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The US Navy has implemented an option for the tenth Virginia class nuclear submarine of the new Block V modification

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The US Navy has implemented an option for the tenth Virginia class nuclear submarine of the new Block V modification

The US Navy exercised an option to the contract for nine Virginia Block V submarines and ordered the construction of the tenth submarine of the new version. The portal defensenews.com reports.


On December 2, 2019, the shipbuilding company General Dynamics Electric Boat Corp. (GDEB, part of General Dynamics Corporation) has been awarded a contract for the construction of nine state-of-the-art Virginia Block V-class nuclear submarines for the US Navy. The contract provided for an option for another submarine, which the US Navy exercised on March 20, 2021.

The cost of the long-term contract is 22,21 billion, and taking into account the construction of the tenth - 24,097 billion dollars. The introduction of nine submarines into the US Navy is planned from 2025 to 2029, there is no information on the tenth yet.

According to the primary contract, eight of the nine new submarines are to be equipped with Virginia Payload Module (VPM) weapon modules. The tenth submarine is likely to receive these modules as well.

Unlike the submarines of previous modifications, the Virginia Block V submarines have an additional section of about 70 feet (21 m) in length, which can accommodate four Virginia Payload Module (VPM) modules. Each of the four modules has seven vertical launchers for Tomahawk cruise missiles. Given the two launchers for six missiles stored in the bow of the boat, the submarine can carry up to 40 cruise missiles in vertical launchers.

In addition, VPMs can be used to accommodate other types of advanced weapons, as well as remote-controlled and autonomous underwater vehicles, as well as means of transport for combat swimmers.

The total length of the boat Virginia Block V in comparison with previous versions will increase from 115 m to 138 m, and the total underwater displacement - from 7900 to 10200 tons.
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  1. Doccor18
    Doccor18 22 March 2021 16: 12
    +9
    The introduction of nine submarines into the US Navy is planned from 2025 to 2029, there is no information on the tenth yet.

    The impression is twofold ... On the one hand - respect and envy, on the other - it's the enemy ...
    1. OgnennyiKotik
      OgnennyiKotik 22 March 2021 16: 27
      +5
      Virginia Block V-class submarines have an additional section, approximately 70 feet (21 m) long, containing four Virginia Payload Modules (VPMs).

      It is planned to install hypersonic missiles in these modules under the IR-CPS program. According to the presentation, there are 3 missiles per block.


      1. New Year day
        New Year day 22 March 2021 16: 50
        +2
        Quote: OgnennyiKotik
        It is planned to install hypersonic missiles in these modules under the IR-CPS program.

        This means that we are not alone in hypersound! All this is the arms race
        1. SovAr238A
          SovAr238A 22 March 2021 17: 31
          +9
          Quote: Silvestr
          Quote: OgnennyiKotik
          It is planned to install hypersonic missiles in these modules under the IR-CPS program.

          This means that we are not alone in hypersound! All this is the arms race


          Those. we farted all over the world, with piece hypersonic units, having no carriers for these missiles, no money for the production of either the missiles themselves, or potential carriers ...

          And now it turns out. that the enemy, "frightened" (precisely in quotes ") of our bunch, began to massively seed his army with real hundredths of hypersonic carriers and the hypersonic missiles themselves.

          And in 5 years we will see the very real picture.

          Dozens of carriers of strategic (and it, due to its speed and range characteristics, can already be a strategic factor) hypersound with them ...
          And all the same 3 pieces of MiG-31K we have ...

          Enemies in our military-industrial complex and our Army ...
          They dig a hole for themselves.
          1. ironic
            ironic 22 March 2021 21: 38
            -4
            So it seems like K-shek 20 pieces? 10 in the southern direction and thereabouts beyond the Urals.
            1. Rzzz
              Rzzz 23 March 2021 09: 08
              +1
              The MiG-31 has not been produced for a long time, they have nowhere else to become. Only conversion from other options.
              But all the same, everything that is 31st, they are already very old (the freshest are suitable for 30 years), and probably many are "tired" who will soon be written off, so there is probably no point in re-equipping them.
              1. Tektor
                Tektor 23 March 2021 11: 03
                +1
                Do you know how many MiG-31s ​​are there in the Russian army, including "canned food"? There are 240 of them. So getting a hundred out of the mothballed and making them the MiG-31K is not a problem.
                1. ironic
                  ironic 24 March 2021 00: 56
                  0
                  As you can see, not everything is so simple, because the hundred were definitely not taken out and not so many refurbished.
                2. Rzzz
                  Rzzz 24 March 2021 07: 49
                  +2
                  And where to get the motors? Also not available. And the resource of a supersonic motor is very small. There is something in stock, but what next?

                  And the motors are the most obvious. There are thousands of parts on the plane with a limited resource, and for many now there may be difficulties associated with the fact that factories have closed.
                  1. Tektor
                    Tektor 24 March 2021 12: 12
                    0
                    Motors are also in canned food: there are more than 1000 of them riveted.
              2. ironic
                ironic 24 March 2021 00: 54
                0
                But two groups, from what they wrote in open sources, were re-equipped. Probably relatively fresh. I don’t remember exactly how many. In the south, I remember that it was 10.
          2. Nastia makarova
            Nastia makarova 23 March 2021 08: 52
            0
            Why are you farts in Ukraine?
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    3. ironic
      ironic 22 March 2021 19: 00
      -2
      The enemy will become if on the battlefield, but for now the enemy.
  2. Thrifty
    Thrifty 22 March 2021 16: 38
    -3
    We need to develop the anti-submarine component of the fleet! New ships, new weapons, new search systems for enemy submarines. Separately, to build high-speed submarines purely torpedo, the purpose of which is the submarines of the NATO countries.
    1. APASUS
      APASUS 22 March 2021 16: 44
      +3
      Quote: Thrifty
      We need to develop the anti-submarine component of the fleet!

      And who is against it? As always, everything rests on money in our country, they can find them for the Olympics, but there is no money for a new torpedo.
      Quote: Thrifty
      New ships, new weapons, new search systems for enemy submarines.

      Something is hard to believe, we do not print dollars, therefore we do not pledge in series of 10 PL
      Quote: Thrifty
      Separately, to build high-speed submarines purely torpedo, the purpose of which is the submarines of the NATO countries.

      Can high-speed sea hunters robots. Cheaper and faster in production
      1. Cananecat
        Cananecat 22 March 2021 17: 12
        +1
        Quote: APASUS
        Can high-speed sea hunters robots. Cheaper and faster in production

        And how will they be managed? How will the identification be carried out? For the same money, it is better to promote torpedo armament.
      2. SovAr238A
        SovAr238A 22 March 2021 17: 56
        +1
        Quote: APASUS

        And who is against it? As always, everything rests on money in our country, they can find them for the Olympics, but there is no money for a new torpedo.


        It's not really about the money.
        And in two ways.

        First.
        Now we do not have a real educational and scientific base that could teach someone "signal processors", for example ....
        What would those. who could be taught - could further develop this segment of science and technology.


        Second.
        Since the beginning of the 80s, all Soviet science has followed the path of "increasing the time frame" for development.
        For this is capitalism with a socialist face.
        Bonuses, for on time or ahead of schedule, are certainly good, but the extra 3-5 years of excellent funding and salaries are even better.
        Especially. that Lenin's prizes were not received by those who actually worked on the problem.

        The chiefs and heads of the design bureaus received.
        And all the work was done by the Ministry of Taxation and the other National Assembly.
        Receiving at best a bonus equal to the quarterly salary. For many years of work.
        So which was more profitable?
      3. Viktor Afanasev
        Viktor Afanasev 22 March 2021 20: 34
        0
        Quote: APASUS
        And who is against it? As always, everything rests on money in our country, they can find them for the Olympics, but there is no money for a new torpedo.

        - I agree 100% good

        Quote: APASUS
        Something is hard to believe, we do not print dollars, therefore we do not pledge in series of 10 PL

        - Do we build OUR ships for dollars? But rubles could be printed ...
        But this is not the main problem ... Unfortunately ...

        Quote: APASUS
        Can high-speed sea hunters robots. Cheaper and faster in production

        - I'm afraid that it will be much more expensive and longer ... So far, there is not a single one in the series.
        In the future (distant), perhaps ...
        1. Rzzz
          Rzzz 23 March 2021 09: 27
          0
          Quote: Viktor Afanasev
          But rubles could be printed ...


          Couldn't. Rubles are printed by the Central Bank, but it does not obey the state in general and the government in particular.
          And to print more pieces of paper with numbers means to devalue those numbers that are already printed on pieces of paper. It's just that prices will rise proportionally, and that's it. We will have cool submarines, and there will be bread in the store for 200 rubles - which one would you like best?
          1. Viktor Afanasev
            Viktor Afanasev 23 March 2021 15: 24
            0
            Quote: rzzz
            Rubles are printed by the Central Bank, but it does not obey the state in general and the government in particular.

            - Yes now The central bank is not subordinate to our state, I agree. But this does not mean that it cannot be changed if patriots come to power.
            In this context, I talked about what can be done in general, and not at this moment ...

            And to print more pieces of paper with numbers means to devalue those numbers that are already printed on pieces of paper. It's just that prices will rise proportionally, and that's it. We will have cool submarines, and there will be bread in the store for 200 rubles - which one would you like best?

            - Our entire economy now, unfortunately, works relative to the dollar, and the inflation of the ruble is considered - relative to the dollar. And this is NOT OBJECTIVE and depends on speculation on the stock exchange.
            - Prices for food and goods jump - depending on many reasons, including imports, yields, manipulations of large companies, monopolization of a part of the market, expensive loans, rising fuel prices, etc.
            - Inflation, as you correctly wrote, arises if the money supply exceeds the commodity supply.
            BUT !!!
            If you pour money into the cost of a nuclear submarine or frigate under construction, the balance will remain.
            This amount will be equal to the new product.
            I am not for the insane printing of money, but limited, targeted.

            And, on the same topic, about inflation ... "Our" managers shouted a lot that profits from oil in the XNUMXs were taken abroad - so that there would be no inflation ... And what prevented them from purchasing machine tools, patents, technologies??? At the same time, there would be no more money in the economy, but there is much benefit ...
        2. SovAr238A
          SovAr238A 23 March 2021 10: 20
          +2
          Quote: Viktor Afanasev

          - Do we build OUR ships for dollars? But rubles could be printed ...
          But this is not the main problem ... Unfortunately ...


          Alas, we really build ships in Russia for dollars.
          Everything, absolutely all materials used both in the construction of ships (and in thousands of subcontractors, all machines and other equipment and materials along the chain) - have an exchange price, and it is calculated in dollars.
          And accordingly, all fluctuations in the exchange prices for materials, all fluctuations in the dollar rate - lead to a change in prices for materials.
          And it turns out what exactly for dollars we build our ships, planes, tanks, etc.
  3. Azimuth
    Azimuth 22 March 2021 17: 22
    +5
    Quote: Doccor18
    The introduction of nine submarines into the US Navy is planned from 2025 to 2029, there is no information on the tenth yet.

    The impression is twofold ... On the one hand - respect and envy, on the other - it's the enemy ...
    Feelings coincided, I experienced the same while reading.
    So far, we can only envy. The pace of construction in the USSR was probably the same, but they are not available to us in the near future.

    Judging by the armament of this nuclear submarine, despite the fact that we discussed and forgot about the "Global Strike", they, as they were engaged in its implementation, are continuing. Consistency and consistency, yes adjustments along the way.
    1. Doccor18
      Doccor18 22 March 2021 19: 28
      0
      The pace of construction in the USSR was probably the same

      No, the USSR was out of competition ...
      Remembering the "kukurznik" how sausages we not only made rockets, but also lowered submarines ...
  4. Avior
    Avior 22 March 2021 17: 26
    +4
    Serious boat
  5. Angry
    Angry 22 March 2021 17: 29
    0
    So four Verginias are equal to one Michigan? Probably soon all four Michigan with 154 CR "Tomahawk" each will go under the knife? Is that why they developed this Block # 5?
    1. Viktor Afanasev
      Viktor Afanasev 22 March 2021 20: 44
      0
      Quote: Angry
      So four Verginias are equal to one Michigan? Probably soon all four Michigan with 154 CR "Tomahawk" each will go under the knife?


      Michigan - Converted from the Ohio series.
      Designed for ballistic missiles, and after the signing of START - some, including Michigan, were converted into carriers of tomahawks.
      Such nuclear submarines have not been built for specially-winged Americans, and will not be ...
      They are no longer young, they will withdraw within 10 years. Virginia is much more perfect.
      By the way, OGAIO strategists have been planning for replacement for several years ... A new missile carrier is being developed ...
  6. Ruslan Sulima
    Ruslan Sulima 22 March 2021 17: 40
    -6
    What kind of award will the crew receive if they manage to bite Virginia?
  7. Your stranger
    Your stranger 22 March 2021 17: 45
    -5
    And four Ohio Apple with 154 tomahawks each
  8. mvg
    mvg 22 March 2021 17: 49
    +7
    The most interesting, not much more expensive pr 855 Ash, taking into account the fact that 855 is a project of the 20th century.
    1. Rzzz
      Rzzz 23 March 2021 09: 39
      0
      Just keep in mind that American boats are being built at a commercial shipyard, and the price already includes the builder's profit, and, obviously, rather sickly. Hence the high rates of construction - it is profitable to build them quickly, so that the ship does not stand idle for a long time on the slipway, and in order to quickly complete the contract, get a calculation for it, and place a new order on the vacated slipway.
      In our country, they are building at a state shipyard, so profits are not counted here (shifting from pocket to pocket, while paying taxes - who needs it). The terms are long due to ineffective work according to the methods of the last century, it makes no sense to accelerate, funding is dripping both ways. And the more, the longer it drips, the more you can steal.
      1. mvg
        mvg 23 March 2021 11: 50
        -1
        it makes no sense to root, funding is dripping and so, and so

        Key proposal.
  9. CommanderDIVA
    CommanderDIVA 22 March 2021 17: 55
    +5
    The pace of construction evokes respect for the American carabel, and the strengthening of the strike weapons of the American nuclear submarines in this version is apparently dictated by the rapid strengthening of the Chinese Navy, primarily its surface part