fleet

new weapon system.

The US Navy's Hammerhead program first became known in April this year. The Hammerhead system is a self-transporting anchor anti-submarine mine that is equipped with a 324-mm anti-submarine torpedo to destroy submarines. In addition to the capsule with the 324 mm Mk 54 torpedo, the Hammerhead mine must have anchor modules; motor; detection; management; communication. The main means of placing Hammerhead min-torpedoes should be autonomous long-range submarines, which will make it possible to covertly penetrate enemy submarine bases and make installations directly in the basing and deployment areas of enemy submarines.

The main task of the new system is the automatic detection and destruction of enemy submarines, as well as the creation of closed zones in the ocean for enemy warships. As stated in the US Navy, it is planned to use the new system, first of all, in the Pacific Ocean and the North Atlantic against the nuclear submarines of China and Russia.

The winner of the tender in 2021 will receive a contract from the US Navy for the production of 30 prototype torpedo mines. In 2023, the Navy plans to conduct sea trials of the purchased advanced prototypes of this system.

Note that until 2001, the US Navy was armed with Mk.60 CAPTOR torpedo mines, which are a container with a standard Mk.46 torpedo with an active and passive acoustic guidance system. The system was able to detect submarine noises at a distance of up to one kilometer and ignore the noises of surface ships. The torpedo's range was 7,3 kilometers.
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  1. rocket757
    rocket757 21 October 2020 14: 11 New
    -6
    The main task of the new system is the automatic detection and destruction of enemy submarines,

    Even to develop / have such mines is a crime, absolutely crazy. Of course, the loaf is not vigorous, but autonomy is a direct path to "incidental damage", as they prefer to excuse themselves when the next wedding / funeral is rolled out ...
    There are no limits for such, when that reason, responsibility simply does not remain.
    1. Alexey RA
      Alexey RA 21 October 2020 14: 33 New
      +6
      Quote: rocket757
      Even to develop / have such mines is a crime, absolutely crazy. Of course, the loaf is not vigorous, but autonomy is a direct path to "incidental damage", as they prefer to excuse themselves when the next wedding / funeral is rolled out ...
      There are no limits for such, when that reason, responsibility simply does not remain.

      You are 48 years late with your indignation. In 1972, the domestic PMT-1 torpedo was put into service. Overseas, the decision to purchase the first CAPTOR mine torpedoes was made in 1975.
      Hammerhead is the same CAPTOR, but capable of independently walking a certain distance from the carrier to the place of setting.
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 21 October 2020 14: 43 New
        -5
        And there is nothing to be proud of, in general, and no one.
        1. Shurik70
          Shurik70 21 October 2020 21: 49 New
          +1
          How do they define friend / foe?
          For noise?
          But then, to counteract, it is necessary to change the characteristics of the noise. This is technically possible.
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          2. sen
            sen 22 October 2020 06: 22 New
            +2
            The ammunition was capable of detecting submarine noises at a distance of up to one thousand meters and ignoring the noises of surface ships. After detecting the submarine, CAPTOR vertically launched the Mk.46 torpedo, which then went to the target at a speed of more than 30 knots (55,5 kilometers per hour). The torpedo's range is 7,3 kilometers.
          3. rocket757
            rocket757 22 October 2020 09: 17 New
            +1
            Technically, not everything is possible, of course, a lot ... but there are also technical failures! And then someone is out of luck and ....
            1. Shurik70
              Shurik70 22 October 2020 18: 22 New
              +1
              Quote: rocket757
              Technically, not everything is possible, of course, a lot ... but there are also technical failures! And then someone is out of luck and ....

              Then the failure of technology can be in different directions, including in the determinant of friend or foe
              1. rocket757
                rocket757 22 October 2020 21: 18 New
                +1
                A truncated can be. Not to swim, not to anchor just broke completely .... all refusals are not tragic, except for one thing - just anyone.
    2. Jacket in stock
      Jacket in stock 21 October 2020 14: 53 New
      +2
      Quote: rocket757
      but autonomy is a direct path to "incidental damage"

      So what?
      It once bothered them?
      Moreover, such a thing will be displayed in our waters near our ports.
      And they do not consider us as people at all, so, subhuman-untermension.
      Yes, and it will be used during the war period, and even there it will be considered incidental damage - it will not be counted, it will
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 21 October 2020 14: 58 New
        -2
        Mines, of course, are effective and serious protection for the weak ... but there is too much "incidental damage" and they collect it for an infinitely long time!
    3. Virus-free crown
      Virus-free crown 21 October 2020 15: 03 New
      +9
      Quote: rocket757
      The main task of the new system is the automatic detection and destruction of enemy submarines,

      Even to develop / have such mines is a crime, absolutely crazy. Of course, the loaf is not vigorous, but autonomy is a direct path to "incidental damage", as they prefer to excuse themselves when the next wedding / funeral is rolled out ...
      There are no limits for such, when that reason, responsibility simply does not remain.

      And what is our "Poseidon" "better" ?! bully from a formal point of view, our apparatus is also autonomous, and "incidental damage" organizes - you will download !!! lol
      1. Zoldat_A
        Zoldat_A 21 October 2020 15: 37 New
        +4
        Quote: Corona without virus
        And what is our "Poseidon" "better" ?! from a formal point of view, our apparatus is also autonomous, and "incidental damage" organizes - you will download !!!

        I would like to recall that the concept of "Poseidon" was proposed by our great fighter for disarmament, Academician AD Sakharov, in a conversation with the then Commander-in-Chief of the Navy. To which he called this concept "bestial."
        Years passed - we were forced to create such a weapon.

        Once upon a time there was the first medicine for all infections - penicillin. Now it has not been prescribed for 10 years - it is rather weak in comparison with today's synthetic antibiotics. On someone else's experience (God himself had mercy) I saw how gonorrhea was treated for a long time and dreary 25 years ago - and now there are 2 tablets.
        I admit that in the foreseeable future there will be compact and easy-to-deliver devices capable of destroying, for example, the United States with one unit. Or Europe. So after all, since the Cuban missile crisis it is known that the preservation of peace is promoted not by the use of such weapons, but by their availability and the possibility of using them. If in the 90s the Sverdlovsk Drunkard had managed to realize the American dream and COMPLETELY destroy Russian nuclear weapons, then in Engels now there would be not a Tu-160, but a B-52.

        So the existence of "Poseidon" with its global impact is justified. And the strike by a high-precision cruise missile on a wedding, mistaken for a congestion of militants, or on a tractor, mistaken for a tank - no.

        And, by and large, the Americans do not care deeply about our opinion about these self-propelled mines. If they want and can, they will have these mines. If they don't want to or cannot, they won't.
        1. Virus-free crown
          Virus-free crown 21 October 2020 17: 29 New
          +1
          Quote: Zoldat_A
          Quote: Corona without virus
          And what is our "Poseidon" "better" ?! from a formal point of view, our apparatus is also autonomous, and "incidental damage" organizes - you will download !!!

          I would like to recall that the concept of "Poseidon" was proposed by our great fighter for disarmament, Academician AD Sakharov, in a conversation with the then Commander-in-Chief of the Navy. To which he called this concept "bestial."
          Years passed - we were forced to create such a weapon.
          .

          Let's take a short excursion into the history of war ...

          1. September 8, 1380 - Battle of Kulikovo ... The parties are waiting until they gather in an open field. Peresvet and Chelubey first face off against "all honest people" - and only then did the Battle itself begin good

          2. June 22, 1941 ... Historians argue about + - an hour or two = but the fact is that FIRST the German bombers flew out - and only then the German embassy in the USSR announced the beginning of the Second World War with all sorts of "notes of protest" ...

          3. In modern conditions, American "vigorous loaves" will fly before the US Ambassador has time to reach the Kremlin ...

          So ... three "simple" cases ... started a war with Russia without her consent ... and so ... I believe that "Poseidons" should hang out off the coast of America, so that no American warriors would even think I could not come up with the idea to start the Third World War !!! good What would they know, as soon as their missiles fly out - right there in the sea-okey it will begin to form with fifty tsunamis that will demolish half of America for sure !!! soldier
          1. Zoldat_A
            Zoldat_A 21 October 2020 17: 38 New
            +2
            Quote: Corona without virus
            three "simple" cases ... started a war with Russia without her consent ... and so ... I believe that "Poseidons" should hang out off the coast of America, so that no American warriors could even think of it to start the Third World War !!!

            An absolutely sensible idea. good Another half-bucket of political will to those on whom it depends ... And then we can talk a lot here - and then there will be only a Marked Dog and Drunkard Sverdlovsky - and the desire of millions to go down the drain ...
      2. rocket757
        rocket757 21 October 2020 17: 40 New
        0
        Was I somewhere when I praised Poseidon?
        1. Virus-free crown
          Virus-free crown 21 October 2020 18: 14 New
          0
          Quote: rocket757
          Was I somewhere when I praised Poseidon?

          I will answer you with your own words hi

          Was I somewhere when I praised Poseidon?

          But since he is "in nature" ... (I believe that it may be) - let him stand guard over the "Frontiers of Our Motherland" soldier

          Although the concept of Academician Sakharov is 100 times cheaper and 1000 times easier - okay, let it be Poseidon good
  2. aristok
    aristok 21 October 2020 14: 12 New
    +2
    Effective concept.
    And what is the application experience?
  3. Alexey RA
    Alexey RA 21 October 2020 14: 27 New
    +5
    The US Navy's Hammerhead program first became known in April this year. The Hammerhead system is a self-transporting anchor anti-submarine mine that is equipped with a 324-mm anti-submarine torpedo to destroy submarines.

    And someone else called uv. Mine alarmist on the part of mine defense. smile
    Meet, gentlemen - the unkind old "Captor", now with its own engine. That is, the carrier for setting these mines does not need to enter the terrorists - you can launch them in neutral waters, and then these mine-torpedoes will creep in and get into position.
  4. fn34440
    fn34440 21 October 2020 14: 39 New
    -1
    Immediately I remembered the sunken in 1994. ferry "Estonia" with 757 victims.
    How did he drown? There are many speculations.
    The Yankees want to make it a system. World shipping is in danger.
    1. rocket757
      rocket757 21 October 2020 14: 41 New
      0
      Slam the door louder, if that!
      Leave "goodies" to descendants.
  5. evgen1221
    evgen1221 21 October 2020 15: 18 New
    0
    We are waiting for the Americans to sow all the oceans and start civilian tankers being blown up.
  6. APASUS
    APASUS 21 October 2020 16: 35 New
    0
    What decision-making algorithm? Will it accept itself or is it the operator? And what is the level of autonomy. In short, so far only TK
  7. ZEMCH
    ZEMCH 21 October 2020 17: 15 New
    +2
    I only have one question)) And how to control the place of setting, without a map of mine-setting yourself, it won't be scary?
    It is not necessary to sow the sea with mines a lot, it is difficult to remove them later, until now the mines of the WWII times pop up periodically
    1. Escobar
      Escobar 23 October 2020 10: 57 New
      0
      Why all the sea, exits from bases, straits
  8. Escobar
    Escobar 23 October 2020 10: 57 New
    0
    Taking into account the tendencies of the "development" of our mine defense means, if in a few years such a device is adopted by the enemy submarines, it will not be difficult to lock our boats in bases.