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"Will be shackled over a third of the funds for shipbuilding": the US Navy ordered new ICBM carrier submarines

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On Thursday, the US Navy announced that it has signed a $ 9,47 billion contract with the shipbuilding company General Dynamics Electric Boat, which will fully finance the construction of the Columbia-class lead ballistic missile submarine (SSBN 826), as well as the advance payment of a second submarine, the future USS Wisconsin (SSBN 827).


Thus, the lengthy preparation for the start of construction of a new type of American submarines - carriers of ICBMs (intercontinental ballistic missiles) - was completed.

It is assumed that 12 ships of the Columbia project will replace the retiring Ohio class submarines. Columbia is expected to become fully operational in 2031.

From that moment on, the program entered the stage of preparation for the expanded production of submarines in the second half of the 2020s, when the Navy plans to purchase one ship per year.

In design and sophistication, this program is superior to any other submarine we have ever built.
- stated in the Navy.

Columbia is recognized as a very expensive project. The Navy estimates that one corps will cost $ 7,5 billion. By 2026, when the fleet will receive a submarine every year, this program will consume up to 38 percent of the Navy's funds allocated for shipbuilding, that is, over a third of the shipbuilding budget will be constrained. At the same time, you need to build a lot of other pennants as part of a grand renovation program. fleet.

Here's the thing, we need more money. We need more income
- explained the head of the department of naval operations, Admiral Michael Gilday.
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  1. NDR-791
    NDR-791 6 November 2020 07: 30
    +1
    Here's the thing, we need more money. We need more income
    Here it is, what's the matter laughing I give a free recipe, appreciate it !!! Turn on the machine and print the speed you need. You are no stranger to it.
    1. Ka-52
      Ka-52 6 November 2020 07: 41
      +2
      to build another nuclear-powered ship, you need to conquer the next oil-bearing Popuasia. To conquer the next oil-bearing Popuasia, more nuclear-powered ships are needed. A vicious circle, however laughing
      1. Insurgent
        Insurgent 6 November 2020 08: 33
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        Quote: Ka-52
        to build another nuclear-powered ship, you need to conquer the next oil-bearing Popuasia. To conquer the next oil-bearing Popuasia, more nuclear-powered ships are needed. A vicious circle, however laughing

        And Papuans are not endless, as well as deposits, and not only oil, but, for example, poly-, and rare earth metals ...
        And many of these areas are already under the Chinese, who have their own interests there, and the companies that represent these interests.
        So, not only a "vicious circle", but also a certain problem that fetters the US freedom of action.
      2. Pereira
        Pereira 6 November 2020 08: 41
        +3
        It is cheaper to buy leaders.
        1. Insurgent
          Insurgent 6 November 2020 08: 52
          -2
          Quote: Pereira
          It is cheaper to buy leaders.

          I wrote above that the most delicious pieces have already been shared by other players, and you will not have to buy the leaders, but outbidas in the auction.
          But the Americans are not used to this, but they are also afraid to act against the PRC by force (for example) ...
          1. Pereira
            Pereira 6 November 2020 08: 57
            +1
            In theory, yes - to outbid. But the price will only rise up to a certain limit - until it becomes more profitable to kill. And a curious incident may arise, the winner is not the one who is richer, but the one who first decides to liquidate. And for some reason it seems to me that it will not be China.
            1. Insurgent
              Insurgent 6 November 2020 09: 02
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              Quote: Pereira
              the price will only rise up to a certain limit - until it becomes more profitable to kill.

              As the saying goes - " Do not outweigh everyone! "
              A "rival firm", too, of such successor chiefs, may have a whole deck in store.
              For some reason skate that China ALREADY not a country that is ready to easily get kicked and fuck off ...
              1. Pereira
                Pereira 6 November 2020 09: 07
                +1
                This is a rich topic for discussion.
                If you play on the territory for a long time, as the Americans are able to do, then potential successors have already been classified and their serial number has been determined.
                Intense persuasion, such as rape of a black woman in a hotel, can be started with a potential candidate.
                1. Boa kaa
                  Boa kaa 6 November 2020 19: 44
                  +1
                  Quote: Pereira
                  This is a rich topic for discussion.

                  About finance, leaders and popuassia - no doubt about it! The only pity is that there is nothing about the boat.
                  Therefore, with your permission, a few words on the topic:
                  In total there are two shipyards, capable of building ships with nuclear power plants. Such ships make up over 40% of the main combat units of the US Navy. The Ohio-class SSBNs were designed and built by the General Dynamics Electric Boat Division (GD / EB) of Groton, Connecticut, and Quonset Point, Rhode Island. The same shipyards will also build and design the Columbia-class SSBNs. degree is attributed to class succession "Ohio".
                  Columbia-class SSBNs will have the following tactical and technical features:

                  - equipping with a reactor with fuel filling for one cycle for 42 years of service;
                  - equipping with an electric propulsion system, which will ensure greater stealth of the boat in comparison with previous boats of the "Ohio" type, which already have a reputation for being very secretive;
                  - equipping ICBM silos with d = 87 inches (2,2 m), similar to those on Ohio. Columbia-class SSBNs will be equipped with Trident-2-class SLBMs until at least 2042, after which - probably with improved Tridents. Since 2008, British developers have been working on the Columbia-class SSBN's missile compartment with predominantly British funding, since the missile compartment on the American SSBNs will be similar to the new type of British SSBNs of the Dreadnought type being designed;
                  - in size - the length and beam of the Columbia-class SSBN will be almost the same as the Ohio-class SSBN. The Columbia's boom will be just one foot larger - 43 feet (13,1 m) instead of 42 feet (12,8 m) for Ohio. The length of boats for two types - "Klumbia" and "Ohio" is the same - 560 feet (170,68 m). In terms of displacement and size, American nuclear submarines such as Ohio and Columbia are close to battle cruisers of the First World War;
                  - instead of Ohio's 24 missile silos, Columbia will be equipped 16 launchers. But despite such a significant quantitative - by one third - reduction in missile armament, the displacement (underwater) of the Columbia will be more - 20 tons instead of 815 tons for the Ohio. Consequently, Columbia will be more equipped with all kinds of the latest equipment that Ohio does not have. It is known that the Columbia-class SSBNs "due to unique requirements of strategic importance" have increased requirements for stealth and survivability;
                  - based on the calculation of SSBN equipment 16 Trident II D-5LE ballistic missiles, all 12 submarines of the series will be armed with 192 ballistic missiles with 1536 warheads at the minimum and 2688 at the maximum. The Trident II D-5 SLBM has 2 equipment options: either up to 8 W88-type BBs with an explosion power of 475 kt, or up to 14 W76 warheads with a yield of 100 kt;
                  - crew of SSBN "Columbia" will be about 155 people. Apparently, as in the case of the Ohio-class SSBN, Columbia will have two replacement crews - Gold and Blue according to the American classification.
                  EADaily analytical editorial office
                  1. Pereira
                    Pereira 6 November 2020 20: 28
                    +1
                    Alexander, thanks for the information. If you don't know where to look, finding is not easy.
                    1. Boa kaa
                      Boa kaa 8 November 2020 11: 49
                      0
                      Who seeks will always find! (from)
  2. Doccor18
    Doccor18 6 November 2020 07: 38
    +3
    Is she all platinum ...?
    7,5 yards apiece !!! 9 times more expensive than Boreus. Yes, the US military-industrial complex is able to cut the budget ...
    1. Victor_B
      Victor_B 6 November 2020 07: 52
      +2
      Quote: Doccor18
      Is she all platinum ...?

      In terms of value, either F-22 or F35 is more expensive than the same amount by weight of gold.
      1. Pereira
        Pereira 6 November 2020 08: 42
        +1
        Brilliant. They can be bought as gold reserves!
        1. Victor_B
          Victor_B 6 November 2020 08: 54
          +2
          Quote: Pereira
          You can buy them as gold reserves!

          Not...
          The doors in the vaults are narrow ...
          They won't fit. laughing
          1. Pereira
            Pereira 6 November 2020 08: 58
            +1
            You can build new ones. Especially if on budget money. Serdyukov and Vasilyeva could have done it.
    2. times
      times 6 November 2020 08: 02
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      Quote: Doccor18
      7,5 yards apiece !!! 9 times more expensive than Borea

      I won’t be surprised if by the end of construction it goes over 10 yards.
      1. t-12
        t-12 6 November 2020 22: 47
        0
        This is the lead boat, the subsequent ones will probably be cheaper.
  3. A. Privalov
    A. Privalov 6 November 2020 08: 44
    +7
    The article clearly shows concern that the staff members will not have enough military budget for all of them. So, it's not worth worrying about them at all.
    For comparison:
    ... the US military budget in 2020 reached almost 750 billion for the first time, which, according to Shoigu, is comparable to the total annual military budget of all countries of the world and exceeds Russia's 16 times.

    $ 750 billion, that's an amount three times higher than the entire expenditure budget of the Russian Federation.

    If we take the defense budgets of the United States and Russia as a percentage of the country's total budget or GDP, the picture will be even more depressing ...

    Well, what can I say, defense is expensive. It takes a lot of money. For peaceful purposes they would be, but alas ... request
    1. ZEMCH
      ZEMCH 6 November 2020 14: 55
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      Quote: A. Privalov
      ... the US military budget in 2020 reached almost 750 billion for the first time, which, according to Shoigu, is comparable to the total annual military budget of all countries of the world and exceeds Russia's 16 times.

      The fleet is allocated in the region of 90-100 billion
  4. Hermit21
    Hermit21 6 November 2020 08: 53
    0
    By 2026? The author confused nothing?
    1. Orange bigg
      Orange bigg 6 November 2020 09: 48
      +1
      There are two conflicting statements in the article. Full duty from 2031, and by 2026 the fleet wants to receive a submarine. what request
      It is assumed that 12 ships of the Columbia project will replace the retiring Ohio class submarines. Columbia is expected to become fully operational in 2031.


      By 2026, when the fleet will receive a submarine every year, this program will consume up to 38 percent of the Navy's funds allocated for shipbuilding, that is, over a third of the shipbuilding budget will be constrained.
  5. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 6 November 2020 11: 04
    0
    Here's the thing, we need more money. We need more income
    So what's the problem? Follow the already tested and more than once scenario - to unleash a war (better small and victorious) and make good money on it for the military-industrial complex companies.
  6. Alexey RA
    Alexey RA 6 November 2020 12: 38
    +2
    Here's the thing, we need more money. We need more income.

    More gold is needed, my lord. ©
    And then they will start building a ziggurat. smile
  7. ZEMCH
    ZEMCH 6 November 2020 14: 49
    0
    Here's the thing, we need more money. We need more income

    This is the main message from the Admirals, give money and you can sleep peacefully, then the deadlines to the right, the budget did not fit, then they will reduce the number, however, as always laughing
    But the machine is own, and the budget of the US Department of Defense is huge
  8. Ax Matt
    Ax Matt 6 November 2020 16: 26
    -1
    Well, the sumvolts have already been "built". And they kind of "float". Let them build puns too. Sivulfov won ka - whole armadas wherever you look. So that the water in the ocean is not enough from their "displacement". laughing
    Author! The United States has a Navy, not a Navy !!!