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Fifth Astute-class nuclear submarine for British Navy launched

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The Royal Navy of Great Britain will soon receive a new nuclear submarine of the Astute type ("Astute"). The ceremony took place at the BAE Systems shipyard in Barrow-in-Furness.


According to a statement from the shipyard, the submarine will be completed afloat and carry out the necessary tests. The first sailing is scheduled for next year.

The new submarine, dubbed Anson, is the fifth nuclear-powered sub in a series of seven Astute-class submarines for the Royal British Navy. The new submarines are to replace the Trafalgar-class submarines (three such nuclear submarines, which were commissioned from 1989 to 1991, remain in service).

Currently, the British Navy has already received four submarines of this project. The lead HMS Astute was transferred to the British Navy in November 2010. The second submarine in the series, HMS Ambush, entered the Navy on March 1, 2013. The third submarine in the series, HMS Artful, was transferred to the British Navy on December 10, 2015 and entered service. fleet March 18, 2016. The fourth submarine, HMS Audacious, entered the fleet on May 14, 2020.

Submarines are designed both for operations in the fleet and in isolation from the main forces. Submarines can be used to carry out missions to combat enemy ships and submarines, attack ground targets, land groups of combat swimmers and collect reconnaissance information.

Displacement - 7400 tons, hull length - 97 meters. Underwater speed - up to 29 knots. The working depth of the immersion is 300 meters. Armament - six 533-mm torpedo tubes, as well as Tomahawk cruise missiles and Harpoon anti-ship missiles.

Rolls-Royce PWR-2 Nuclear Reactor Not Requiring Reboot. The service life is 25 years. Two turbines manufactured by Elstom (former General Electric) were installed. This power plant provides the rotation of one shaft and the operation of the jet propulsion. In addition, on board the submarines of this class there are two auxiliary diesel engines, as well as an emergency propulsion engine that rotates the retractable auxiliary propulsion.
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  1. Thrifty
    Thrifty April 21 2021 13: 43
    +6
    They know how to build, once they had one of the largest fleets in the world. They have not lost staff, and the boats are serious, they will still create problems for us.
    1. OgnennyiKotik
      OgnennyiKotik April 21 2021 13: 52
      +8
      Quote: Thrifty
      Didn't lose frames,

      On the contrary, they increased it. BAE Systems is one of the five largest arms suppliers in the US Armed Forces. The domestic customer is not the main source of income for them.
      1. credo
        credo April 21 2021 14: 02
        0
        Quote: OgnennyiKotik
        Quote: Thrifty
        Didn't lose frames,

        On the contrary, they increased it. BAE Systems is one of the five largest arms suppliers in the US Armed Forces. The domestic customer is not the main source of income for them.

        This is how, on the sly, the British are strengthening their navy, reasonably considering that spending their money on bare-assed East Europeans and "immigrants" from the USSR will only live at a loss for themselves.
        Taking into account other NATO countries, a serious underwater armada is being formed near the Russian borders.
        1. novel66
          novel66 April 21 2021 14: 13
          -7
          and their submariners are drunkards and drug addicts, which increases the danger
          1. Sidor Amenpodestovich
            Sidor Amenpodestovich April 21 2021 14: 28
            -8
            and their submariners are drunkards and drug addicts, which increases the danger

            They are also fat, which increases the size of the hatches.
            https://topwar.ru/154907-na-podlodkah-vms-britanii-rasshirjat-ljuki-dlja-stradajuschih-ozhireniem-morjakov.html
        2. Avior
          Avior April 21 2021 14: 29
          +2
          They do both.
          Britain is giving a loan of up to 1,6 billion for the construction of a base in Ochakov and modern missile boats for the Ukrainian fleet.
          1. CommanderDIVA
            CommanderDIVA April 21 2021 18: 18
            -3
            The very phrase "Ukrainian fleet" I associate with the ancient TFR Hetman Sagaidachny and submarine Zaporozhye, it is too loudly said, rather, the Ukrainian Navy and educate pliz what missile boats the British are building for you, I am especially interested in what missiles will be used on these Ukrainian ships
            1. Avior
              Avior April 21 2021 18: 57
              0
              Project 1135, of course, is ancient, but specifically Sagaidachny was built in 1993 - I would say just outdated or old.
              The boat Zaporozhye, here it is, is ancient, the boats of the project 641 have been in working order for a long time, no longer, Zaporozhye is the only one. After the division of the fleet, it came to Ukraine in a completely incapacitated state with an old boat, and there was a question of writing it off, but it was decided to restore it for training purposes, in fact, from the state of semi-scrap metal, as no one considered it a combat one, and with Russian help, the boat was repaired in the end. , she went to sea for sea trials.
              As for the boats, no one will tell you for sure, they write that the British are still only designing, we'll see what happens. About the anti-ship missiles, they write that the Norwegian containers with the possibility of replacing them with Ukrainian ones, it is not very difficult to replace containers with anti-ship missiles, if you foresee when they will actually appear, and if they appear, something is not yet visible. Perhaps some of them will be with Norwegian anti-ship missiles, all the same, these are missiles of a completely different level compared to the x-35 and its derivatives.
              1. CommanderDIVA
                CommanderDIVA April 21 2021 19: 40
                -1
                It is unlikely that the British will equip your Ukrainian boats of non-Ukrainian production of anti-ship missiles, this strike weaponry, in my opinion, it is impossible to anger the bear endlessly, remember the story with the Javelins, they were delivered to Ukraine, but they are under the control of specialists from the United States and not in the first line of trenches , and think for yourself whether the weather in the waters of the Azov and Black Seas will make a dozen Anglo-Ukrainian boats with "Neptunes"?
                1. Avior
                  Avior April 21 2021 20: 31
                  +1
                  With Neptune, they are unlikely, they are not, and those that appear will go first to the coastal installations
                  And there is no problem with the acquisition of Norwegian missile defense systems.
          2. Synoid
            Synoid April 22 2021 03: 37
            -1
            Well, modern is a strong saying.
            Whoever gives a grenade to a monkey can fly by himself.
            Most likely, the decommissioned trash will be shoved as always and heated up for MOT.
      2. knn54
        knn54 April 21 2021 14: 59
        -1
        A country that for many centuries has robbed more than half of the "Sharik" and has a lot of funds.
        1. EXPrompt
          EXPrompt April 21 2021 15: 38
          -2
          Quote: knn54

          knn54 (Nikolai)
          Today, 14: 59
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          0
          A country that for many centuries has robbed more than half of the "Sharik" and has a lot of funds.

          So it was a long time ago. We have already pumped all the loot successfully.
          Today the small British kingdom has $ 8,5 trillion ++ in debt.
    2. Ryaruav
      Ryaruav April 21 2021 20: 21
      0
      American technologies
  2. Intruder
    Intruder April 21 2021 13: 48
    -1
    This power plant provides rotation of one shaft and the operation of the jet propulsion unit. In addition, the submarines of this class are equipped with two auxiliary diesel engines, as well as an emergency propulsion engine that drives a retractable auxiliary propulsion device.
    something is written incomprehensibly: can the main shaft-line of the turbine unit ensure the operation of a water jet propulsion unit and two auxiliary diesel generators, and this nuclear submarine also has retractable devices with auxiliary propulsion units !?
  3. rocket757
    rocket757 April 21 2021 13: 56
    +1
    [quote] [/ quote] Is it worthwhile to understand that there is a replacement of combat units of the fleet, and not just a build-up of the underwater component?
    1. Anzhey V.
      Anzhey V. April 21 2021 14: 03
      +4
      They will also increase the size of the fleet within the framework of the new defense strategy - both surface and submarine. Two AUGs are planned, as well as the permanent presence of 20 destroyers and frigates in the ranks.

      Plus, the composition of the naval aviation is expanding at the expense of the Poseidons purchased in the USA.

      Among other things, work has already started on URO destroyers of the new generation, the British plan to start building them already in the early 30s.
      1. novel66
        novel66 April 21 2021 14: 15
        -12%
        20 destroyers and frigates.

        shitty, I suppose?
        1. Anzhey V.
          Anzhey V. April 21 2021 14: 18
          +6
          shitty, I suppose?


          One of the best in its class.
          1. novel66
            novel66 April 21 2021 14: 20
            -2
            insulting ... for the state ... crying
            1. Anzhey V.
              Anzhey V. April 21 2021 14: 24
              +1
              I understand, Roman (

              Although the British at one time got much more than us - they were slowly and gradually recovering for 55 years, and now they are again aiming at an active foreign policy.

              You look, and we, too, will return to the oceans)
              1. novel66
                novel66 April 21 2021 14: 25
                0
                Well. God forbid! drinks
      2. rocket757
        rocket757 April 21 2021 15: 03
        0
        So expensive is this pleasure ... can they hope that their savings will be enough for all the Wishlist?
        In general, their affairs.
        1. Anzhey V.
          Anzhey V. April 21 2021 15: 47
          +2
          So expensive is this pleasure


          Well, the British have a pretty large military budget by NATO standards, plus they will increase it even more ...

          Again, they are reorganizing the ground forces, partially reducing them - the money from this event will go to the fleet.
          Aircraft carriers are still in the old programs, they will not have any effect either. In short, their finances are in complete order.
        2. Ryaruav
          Ryaruav April 21 2021 20: 25
          0
          since the foreign military review, their boats are at a high level
  4. Blacksmith 55
    Blacksmith 55 April 21 2021 14: 18
    +1
    Only informed.
    Lost contact with an Indonesian submarine north of Bali. The boat is 40 years old, built in Germany.
    God forbid everything will work out.
  5. Professor
    Professor April 21 2021 14: 23
    0
    Rolls-Royce PWR-2 nuclear reactor that does not require restart.

    I don’t know how he’s in business, but Rolls-Royce is already buying with his name.
    1. novel66
      novel66 April 21 2021 14: 27
      0
      their shoots ripened everywhere ...
    2. Synoid
      Synoid April 22 2021 03: 39
      -2
      Well, yes, the main thing is the brand.
      Efficiency is not kosher, especially when talking about the owner.
  6. Holuay T.O
    Holuay T.O April 21 2021 14: 52
    -1
    They had an APL with trident. These are more dangerous cr
  7. Charik
    Charik April 21 2021 19: 09
    -3
    Have drug addicts already been picked up to serve on it?
    1. val43
      val43 April 22 2021 11: 36
      0
      Are you afraid you won't have enough space?
  8. Usher
    Usher April 23 2021 02: 36
    -1
    Rolls-Royce PWR-2 nuclear reactor that does not require restart. The service life is 25 years.
    mmm ... and after 25 years, what to do?