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American unmanned helicopter MQ-8B crashes into the side of the US Navy ship and sank

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An incident in the area of ​​responsibility of the 3rd fleet US Navy. The reports say that the unmanned helicopter MQ-8B, taking off from the deck of the coastal zone ship USS Charleston (LCS-18), crashed into its side.

American information sources cite data that an unmanned MQ-8B Fire Scout helicopter then fell into the sea. According to the latest information, the possibility of carrying out work on its extraction from water is being studied.

Preliminary information indicates that the helicopter-type drone cannot be restored, since, firstly, it received serious mechanical damage when hitting a ship, and secondly, sea water disrupted the operation of the power supply system of the main units and assemblies, and thirdly, it is located at a considerable depth, due to which it could receive additional damage under the pressure of the water column.

No one was reportedly injured in the incident. At the same time, a special commission is assessing the damage that was received by the USS Charleston.

The press service of the US Navy's Third Fleet reports that the LCS-18 ship is currently continuing operations in the western Pacific Ocean.

A helicopter-type UAV has the following dimensions: length about 10 m, height - more than 3 m. It is designed for reconnaissance and "situational awareness" at sea. He is also capable of directing weapons to a target and providing certain fire support.



For your information:

USS Charleston was commissioned after construction last March. He is assigned to the US Navy's XNUMXst Coastal Fighting Squadron. Over time, it is planned to transfer it to the mine protection division.
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  1. Retvizan 8
    Retvizan 8 April 29 2021 08: 13
    +37
    It's a shame the ship didn't sink. wassat
    1. figwam
      figwam April 29 2021 08: 16
      +17
      Quote: Retvizan 8
      It's a shame the ship didn't sink. wassat

      Yes, a big holiday passed by, well, at least a small one happened.
      1. Vladimir_2U
        Vladimir_2U April 29 2021 08: 22
        +10
        Obviously Japanese parts were used, and the fuel was Arabic. "Allah Banzai" is shorter!
        1. XXXIII
          XXXIII April 29 2021 09: 02
          +4
          Quote: Vladimir_2U
          Obviously Japanese parts were used, and the fuel was Arabic. "Allah Banzai" is shorter!

          Probably ruled kamikaze, genes worked. laughing
          1. Terenin
            Terenin April 29 2021 09: 53
            +3
            Quote: XXXIII
            Quote: Vladimir_2U
            Obviously Japanese parts were used, and the fuel was Arabic. "Allah Banzai" is shorter!

            Probably ruled kamikaze, genes worked. laughing

            Or the drone stumbled upon the Russian "red line" drawn on board the ship bully
        2. Polite Moose
          Polite Moose April 29 2021 09: 27
          +4
          Quote: Vladimir_2U
          Obviously Japanese parts were used, and the fuel was Arabic.

          Most likely software from "Russian Post"
          1. Vladimir_2U
            Vladimir_2U April 29 2021 10: 03
            +1
            Quote: Polite Elk
            Most likely software from "Russian Post"
            laughing
            It is in vain that Kaspersky is being oppressed in the States.
            1. Polite Moose
              Polite Moose April 29 2021 10: 24
              -3
              Quote: Vladimir_2U
              It is in vain that Kaspersky is being oppressed in the States

              In the States they are oppressed, but in our country they seem to be ignored. Do you remember the footage of the Russian Post launching a delivery drone for parcels? Similarly, both our mail and n-owls have a virus in the software. Well, not the hands are crooked, in fact. laughing
              1. Vladimir_2U
                Vladimir_2U April 29 2021 11: 11
                -2
                Quote: Polite Elk
                Do you remember the footage of the Russian Post launching a delivery drone for parcels?

                Well, there is more stupidity of the authorities than the program, the copter was launched into a not weak wind, it crashed against the wall, I remember the video very well.
      2. keeper03
        keeper03 April 29 2021 12: 15
        0
        Well, there he goes! yes It's a pity LCS-18 didn't pull it! request
    2. Prisoner
      Prisoner April 29 2021 08: 33
      0
      good The first thing that came to mind. laughing
    3. Baloo
      Baloo April 29 2021 10: 15
      +2
      Quote: Retvizan 8
      It's a shame the ship didn't sink. wassat

      Boshirov and Petrov did not finish, they did not drown the trough. sad
      1. Napayz
        Napayz April 30 2021 22: 44
        +1
        Just while we were testing "impulse weapons of unknown origin"))))))
    4. yehat2
      yehat2 April 29 2021 10: 58
      0
      Believe me, or rather a helicopter, these ships will drown their reputation and statistics.
  2. aszzz888
    aszzz888 April 29 2021 08: 13
    +4
    unmanned helicopter MQ-8B, taking off from the deck of the coastal zone ship USS Charleston (LCS-18), crashed into its side.
    It would be better, of course, to the wheelhouse ... but oh well, for the first time it will come down and so! good
    1. Egoza
      Egoza April 29 2021 08: 16
      +8
      Quote: aszzz888
      It would be better, of course, to the wheelhouse ... but oh well, for the first time it will come down and so!

      Just don't say that Petrov and Vasech are here again, ugh, Bosharov did their best! In general, the news is pleasant.
      1. aszzz888
        aszzz888 April 29 2021 08: 21
        -2

        Fidget (Elena)
        Today, 08: 16

        0
        Quote: aszzz888
        It would be better, of course, to the wheelhouse ... but oh well, for the first time it will come down and so!

        Just don't say that Petrov and Vasech are here again, ugh, Bosharov triedb! In general, the news is pleasant.
        By the way, there was such a thought! wink And the news is really good. Adeptura, in the sense of tobacco, will now begin to work hard)) Elena, hi !
        1. Pereira
          Pereira April 29 2021 08: 40
          0
          Do you think the Czechs and Bulgarians will be sent one more diplomat each?
          1. Roma 1977
            Roma 1977 April 29 2021 09: 48
            +6
            Not. Make their embassies unmanned.
      2. skif8013
        skif8013 April 29 2021 09: 07
        0
        Quote: Egoza
        Quote: aszzz888
        It would be better, of course, to the wheelhouse ... but oh well, for the first time it will come down and so!

        Just don't say that Petrov and Vasech are here again, ugh, Bosharov did their best! In general, the news is pleasant.

        Putin, anyway Putin)
      3. Intruder
        Intruder April 29 2021 09: 28
        -1
        Just don't say that Petrov and Vasech are here again, ugh, Bosharov tried
        Most likely, the "unknown" Russian hackers, Petrov and Bosharov, work more on poisonous substances and military depots! laughing
        1. Captain Pushkin
          Captain Pushkin April 29 2021 11: 21
          +1
          Quote: Intruder
          Petrov and Bosharov are working more on toxic substances and military depots!

          Great masters have the right to perform something for the soul in their free time ...
          As a child, Petrov dreamed of becoming a pilot, and Boshirov - a sailor ...
          1. Intruder
            Intruder April 29 2021 13: 44
            -2
            Great masters have the right to perform something for the soul in their free time ...
            And rightly so, talent cannot be spent on drink, but the soul requires careful attention, even from the master! And then, other hobbies and occupation began, far from native border posts and shores ... wink
        2. Ren
          Ren April 29 2021 12: 49
          -1
          Quote: Intruder
          Most likely, the "unknown" Russian hackers, Petrov and Bosharov, work more on poisonous substances and military depots!

          For this part there is Petrov (Alexander):

          И Basharov (Marat):

          wassat
        3. Charik
          Charik April 29 2021 22: 11
          +1
          nope, Russian hackers are very strong, elections in yusa and the like, but this is a trifle, probably North Korean or Iranian
          1. Intruder
            Intruder April 30 2021 00: 27
            0
            probably North Korean or Iranian
            Chinese partners can also train ... laughing
      4. Nyrobsky
        Nyrobsky April 29 2021 09: 28
        +2
        Quote: Egoza
        In general, the news is pleasant.

        This is yes. Nothing is so happy in the morning as trouble at the Pentagon. Let it be a trifle, but nice
    2. carstorm 11
      carstorm 11 April 29 2021 08: 17
      -1
      Petrov and Bashirov arrived in the states?)))
      1. Pereira
        Pereira April 29 2021 08: 39
        +3
        They only examined the water area on Google maps. Enough.
  3. faterdom
    faterdom April 29 2021 08: 18
    +8
    Quote: Retvizan 8
    It's a shame the ship didn't sink. wassat

    It would be a double. And if, together with the helicopter, he fell on an American submarine - a hat-trick.
    Of course, Petrov-Boshirov ligaments.
    1. vadson
      vadson April 29 2021 08: 42
      +1
      So Petrov and Bashirov walked side by side on a diesel engine and dabbled with a rabbit, that's the result)))
    2. antivirus
      antivirus April 29 2021 08: 46
      -1
      And if, together with the helicopter, he fell on an American submarine - a hat-trick.


      -and shoot them while going to the bottom of the rocket, etc. - and directly into the AWACS plane. point
    3. Podvodnik
      Podvodnik April 29 2021 22: 37
      0
      And if, together with the helicopter, he fell on an American submarine - a hat-trick.


      And if after the secret cable at the bottom is cut off, this is poker!
      Fish! Don't crush the fish! (c) (... Italians in Russia)
  4. rocket757
    rocket757 April 29 2021 08: 23
    +2
    American unmanned helicopter MQ-8B crashes into the side of the US Navy ship and sank
    ... The one who does nothing, as a result, will have nothing ...
    By the way, even without doing anything, without experimenting, something still happens, different, unpleasant too.
    1. Catfish
      Catfish April 29 2021 08: 29
      +11
      Well, what are you, Victor, right. Give people to be happy, though a trifle, but nice. laughing
      1. Terenin
        Terenin April 29 2021 08: 39
        +2
        Quote: Sea Cat
        Well, what are you, Victor, right. Give people to be happy, though a trifle, but nice. laughing

        Really laughing ... Because soon they will trumpet, with their Tobaccos, to the whole world about the unique operation of the US Navy to raise a helicopter from the depths of the sea ... fellow
        1. rocket757
          rocket757 April 29 2021 09: 36
          +2
          And this is also a subject for ..... they can lift, they have such technologies, appropriate equipment.
      2. rocket757
        rocket757 April 29 2021 09: 33
        +3
        Konstantin soldier
        Normally, we should rejoice at our successes, not the failures of someone there.
        You can't build your own happiness on someone else's misfortune.
        It is clear that the field of arms is such that their successes may pose a threat to us ... but that means only one thing, we must do BETTER ourselves!
        Somehow we were taught this way, that's why the country was great!
        1. Catfish
          Catfish April 29 2021 10: 00
          +3
          I completely agree and there is nothing to add.
          And this hysterical sabbath does not honor either its participants or the site.
        2. OgnennyiKotik
          OgnennyiKotik April 29 2021 10: 03
          -1
          Quote: rocket757
          Normally, we should rejoice at our successes, not the failures of someone there.
          You can't build your own happiness on someone else's misfortune.
          It is clear that the field of arms is such that their successes may pose a threat to us ... but that means only one thing, we must do BETTER ourselves!
          Somehow we were taught this way, that's why the country was great!

          In a golden frame and on the main page of the site!
          1. rocket757
            rocket757 April 29 2021 10: 37
            +1
            I have not discovered America and you cannot call it a revelation ... everything has been known to everyone for a long time.
  5. Tuzik
    Tuzik April 29 2021 08: 24
    +4
    how tall the technicians should be if the height of the UAV is more than 3 meters what
    1. aszzz888
      aszzz888 April 29 2021 08: 30
      0

      Tuzik (Alex)
      Today, 08: 24
      0
      how tall should the technicians be if the height of the UAV is more than 3 meters what
      Apparently the tubes are being substituted. wink
    2. Volodin
      Volodin April 29 2021 08: 33
      +1
      Quote: Tuzik
      how tall the technicians should be if the height of the UAV is more than 3 meters

      I do not know how tall the equipment is, but the height of this structure is 10 feet, which in the international system is 3,048 m
      1. Alex_You
        Alex_You April 29 2021 09: 35
        -1
        9,42 ft, 1,9 m:
        1. Volodin
          Volodin April 29 2021 09: 42
          +3
          If 9,42 feet, then it is 2,87 m, but not 1,9 m.
    3. dauria
      dauria April 29 2021 09: 39
      +3
      how tall the technicians should be if the height of the UAV is more than 3 meters


      And you place the main rotor "flapper" at a height of one and a half meters - you will recruit pygmies as techies. In fact, sometimes you have to approach this thing when the engines are running.
      And the blades are not rigid, plus the hinges are obligatory. And the diameter of the screw needs a decent for the sake of efficiency. Tips sag all the way to the deck - how to unwind?
      1. dauria
        dauria April 29 2021 10: 00
        +3
        length - 10.6 m; width 2.7 m, height 3.3 m
        rotor diameter - 11.2 m
        engine - Rolls-Royce 250-C47E
        turboshaft
        speed - up to 135 knots (250 km / h)
        ceiling - 6100 meters
        control channel range - up to 278 km
        flight duration up to 12 hours
        payload - up to 318 kg (inside the case); up to 1338 kg in total; takeoff weight - up to 2721 kg
  6. Prisoner
    Prisoner April 29 2021 08: 32
    +2
    Good. It's a pity the ship didn't sink.
  7. donavi49
    donavi49 April 29 2021 08: 35
    +8
    Meanwhile, China brought out the main module of its station. Clearly on schedule. 22 t.


    1. military_cat
      military_cat April 29 2021 09: 01
      +9
      It is strange that there is no news. The number of orbital stations in low-earth orbit today has increased from 1 to 2, this does not happen every day.
      1. Professor
        Professor April 29 2021 09: 06
        +2
        Quote: military_cat
        It is strange that there is no news. The number of orbital stations in low-earth orbit today has increased from 1 to 2, this does not happen every day.

        But there is "news" about the loss of the copter, as if other events had not happened in the world of weapons. I'm waiting for news of an accident in the American army.
        1. aszzz888
          aszzz888 April 29 2021 10: 56
          -1

          Professor (Sokolov Oleg)
          Today, 09: 06
          NEW. But there is "news" about the loss of the copter as if nothing else had happened in the world of weapons. I'm waiting for news of an accident in the American army.
          Not small, yourself .... you will find it. laughing Pamper here, fastidious tongue
    2. Ingvar 72
      Ingvar 72 April 29 2021 09: 29
      -5
      Meanwhile, China brought out the main module of its station.
      It is enviable and insulting.
    3. Intruder
      Intruder April 29 2021 09: 35
      .
      Meanwhile, China brought out the main module of its station. Clearly on schedule.
      So they already have visited orbital objects: the first Chinese spacecraft of the orbital station class, created according to Project 921-2, referred to as a target module and intended for testing rendezvous and docking technologies for spacecraft. Tiangong-1 became the first non-Soviet and non-American free-flying manned orbital station, smaller in size, but similar in function to the first-generation Soviet orbital stations Salyut and Almaz; the second Chinese visited manned vehicle of Project 921-2, referred to as the space laboratory. The Tiangong-2 laboratory has become a model for testing life support technologies for the future Chinese multi-module orbital station.
      One manned ship "Shenzhou" or an automatic cargo supply ship of the Tianzhou series, weighing 2 tons, with a payload of 13 tons, created on the basis of the orbital laboratory of this series, can be docked to the Tiangong-6 laboratory.
      And these are only modules, then they can be docked at any time (necessary in the project), into a single complex of modular OS and very quickly grow the functionality to anything in the required dimension, well done Chinese using a modular design can overtake both Rushen and also the Yankees!
      1. Titus_2
        Titus_2 April 29 2021 10: 19
        +2
        It seems that you write in Russian, but who are the Rusheni .... ugly like that.
        1. Intruder
          Intruder April 29 2021 10: 48
          -9
          It seems that you write in Russian, but who are the Rusheni .... ugly like that.
          Why!? As in Russian, to rush in different words, in relation to: Ukrainians, Israelis and Americans and others, this is quite normal - but how, as a person applied, English slang is the same, among other things winked, in relation to the great-power, it is immediately ugly !? request
          1. Titus_2
            Titus_2 April 29 2021 12: 21
            +3
            So write in Mov or Hebrew, respectively, not here.
            1. Intruder
              Intruder April 29 2021 13: 49
              -3
              So write in Mov or Hebrew, respectively, not here.
              You probably are not aware of the perniciousness of these tips - with an illusory opportunity to get an answer, with a direction where to go at the end !? hi
              1. Titus_2
                Titus_2 April 29 2021 14: 37
                -1
                So do not meddle with our charter in our monastery.
                1. Intruder
                  Intruder April 29 2021 14: 49
                  -4
                  Hmm, the young man said beautifully, in what year "Nash" did he become !? And so, yes ... if you are so sharp and impudent, he is more yours than ours !!! wink laughing
      2. Sergey Kulikov_3
        Sergey Kulikov_3 April 29 2021 13: 02
        +3
        Yes, no one will overtake your space armada!
        1. Intruder
          Intruder April 29 2021 13: 54
          -3
          Yes, your space armada
          She's not mine, and fortunately ...! laughing The PRC with commendable diligence and systematically (unlike some "singers-dreamers" and other projectors for the state budget), is strengthening its orbital grouping in the 21st century, it is not equal to an hour and their cucumbers will bloom on Mars under atmospheric domes ... wink
  8. Pereira
    Pereira April 29 2021 08: 38
    +1
    Most importantly, not a single negro was hurt. And they will buy new iron.
    1. Roma 1977
      Roma 1977 April 29 2021 09: 50
      +1
      You might think that the new blacks can not be bought!
      1. Captain Pushkin
        Captain Pushkin April 29 2021 11: 30
        +1
        Quote: Roma-1977
        You might think that the new blacks can not be bought!

        What does the new one have to do with it? The old ones have not yet been sold ...
  9. grandfather_Kostya
    grandfather_Kostya April 29 2021 08: 46
    +1
    Flies also sometimes hit the glass. Silicon in the brain failed.
  10. fuffi
    fuffi April 29 2021 08: 47
    0
    Quote: Pereira
    Do you think the Czechs and Bulgarians will be sent one more diplomat each?

    also the Balts are barking
  11. Darkspy
    Darkspy April 29 2021 08: 51
    -1
    They wanted to write off. A strange way of writing off.
  12. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 April 29 2021 08: 54
    -1
    And I warned that I was expecting an incend. The next I hope will be a "tanker" UAV.
  13. APASUS
    APASUS April 29 2021 09: 19
    -1
    The trail of Russian hackers ............................?
  14. Freedim
    Freedim April 29 2021 09: 32
    -1
    The drone's AI decided that it looked more like a submarine than a helicopter .. And decided to dive.
  15. Bshkaus
    Bshkaus April 29 2021 09: 35
    +1
    That's what drones are for: it's much worse when the crew drowns along with the machines. The future belongs to drones.
  16. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 April 29 2021 09: 37
    -2
    the ship LCS-18 is currently continuing the operation in the western part of the Pacific Ocean
    This, as I understand it, is somewhere near the borders of Russia? Then the drone hit rather weakly, only financial losses.
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh April 29 2021 09: 49
      -1
      At the borders of China. These LCS are deployed there to operate in "coastal waters"
      China. They are equipped with 8 anti-ship missiles for this.
  17. Dmitry V.
    Dmitry V. April 29 2021 10: 08
    0
    How petty, petty, quietly rejoice in trouble

    To be like those vile little people who rejoiced in the mistakenly shot down by the Syrian air defense officers of the Il-20?
    1. Nyrobsky
      Nyrobsky April 29 2021 10: 43
      +4
      Quote: Dmitry Vladimirovich
      Somehow petty, petty on a quiet rejoice in trouble

      What are you really ... Here, the sympathizers already cried three handkerchiefs and swelled, and large, open and loud, but how? - “Friends” of Russia have lost their pribluda. She could still be used against Russia, but here she was drowned, what kind of grief.
      P / S- now, if we had contracted something of the equipment operating for peaceful purposes, then it would be possible to sympathize, and so call, even if they are there even with the whole third fleet, in full force, they will be sunk, it's not a pity.
    2. rocket757
      rocket757 April 29 2021 10: 44
      -1
      Strange, everyone in childhood was taught / heard "who pledges, he himself is like that" or "do not do evil to another ....", much more.
      It seems that they went to different kindergartens, schools, etc.
      It is obvious that you cannot help your country with your stupidity, anger, inadequate statements !!!
  18. RUS29TAM
    RUS29TAM April 29 2021 10: 53
    0

    I did a coup, a turn and a turn, and I hit the bars on my mouth.
  19. Kushka
    Kushka April 29 2021 11: 36
    0
    I remembered the order of one grandfather:
    I drove a rascal, drove a drawbar into my mouth.
  20. Dkuznecov
    Dkuznecov April 29 2021 18: 11
    0
    Industrial exploitation.
    It doesn't happen on paper.
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  22. Charik
    Charik April 29 2021 22: 07
    -1
    What kind of specific fire support can he provide?