The US Navy said it miscalculated the timing of deliveries and the cost of large underwater drones XLUUV

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The US Navy said it miscalculated the timing of deliveries and the cost of large underwater drones XLUUV

The US Navy is focused on improving its unmanned vehicles capable of operating under water and solving a wide range of tasks. Thus, the Navy declares the need for at least five large robotic underwater vehicles that could perform numerous functions under water.

However, the desired and the real differ: the work is more than three years behind schedule, and their cost is higher than the originally estimated costs by $ 242 million. Boeing is the contractor. But even such a giant of the American defense industry, as it turned out, could not complete the tasks of building underwater vehicles within the originally planned time frame.



The ultra-large Orca XLUUV unmanned underwater vehicles can greatly facilitate the work of the Navy in laying sea mines and destroying enemy surface and underwater targets. Some American military analysts call the device an asymmetrical US response to the Russian Poseidon.

Now the fleet is experiencing problems with the implementation of the contract, there is some miscalculation. At least, this is the interpretation in the US Navy itself. The contractor planned to deliver the first apparatus by December 2020, and complete deliveries by the end of 2022. But this was not possible. Delivery dates have now been pushed back to 2024. True, the experimental sample did enter the fleet. Now naval sailors are studying it, trying to determine what else needs to be improved.

Although the XLUUV is regarded as a prototype, the Navy intends to quickly bring the devices to such a level that they can be quickly put into service. Command fleet believes that these types of submersibles are critical to meeting the needs of the US Navy.

But everything depends on the problems of the contractor: at first, he could not complete the work on time due to the coronavirus pandemic and related restrictions, then technical difficulties arose. Finally, a lot depends on funding. As it turned out, the implementation of the project will cost much more than originally expected. But in the Navy, apparently, they are ready for significant spending.

Improving the combat power of the US Navy is seen as one of the priorities of the national defense strategy, especially in the context of the confrontation with China in the Asia-Pacific region. Therefore, the United States will, of course, find money for the implementation of the project, but the deadlines for commissioning underwater vehicles have already noticeably shifted and it is possible that they will move again.
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  1. +1
    29 September 2022 09: 21
    There, in the south of the United States, a hurricane broke out ... So Poseidon will be worse ...
    1. 0
      29 September 2022 10: 22
      Moderate your fervor. The Americans are far from fools in the field of creating and using the latest weapons systems. And if we do not stop engaging in hat-throwing, then they will quickly prove to all of us who is the boss in the house.
      1. +2
        29 September 2022 11: 44
        “Some US military analysts call the device an asymmetrical US response to the Russian Poseidon.
        ****************************************************************************
        In vain they "consider" ...

        Since the Russian "Poseidon" has a component of the "STATUS" SYSTEM and, moreover, is equipped with a nuclear power plant, which provides it with a practically unlimited range, unlimited "stay on duty" time in any of the designated positional areas, and an unlimited choice of combat equipment options , TODAY, NO American gestures in the field of heavy uninhabited (unmanned) deep-sea vehicles can be considered an "answer" to Poseidon ...

        Neither symmetrical nor asymmetrical...
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      2. +4
        29 September 2022 11: 50
        Quote: km-21
        And if we do not stop engaging in hat-throwing, then they will quickly prove to all of us who is the boss in the house.

        Do you think that the Americans are the masters of the planet? Yes, to hell with it ... The owners act in a businesslike manner. And these are world gopniks sitting behind a puddle and taking advantage of their geographical position and the disunity of the victims of their aggression.
        You, too, stop spreading defeatism. If the Americans could do something, they would have done it long ago. They shit and sit there across the ocean:
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  2. +3
    29 September 2022 09: 24
    The US Navy said it miscalculated the timing of deliveries and the cost of large underwater drones XLUUV

    Ultra-large Orca XLUUV unmanned underwater vehicles can greatly facilitate the work of the Navy in laying naval mines and destroying surface and underwater objects

    ***
    Traces are covered...
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    And without turning
           heads of heads
    and feelings
         no
              without knowing
    blew up
       "North Stream"
             in the Danish zone
    near by
         "neutral"
             Swedes ...
    ***
    1. +2
      29 September 2022 09: 32
      Quote: Vladimir Vladimirovich Vorontsov
      Traces are covered...

      And then ...
      True, the experimental sample entered the fleet nevertheless. Now naval sailors are studying it, trying to determine what else needs to be improved.

      Russia should not withdraw from responding to the challenges that have been thrown. Let the analysts scratch their heads a little over this.
  3. +2
    29 September 2022 09: 39
    cast a shadow on the wattle fence, like it was not they who blew up the gas pipeline
  4. -1
    29 September 2022 09: 44
    ...Now the fleet is experiencing problems with the implementation of the contract, there is some miscalculation...

    Sleepy Joe distributes money left and right, and we are worse? Give us cabbage, and preferably more, more.
  5. -1
    29 September 2022 10: 09
    In the last century, such weapons were tested, taking into account the force of a nuclear explosion. Perhaps he can wash away the continents. Or maybe just jam the fish. What did artificial intelligence suggest there? Everything is based on calculations.
  6. +1
    29 September 2022 10: 26
    Didn't he yank gas pipelines, and the article is just an attempt to catch up with the fog? The first, so to speak, test was carried out in a combat situation, and now they are fenced off by the lack of ready-made samples!
  7. 0
    29 September 2022 10: 55
    Somehow there is already 1 sample!




    Boeing, in collaboration with Huntington Ingalls Industries, has completed the construction of the first experimental autonomous unmanned underwater vehicle (AUV) Orca XLUUV. It was recently launched, and now sea trials should begin. In the near future, it is expected to complete the construction of several further devices of this type, which will be involved in full-scale tests.
    On May 6, 2022, the US Navy Naval Systems Command (NAVSEA) announced the completion of the construction of the first experimental AUV and the imminent start of its testing on May 28, XNUMX. On April XNUMX, at Boeing's new site in Huntington Beach, Calif., the first Orca XLUUV was officially christened and launched.
    In the presence of representatives of the Pentagon and the Navy, incl. responsible for the unmanned sea direction, a new AUV broke a bottle of champagne. Then the device was launched, moored to the pier, and preparations began for future sea trials.
    Various statements were made during the ceremony. The new Orca XLUUV project was generally highly acclaimed. In addition, they noted the great importance of the first prototype. In the near future, he was supposed to go on sea trials, although the timing of this was not specified. Then it will be followed by several new prototypes, which will also be involved in test and research activities.


    Or is there not enough money for mass production?




    Interesting Infographics about the construction of similar devices in other countries, including Russia



    Our complex is being developed by the Central Design Bureau "RUBIN" under the name "Harpsichord - 2R"


  8. -5
    29 September 2022 10: 58
    Some American military analysts call the device an asymmetrical US response to the Russian Poseidon.
    Ilya Polonsky, are you joking? What is the answer (symmetrical, asymmetrical, blue, different) to something, if this "something" was not there? The Russian Defense Ministry has not once hinted at Poseidon for three years. Give at least one fact, ... (obscene expression), such a mention. No one even knows what kind of animal it was supposed to be, because the stated purpose of causing a tsunami was initially an obvious bullshit.
    Respect the enemy who is working, not trending. They quite naturally have working problems that are solved in the working order. In the working, not trendy!
    Nothing will come out of nothing.
    Once again, I would like to draw your attention to the fact that since this year, the anti-corruption system has been called Poseidon. I believe that the coincidence is not accidental.
    1. 0
      29 September 2022 23: 53
      Just because you don't see a gopher doesn't mean it doesn't exist.
      1. 0
        30 September 2022 00: 59
        Quote from Beaver.
        Just because you don't see a gopher doesn't mean it doesn't exist.

        Just because you don't see God doesn't mean he doesn't exist.

        What you see depends on where you look.

        To understand what you see, you must also have the ability to understand, and not just see.
        Just gopher? Not a beaver?
  9. +2
    29 September 2022 11: 25
    work is more than three years behind schedule and costs $242 million higher than originally estimated
    In this situation, the main thing for the manufacturing company is that the money has been received in advance, the cost has increased and the customer is ready to pay, and a three-year delay from the schedule is obviously a trifle not worthy of attention. If the US Navy is not very upset, then today there is something else that works and copes with the tasks.
  10. 0
    29 September 2022 12: 48
    The weakest point of this prodigy will be software. The Indians will give them such a thing that they will clean out bugs for another 10 years.
    1. -3
      1 October 2022 09: 29
      Whether it's our operating system "axis" from Rostec. Top of perfection))) and if not she, then what? Alt Linux? Or Elbrus? What do you use?

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