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US Navy deployed satellite communications systems on Zumwalt-class stealth destroyer for drone exercises

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The US Navy has embarked on a large-scale experimental exercise, during which it will test the interaction of manned and unmanned aerial, submarine and ground systems. Among other means and forces, the Pentagon also used the Zumwalt-class stealth destroyer USS Michael Monsoor in the exercises.


The US Navy Command has focused on turning the ship into the main command and control center for manned and unmanned systems.

To user Twitter CJR1321 managed to take several pictures of the destroyer, hull number DDG-1001, which left San Diego on April 20, 2021. The US Navy also published photos of two medium-displacement ships MDUSV leaving the port in San Diego along with the destroyer.

As the spokesman for the US Navy, Lieutenant Tim Pietrac noted, the destroyer Michael Monsoor during the beginning of the exercise will use all of its unique capabilities to control manned and unmanned vehicles conducting multi-domain combat operations at a great distance. The exercises, which started on April 19, will last until April 26. During this time, the command will test the capabilities of the destroyer.

US Navy deployed satellite communications systems on Zumwalt-class stealth destroyer for drone exercises

The author of The Drive, Joseph Trevithick, writes that the destroyer has reliable satellite communications systems that will be used to control manned and unmanned systems. While no one knows the details of the technological innovations in satellite communications so far, Trevithick writes that it may be identical to Orbit's AL-series or VAST systems.

Orbit's official website highlights that the stabilized antenna system is a 2,4m (96-inch) linear and circular Ku and C-band antenna and provides global satellite television and data transmission from coastline to mid-ocean. Currently, AL-7208 is used not only for military purposes, but also on tankers, fishing vessels, oil and gas rigs. The system allows you to organize uninterrupted high-quality satellite reception even in extreme weather conditions.


Joseph Trevithick draws attention to another interesting point: user CJR1321 noticed an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Spruance, also participating in the exercise, and this ship also had a similar large dome of satellite communication devices. As you know, the destroyer is equipped with a laser energy weaponsdesigned to blind electro-optical and infrared optics, including sensors on aircraft, ships and submarines. Also, this system can be used against approaching missiles, knocking them off course.

As the American observer writes, the additional capabilities will be well combined with the systems installed or planned to be installed on the USS Michael Monsoor, the "sister" USS Zumwalt and the promising USS Lyndon B. Johnson. Details about exactly which satellite systems are used on the destroyer are still unknown. But Trevithick writes that all information from the systems installed on the ship goes to the Operations Center. This center uses a unique system that differs from the more famous Aegis system and is more reminiscent of large ground command centers than traditional command centers on ships.

In the press, the United States emphasizes that the experimental exercises are very important for the US Navy, as they allow you to test the capabilities of new systems for future naval and integrated operations, as well as lay the foundation for an increase in the number of unmanned vehicles used by the Navy.
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  1. knn54
    knn54 April 22 2021 10: 20
    +4
    And someone even worried that they would not "attach".
    1. rocket757
      rocket757 April 22 2021 10: 34
      +3
      They are looking, experimenting ... they will get some kind of result.
      You won't try, you won't know !!!
      1. newcomer
        newcomer April 22 2021 10: 45
        +2
        Found the same application of "Zumwalt". laughing
        1. novel66
          novel66 April 22 2021 10: 50
          +1
          I just want to sing - the iron floats along the river, along the village of Kukueva ...
          1. newcomer
            newcomer April 22 2021 10: 51
            +2
            Massive entertainer! laughing wink
            1. novel66
              novel66 April 22 2021 10: 52
              +2
              not without it... lol
              1. NIKN
                NIKN April 22 2021 11: 13
                +1
                hi
                Quote: novel xnumx
                the iron floats along the river, along the village of Kukueva ...

                So I kept thinking from where the phrase "... from every iron they talk about it" laughing Invisible emitter of all possible radio signals. :))
                1. novel66
                  novel66 April 22 2021 11: 19
                  +1
                  and sound waves lol
          2. rotmistr60
            rotmistr60 April 22 2021 11: 20
            +1
            For Rogman66
            I just want to sing - the iron floats along the river, along the village of Kukueva ...

            And, what are you complaining literally in a minute that they, unlike us

            at least they have it ... Vitya
            It's strange somehow - first a ditty then "Yaroslavna's cry".
            1. novel66
              novel66 April 22 2021 11: 22
              0
              multi-vector is .. lol
              1. rotmistr60
                rotmistr60 April 22 2021 11: 25
                0
                multi-vector is ..
                Appreciated your "humor joke". Well done, easily and humorously got out of the situation.
                1. novel66
                  novel66 April 22 2021 11: 27
                  +1
                  we stand on that ... in reality - about the iron - this is out of anger and envy ...
      2. lucul
        lucul April 22 2021 11: 48
        -4
        They are looking, experimenting ... they will get some kind of result.
        You won't try, you won't know !!!

        Let's just say that with a satellite communication system (continuous), all the stealthiness of this destroyer disappears. And drones can be adapted to any UDC, with the same effect, only cheaper, and if for a simple dry cargo ship, then in general beauty.
  2. Victor_B
    Victor_B April 22 2021 10: 31
    -1
    the destroyer has reliable satellite communication systems, with the help of which manned and unmanned systems will be controlled.
    The trough is hefty, what the hell is not necessary for the Moremans, you can stick a lot more on it.
    American uchOny - they are such entertainers!
  3. OgnennyiKotik
    OgnennyiKotik April 22 2021 10: 32
    0
    Large exercises are planned with the use of manned and unmanned aerial vehicles, ships with and without a crew:

    On the manned side, on the surface, the Zumwalt-class stealth destroyer USS Michael Monsoor will join four Arleigh Burke-class destroyers, a Ticonderoga-class cruiser, a model of each of the two LCS subclasses, a San Antonio-class amphibious assault ship and an attack submarine class Los Angeles. In the air, there will be P-8A Poseidon naval patrol aircraft, E-2C Hawkeye airborne early warning and control aircraft, EA-18G Growler electronic warfare aircraft and MH-60R / S Seahawk helicopters.

    The unmanned side will feature both the US Navy's Unmanned Medium Displacement Surface Vessel (MDUSV), the second of which, the Seahawk, was delivered just earlier this month, as well as the MQ-8 unmanned reconnaissance helicopters. General Atomics provides the Sea Guardian unmanned aircraft, a version of the MQ-9 Reaper.
    The Navy will also appreciate Vanilla Unmanned's "Ultra-Long Range Flying Unmanned Aerial Vehicle", primarily as an ISR, during the experiment. The event will feature an unmanned vessel from the Ocean Aero company, which can operate both on the surface and under water.
    .



    Recently, the Navy purchased a batch of kamikaze drones from Kayot Block 3 and tested the launch of 1000 drones from the C-130. Perhaps they will be at the exercises. The capabilities of such UAVs were recently demonstrated by Iran, flying unnoticed over the US Air Force.

  4. rocket757
    rocket757 April 22 2021 10: 32
    0
    US Navy deployed satellite communications systems on Zumwalt-class stealth destroyer for drone exercises
    And that, quite a suitable platform for experimental work ... the concept of the combat use of the "iron" is not yet available.
    1. novel66
      novel66 April 22 2021 10: 51
      -2
      at least they have it ... Vitya hi
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 April 22 2021 11: 00
        -1
        Hello Roman soldier
        It is worth realizing that all their experiments are an attempt to create something new or different. You can puncture many times, spend resources with little return, but it can happen the time they succeed!
        1. novel66
          novel66 April 22 2021 11: 19
          -1
          that's right, you gotta do
          1. rocket757
            rocket757 April 22 2021 11: 23
            -1
            We are also doing where they have managed to preserve the scientific and production potential.
            Unfortunately, not everywhere.
            1. novel66
              novel66 April 22 2021 11: 24
              0
              where is our destroyer ??? do not answer in rhyme !!!
              1. rocket757
                rocket757 April 22 2021 11: 38
                -1
                Just in the part that was almost ditched .... one of the others, the same victims.
              2. Intruder
                Intruder April 22 2021 18: 29
                +1
                where is our destroyer ??? do not answer in rhyme !!!
                In "theory ..." if not in rhyme ... yes
  5. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 April 22 2021 10: 41
    -3
    provides global satellite TV services and data transmission from coastline to mid-ocean
    A TV broadcaster to make American sailors feel at home even "down to the middle of the ocean"?
    will use the full range of its unique capabilities
    Even the American military doubted the "unique capabilities" of a destroyer of this class, not to mention ordinary Americans who complained that money wasted.
    1. newcomer
      newcomer April 22 2021 10: 47
      0
      Will broadcast video 18 plus for British brethren. laughing
    2. Avior
      Avior April 22 2021 11: 19
      +1
      A TV broadcaster to make American sailors feel at home even "down to the middle of the ocean"?

      Take video from the UAV
      1. rotmistr60
        rotmistr60 April 22 2021 11: 23
        -3
        Read the article carefully
        provides global satellite television services
        1. Avior
          Avior April 22 2021 11: 43
          +1
          and you read more carefully this is not written about a specific system in Zamvolta, this is just an analogy for an example
          The destroyer has reliable satellite communication systems, which will be used to control manned and unmanned systems. While no one knows the details of the technological innovations in satellite communications so far, Trevithick writes that it may be identical to Orbit's AL-series or VAST systems.

          Orbit's official website highlights that the stabilized antenna system is a 2,4m (96-inch) linear and circular Ku and C-band antenna and provides global satellite television and data transmission from coastline to mid-ocean.
  6. Machete
    Machete April 22 2021 10: 44
    -1
    At least somehow use ...
    Usually, weapons, that is, ships are built for specific purposes, and not targets are sought for a ship.
    This alone speaks of the complete failure of the project.
  7. Prisoner
    Prisoner April 22 2021 10: 53
    0
    winked Well, now he has definitely become invisible.
  8. Reserve buildbat
    Reserve buildbat April 22 2021 11: 20
    0
    "Orbit's official website highlights that the stabilized antenna system is a 2,4m (96") linear and circular Ku and C antenna and provides global satellite TV and data services from coastline to mid-ocean. "
    I'm even embarrassed to ask: where is the middle of the ocean? And which ocean is it in the middle? And satellite TV is good. The Yankees will watch porn on a campaign not in boring records, but fresh!
  9. aszzz888
    aszzz888 April 22 2021 11: 23
    0
    On the Zumwalt-class stealth destroyer of the US Navy installed satellite communication systems drone drills
    Morse telegraph? laughing
  10. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 April 22 2021 11: 37
    0
    Toli airport for drones, roofing felts TV center, roofing felts a headquarters yacht for $ 3 billion! wassat
    1. aszzz888
      aszzz888 April 22 2021 12: 10
      +1
      tralflot1832 (Andrey S.)
      Today, 11: 37
      NEW
      +1
      Toli airport for drones, roofing felts TV center, roofing felts a headquarters yacht for $ 3 billion! wassat
      Eternal anchor! You do not need to cross out. wink
  11. Andrey Korotkov
    Andrey Korotkov April 22 2021 12: 06
    0
    It's always like this in intelligence: our scouts knocked off their feet in search of information, and here a simple guy under the nickname CJR 1321 posted all the secrets of the miracle Zumwalt on Twitter laughing but I think that this is still our fighter, just the radio broke down
    1. aszzz888
      aszzz888 April 22 2021 12: 11
      0
      Andrey Korotkov (Andrey)
      Today, 12: 06
      NEW
      +1
      It's always like this in reconnaissance: our scouts knocked off their feet in search of information, and then a simple guy under the nickname CJR 1321 posted all the secrets of the miracle Zumwalt on Twitter laughing, but I think that this is still our fighter,just the radio broke
      I sent it by pigeon mail. wink
      1. Andrey Korotkov
        Andrey Korotkov April 22 2021 12: 20
        0
        Intelligence Department Prostokvashino, Colonel Pechkin: your message has been received, captain CJR1321 data is being rechecked by other sources bully
  12. total commander
    total commander April 22 2021 12: 17
    +2
    The remote control turned out to be quite inexpensive.
    1. Intruder
      Intruder April 22 2021 18: 38
      +1
      The remote control turned out to be quite inexpensive.
      not a remote control, but a control center, self-propelled at the same time, and comfortable for staff even serving, a whole floating data center, by the way !!! wink Plus, no one canceled the armament: the main armament of the ship is: 20 universal launchers Mk-57, with a total capacity of 80 missiles and additional: 2 units. × 30-mm AU Mk.46, with its own aircraft: 1 unit. SH-60 LAMPS and 3 pcs. The MQ-8 Fire Scout UAV and this is the standard equipment of this ship ... And what else can they plug in, all sorts of lasers or something cooler, he has energy with a margin, after abandoning the railgun in the onboard AU! The most secured data center in the world, it turned out yes !
      1. your1970
        your1970 April 22 2021 19: 43
        0
        invisible - constantly working for satellites ?? well, well ...
  13. Mikhail3
    Mikhail3 April 24 2021 09: 22
    0
    Where to stick these stupid troughs for fucking bucks ?! When will it finally come to the collection of port industrial wastewater? Hehe ...