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The US Navy is facing the problem of too long maintenance of attack submarines

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The US Navy is facing the problem of too long maintenance of attack submarines

Over the past decade, less than a third of the US Navy's attack submarines have completed maintenance on time. This was stated by Vice Adm. Bill Galinis, head of the US Naval Systems Command, at the American Society of Marine Engineers' Maintenance and Modernization Symposium. fleet.


The US Navy currently operates 50 attack submarines of various classes. Submarines play a key role in the alleged confrontation with China in the Asia-Pacific region. However, the command of the Naval Forces has questions about the timeliness of the tasks for the maintenance of submarines.

So, at present, 18 submarines are in service. The earliest Virginia-class submarines are the most difficult and longest to repair. Now, the representative of the Navy emphasizes, the command is trying to find out what is the reason for the increase in the man-days spent needed to fully service the submarines and bring them into a state of readiness for operation.

The main part of the work on attack submarines should be carried out by the state shipyards of the US Navy, but now commercial shipyards have taken over part of the work. This is due to the record loss of workers at state-owned shipyards: people are leaving due to low wages, which entails a decrease in the productivity of shipyards.

According to the US Accountability Office, Virginia-class submarines returned to service, on average, almost nine months later than originally estimated. The Los Angeles-class submarines took four and a half months longer to complete all maintenance activities.

Naturally, a longer maintenance period also means higher maintenance costs. For reasons of cost savings, the Navy has to postpone the maintenance of many submarines. Nevertheless, the American command is not discouraged. It argues that the lessons learned from the support problem for the Virginia-class subs have led to a future strategy for the repair and maintenance of submarines.
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  1. Trapp1st
    Trapp1st 22 September 2022 11: 58
    +2
    people quit because of low wages
    The printing press is not keeping up? Interestingly, low salaries are how much by their standards ...)
    1. TAMBU
      TAMBU 22 September 2022 12: 22
      +2
      As a rule, salary up to 40 per year is considered low ... (up to about 200 tr per month in our opinion)
      1. Trapp1st
        Trapp1st 22 September 2022 12: 43
        0
        up to about 200 tr. per month according to our

        Oh, what a pity for the workers that rot abroad (c)
        1. alexey sidykin
          alexey sidykin 22 September 2022 12: 59
          +1
          Well, yes ... they each have a mansion with three floors and a Cadillac of the latest model in the garage ...
          1. Trapp1st
            Trapp1st 22 September 2022 13: 04
            -3
            Well, yes ... they each have a mansion with three floors and a Cadillac of the latest model in the garage ...
            Well, obviously not a used viburnum on credit ...))
            1. alexey sidykin
              alexey sidykin 22 September 2022 13: 09
              +5
              I'm afraid only they have not only a car on credit, but also housing, too.
              1. Trapp1st
                Trapp1st 22 September 2022 13: 15
                -1
                I'm afraid only they have not only a car on credit, but also housing, too.
                Thank God for us, any worker can buy housing for cash, especially in cities with a population of over a million. You do not have to take out a loan to make a down payment on a mortgage for a quarter of a century)))
                1. alexey sidykin
                  alexey sidykin 22 September 2022 13: 50
                  +3
                  Not a single worker in any country in the world can buy for cash ... so your sarcasm is in flight.
                  1. Trapp1st
                    Trapp1st 22 September 2022 13: 55
                    +1
                    What is the point of your comment then?
                    I'm afraid only they have not only a car on credit, but also housing, too.
                    1. alexey sidykin
                      alexey sidykin 22 September 2022 17: 31
                      -2
                      Quote: Trapp1st
                      What is the point of your comment then?
                      I'm afraid only they have not only a car on credit, but also housing, too.

                      The answer to your car is not a loan.
                  2. Mapping
                    Mapping 22 September 2022 19: 03
                    0
                    Only in the decaying West, the interest on mortgages, oh, how lower than ours
          2. TAMBU
            TAMBU 22 September 2022 17: 18
            0
            A modest 2-storey house in a shitty area and two 5-10-12 year old cars ... expensive housing is terrible ...
        2. alexey sidykin
          alexey sidykin 22 September 2022 13: 15
          +3
          The average salary of a simple worker is $2900 per month. Since you like to compare it so much with ours, it’s somewhere around 40-50 thousand rubles. per month. Not much comes out.
      2. alexey sidykin
        alexey sidykin 22 September 2022 13: 14
        +2
        Well, what a bad habit of transferring salaries over the hill into rubles ...
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      5. alexey sidykin
        alexey sidykin 22 September 2022 13: 32
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        Quote: TAMBU
        As a rule, salary up to 40 per year is considered low ... (up to about 200 tr per month in our opinion)

        Not low, but average ... no need to dissemble. $39.613 per year. Minimum 2900 per month
        1. TAMBU
          TAMBU 22 September 2022 17: 37
          +1
          Please show me where this data about $39,613 and the minimum wage of $2,900 comes from.

          I saw the following figures: the minimum wage is 7,25 per hour (https://visasam.ru/emigration/canadausa/zarplata-v-ssha.html#___2022-3), 40 hours per week total minimum wage = 7,25*40*4 = $1,160 per month
          In most states, the minimum bet is $11 (https://credits.ru/publications/zarplata/minimalnaya-zarplata-v-ssha/), which is $1,760.

          $ 8 per hour is the minimum salary for a waitress in an eatery on a highway somewhere in the desert ... excluding tips (and 99% of visitors leave them for tips), a dishwasher who is usually also an "assistant cook" can already be there earn 12-15 per hour.

          A shipyard worker, I don't know for sure, but I think most make about $20-25 an hour. Hence my calculations, which are consistent with what I know, as a general rule, earning up to $40,000 a year is considered low...
          I'm talking on average, if you have data on the salary at a shipyard worker in the US, please share the information.
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          2. alexey sidykin
            alexey sidykin 22 September 2022 17: 53
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            Quote: TAMBU
            A shipyard worker, I don't know for sure, but I think most make about $20-25 an hour. Hence my calculations, which are consistent with what I know, as a general rule, earning up to $40,000 a year is considered low...
            I'm talking on average, if you have data on the salary at a shipyard worker in the US, please share the information.

            From the site Glaasdoor.com I took the information from there.
            1. TAMBU
              TAMBU 22 September 2022 19: 23
              +1
              In short, I calculated, yes, that's right, 40 a year for an American is like our hard worker 46 tr. per month
      6. Denis812
        Denis812 23 September 2022 09: 16
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        I don’t know where you got such info from, but I can say that one of my acquaintances, the foreman of the 1st class, receives 87K. Base in San Diego.
  2. AAK
    AAK 22 September 2022 12: 03
    +1
    The Americans were unlucky, here the Stakhanovites are exclusively engaged in ship repairs ... at a record pace "with a shift to the right ..."
    1. Subtext
      Subtext 22 September 2022 12: 28
      +3
      Stakhanovites are not Stakhanovites, but you should get to know Zvyozdochka better, their pace of repair. And this, taking into account "stable supplies from counterparties", and the timing of the receipt of finance from the customer.
      1. VALERIK_097
        VALERIK_097 22 September 2022 17: 26
        +1
        As I know it, the production and delivery time for the given nomenclature is 6-9 months, but it should be, as usual, yesterday.
  3. TermNachTer
    TermNachTer 22 September 2022 12: 20
    +2
    If the author had also reported how many aircraft carriers are being repaired and maintained, the picture would have been even more interesting.
    1. Tuzik
      Tuzik 22 September 2022 18: 22
      0
      I remembered how before Mudway, or Yorktown or Lexinton, they stood for repairs for a long time because of a broken soda water machine!
    2. arkadiyssk
      arkadiyssk 24 September 2022 13: 19
      0
      4 are under repair (repair of each is 3-4 years), 3-4 are always combat ready and deployed, the remaining 4 are resting, training and ready to enter combat service as soon as possible. In general, it is not clear that you are worried about their repairs. According to the combat plans of the Americans, out of 297 ships, 125 are always deployed at sea, they seem to adhere to them. The rest are in repairs, preparations.
      1. TermNachTer
        TermNachTer 24 September 2022 14: 22
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        Interesting you think. There are only 11 of them, if we consider the "Ford" to be fully combat-ready, although mattress covers do not think so.
  4. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 22 September 2022 13: 31
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    It seems that there was an article on the site about the nuclear submarine construction technology. The United States switched to the technology of vertical assembly of the compartment in order to connect what is not connected during final assembly. I also laughed, but how will they repair the nuclear submarine when the entire nuclear submarine is assembled, also vertically. .As having sailed to the sea in the MKO for more than one year, the “steamboat” consists of 60 percent of cable routes and pipelines. we were joking during the repair. It was the fascists who were not killed for Stalingrad who took revenge on us. Horn. How to get to this pipeline? commands.
  5. Arkady007
    Arkady007 23 September 2022 08: 43
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    But in our country, as they put it on maintenance, it’s worth it until they upgrade it to a new one.