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The United States wants to dominate the world's oceans: a new attack submarine is being created in the States

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The United States wants to dominate the world's oceans: a new attack submarine is being created in the States

In the United States, work has already begun on a new attack submarine. Thanks to the constant renewal of the underwater fleet the naval forces intend to maintain their dominance in the world's oceans.


More speed and stealth


At present, one of the main means of deterring enemy submarines is the Virginia-class attack submarines with a displacement of about 8 thousand tons, armed with Tomahawks. The program for their construction has not yet been completed; in total, it is planned to deploy about 30 ships. However, work has already begun on the creation of a promising next-generation strike nuclear submarine, which received the designation SSN (X).

We expect it to be a larger sub, probably in the Columbia size class, but we can say nothing more.
- noted on November 2 at the BWX Technologies company, which produces nuclear reactors.

As USNI News explains, when specifying the dimensions of the nuclear submarine, it is not the displacement that is meant, but the diameter of the ship: a promising carrier of a nuclear weapons "Columbia" belongs to a completely different class of submarines and will have a displacement of about 20 thousand tons and have a hull with a diameter of 12,8 meters (the "Virginia" - 11 meters).

A wider submarine hull can improve some of the product's characteristics, such as stealth (by accommodating more sound-absorbing materials) and travel speed (also due to the additional space).


Virginia class attack submarine


"Masters of the Ocean"


This is confirmed by individual statements made by the highest ranks of the Navy.

The Navy says the next generation attack submarine should be faster, more secretive and capable of carrying more torpedoes than the Virginia class.
- noted the Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Mike Gilday, calling for the creation of a "toothy" nuclear submarine of a new type.

In his words, the United States should dominate the world's oceans.

The advantage we have in the underwater world is an advantage that we need to not only maintain, but also expand. I want to own the underwater world forever
- declared Guilday.

The project has the designation SSN (X) until it gets a class name [...] This will be the continuation of the fast submarine Virginia, and it [the new submarine] will appear sometime in the late 2030s
- explained in BWX Technologies.

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  1. Jacket in stock
    Jacket in stock 3 November 2020 14: 07
    +8
    I want to own the underwater world forever
    the right desire.
    It would be surprising if he said: "I'm tired of being the ruler of the sea, if I go to someone's service."
    1. credo
      credo 3 November 2020 14: 18
      +1
      Quote: Jacket in stock
      I want to own the underwater world forever
      the right desire.
      It would be surprising if he said: "I'm tired of being the ruler of the sea, if I go to someone's service."

      Of course, the Anglo-Saxons have over the edge of snobbery, but who said that world history is an empty phrase.
      1. Mikhail Tynda
        Mikhail Tynda 3 November 2020 15: 02
        +2
        Eeeee ... What does history have to do with it? Who owned the sea forever?
        1. credo
          credo 3 November 2020 15: 10
          0
          Quote: Mikhail Tynda
          Eeeee ... What does history have to do with it? Who owned the sea forever?

          So after all I am about the same.
          The admiral apparently did not study world history, and therefore dreams of pipe dreams.
          1. Dude
            Dude 3 November 2020 15: 40
            -2
            Quote: credo
            Quote: Mikhail Tynda
            Eeeee ... What does history have to do with it? Who owned the sea forever?

            So after all I am about the same.
            The admiral apparently did not study world history, and therefore dreams of pipe dreams.

            It is possible to carve the sea, of course, but to own it? .. Especially, forever?)) ...
    2. Pessimist22
      Pessimist22 3 November 2020 14: 20
      +1
      The arms race, the moon has gathered more, trade wars with China, and you can overstrain.
      1. Borik
        Borik 3 November 2020 14: 45
        -7
        Recognized that the Russians are preparing a project "Husky" decided to answer their own and call for the creation of a "toothy" nuclear submarine of a new type, which was given the SSN (X) designation. Well, our smart heads have pushed mattress makers into new multi-billion dollar spending.
        1. Alex777
          Alex777 3 November 2020 16: 30
          +1
          And the most interesting thing is that the future boat will be big. wink
          What will our apologists for small attack nuclear submarines say?
      2. Boa kaa
        Boa kaa 3 November 2020 23: 29
        -3
        Quote: Pessimist22
        and you can overstrain.
        It's Easy!
        All you need to do is turn off the "printing press"
        And the puffing of cheeks will end: you will have to live within your means, and not on interest, like a rentier.
  2. Maki maki
    Maki maki 3 November 2020 14: 12
    12
    All empires come and go
  3. Alien From
    Alien From 3 November 2020 14: 15
    +3
    The trouble is that all funding comes from all over the world, due to the dominance of the dollar.
  4. Thrifty
    Thrifty 3 November 2020 14: 21
    +7
    Yes, Russia, alas, is not the USSR, we will not win such a technological race. ..
    1. askort154
      askort154 3 November 2020 14: 46
      +1
      Thrifty...Yes, Russia, alas, is not the USSR, we will not win such a technological race. ..

      Now they have to be against two - Russia and China. But only they have a printing press. Therefore, they are promoting the race again, especially the psychological one. hi
    2. Mikhail Tynda
      Mikhail Tynda 3 November 2020 15: 12
      -3
      Katz offers to surrender? wink
    3. the Saint
      the Saint 4 November 2020 19: 32
      -2
      Quote: Thrifty
      Russia, alas, not the USSR

      But the ethics have not changed, judging by "she drowned". After all, the Soviet authorities renounced their K-129 boat, which sank in 1968.
      The fact of the loss was strictly classified and the disappeared submarine was eliminated from the Soviet Navy. The relatives received official documents, which indicated that the sailor did not die while on duty, but simply died.
      The Soviet Union at that time officially abandoned its ship. It was considered ownerless. According to legal norms, whoever finds it first could consider him his.
      Possessing advanced technologies, the Americans, after a thorough search, found the lost submarine at a depth of over 5 km and partially raised it.
      The bodies of the victims were raised from the bottom along with the fragments of the ship. Then they were buried in accordance with all the rules of the Soviet Navy. The footage of the ceremony was transferred from America to Russia in 1994.
  5. Crabong
    Crabong 3 November 2020 14: 35
    +1
    Don't underestimate these sailors.
  6. flicker
    flicker 3 November 2020 14: 35
    0
    Meanwhile, infa comes in that Biden is ahead of Trump.
  7. Sailor
    Sailor 3 November 2020 14: 35
    +4
    By this time, we, too, have a fleet of Aligarhs that will be larger in total displacement than the weight of the US Navy!
  8. Undecim
    Undecim 3 November 2020 14: 45
    +3
    In the United States, work has already begun on a new strike submarine.
    The headline is panicky and not true.
    They did not start, they only ask for money to start. The Navy has requested a million dollars for the next fiscal year and a million for each subsequent fiscal year until 2025 to begin developing SSN (X) requirements, as well as to explore related technologies and operational concepts.
    An interesting point - an attempt to insert a link in Varzone is blocked as illegal language.
    1. shpon123
      shpon123 3 November 2020 15: 22
      +1
      The important thing is that sooner or later this submarine will appear in the United States, but I'm not sure about us.
  9. Ax Matt
    Ax Matt 3 November 2020 14: 56
    -1
    ... Look, and in front of him is his old trough again! wassat
  10. Mouse
    Mouse 3 November 2020 15: 05
    +6
    I want to own the underwater world forever
    - declared Guilday.

    Immortal or what? recourse So I found my own needle on Koschei ... wink
  11. Egor53
    Egor53 3 November 2020 15: 25
    -1
    They start a civil war.
    Pede..rasty with transva..stitami fought, for the presidency 2 senile elderly people are fighting. Black-pops with whites and Latinos fight.
    And they talk about dominion in the underwater world.
    Well, just like kids in heluvin.
    1. Kushka
      Kushka 4 November 2020 00: 02
      0
      Their intestines are thin, but this is not 300 years ago.
      They never had either Pugachev or
      Stenki Razin, not even some Makhno.
      Is that King, so there are only rallies.
      This is not your mother Russia - Kolchak, Wrangel,
      Krasnov - there will be a long list.
      So wet your preziks from around the corner, yes.
      This is their national sport.
  12. Alexey-74
    Alexey-74 3 November 2020 15: 29
    0
    "I want to own the underwater world forever" - wanting is not harmful ...
  13. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 3 November 2020 15: 31
    +2
    I want to own the underwater world forever
    Well, Poseidon showed up. And I already began to think by a sinful deed that Greek mythology had invented something. Yes, these (Americans) will not die of modesty.
  14. rocket757
    rocket757 3 November 2020 15: 35
    0
    Boats still have to return somewhere! And not just somewhere there, but where they can be properly serviced, repaired and so on.
    So we return to the question, but where? If the conflict has already occurred and there will be no way back!
  15. lopuhan2006
    lopuhan2006 3 November 2020 15: 39
    +3
    While they manage to own. And there are no prerequisites for the opposite in the foreseeable future. If we add the submarines of Japan and Great Britain, then for us and China for the next 15-25 years the picture is sad.
    1. the Saint
      the Saint 4 November 2020 19: 18
      -2
      Quote: lopuhan2006
      While they manage to own. And there are no prerequisites for the opposite in the foreseeable future. If we add the submarines of Japan and Great Britain, then for us and China for the next 15-25 years the picture is sad.

      Add submarines of France, Italy, Australia .. In general, NATO and a number of other countries.
      About "we with China" is naive and funny, of course. It's like the despair of being alone.
  16. Russobel
    Russobel 3 November 2020 15: 39
    0
    I want to own the underwater world forever
    - declared Guilday.

    Here, too, Captain Nemo.
    Eternal memory of their dreams!
  17. APASUS
    APASUS 3 November 2020 15: 51
    +1
    I wonder how much money the program for creating a new SSN (X) will pull, again for a trillion of greens?
  18. Sergey39
    Sergey39 3 November 2020 16: 02
    0
    Let them first ensure dominance in their country.
  19. Bersaglieri
    Bersaglieri 3 November 2020 16: 16
    +1
    Columbia is an analogue of Borea. This is not a "strike submarine" :)
    1. Eugene-Eugene
      3 November 2020 18: 39
      +2
      And we are not talking about ICBM carriers. SSN (X) is the continuation of the Virginia line, the so-called. "anti-submarine" nuclear submarines.
      1. Boa kaa
        Boa kaa 4 November 2020 00: 01
        0
        Quote: Eugene-Eugene
        SSN (X) is the continuation of the Virginia line, the so-called. "anti-submarine" nuclear submarines.

        No, this abbreviation (SSN) stands for "multipurpose" submarine, not anti-submarine (the Yankees do not have such a classification). Index (X) indicates the PLA number.
  20. Bersaglieri
    Bersaglieri 3 November 2020 16: 18
    0
    And SSN (X) is a study for a period of 2040 + ... "The principle of Nassreddin, his donkey and padishah" - works everywhere on our little ball :)
  21. ZEMCH
    ZEMCH 3 November 2020 18: 59
    -2
    will appear sometime in the late 2030s

    "Give me money, I want to own the underwater world forever"
    So decide, either the underwater world, or shock on land! wink
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  23. Kushka
    Kushka 3 November 2020 23: 46
    0
    Oceans and seas - most of
    the globe. Who owns them
    he owns the globe.
  24. the Saint
    the Saint 4 November 2020 19: 20
    -2
    USA wants to dominate the world's oceans
    -------------------------------------------------- ------------------------
    They already dominate it since 1945