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Acceptance tests of multi-purpose high-speed amphibious assault ship-catamaran JHSV-2 "Choctaw County" completed


Multi-purpose high-speed amphibious assault ship-catamaran JHSV-2 (Joint High Speed ​​Vessel) Choctaw County (Choctaw County) successfully completed acceptance tests in the city of Mobile (Alabama). This was reported by the US Navy.

This is the second 10 of the Spiehed-type JHSV (Spikehead Wing), which is being built to command the US Navy's shipping industry at the Austal USA shipyard in the city of Mobile.

The ship was presented on the 5 days of an independent commission for inspecting and accepting US Navy INSURV (Board of Inspection and Survey) ships to assess the material part and conduct tests, including tests in the open sea, which took place in the Gulf of Mexico. During the acceptance tests, the main systems and equipment of the ships were evaluated, including the operating modes at full speed and the demonstration of the monitoring and control systems of the main power plant (GEM), anchoring, crew support. During tests at sea, the ship developed speed over 40 nodes (75 km / h).

The JHSV ship is a ship of 103 m length and 635 tonne displacement. The power plant consists of 4 diesel engines MTU 20V 8000 M71L 9100 kW and jet propulsion engines, allowing them to reach speeds over 31 nodes (65 km / h) when fully loaded.

The JHSV catamaran is the next generation multi-purpose landing ship to be used jointly by the US Army and Navy. The vessel is intended for the transfer of troops and cargo, support for humanitarian missions, as well as operations to assist victims of natural disasters. The vessel is capable of operating in shallow fairways and shallow sea routes, transferring military equipment, including basic combat Tanks Abrams M1A2. On the upper flight deck of the ship take-off and landing of aircraft can be carried out.

On the second JHSV catamaran, aviation-type armchairs were installed to accommodate 312 troops with full equipment.

The head multipurpose high-speed amphibious assault ship is the JHSV-1 (Joint High Speed ​​Vessel) catamaran Spiehed (Spearhead, "wedge edge") was delivered by the US Navy in December 2012 and is currently undergoing after-delivery tests, including refueling at sea , working out the loading of goods on board, the preparation of an additional crew.

JHSV ships are designed to commercial standards with minor modifications for military use.
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  1. fortunophile
    fortunophile 21 May 2013 09: 22 New
    Military equipment has become more futuristic than those models that were shown in science fiction films in the 80s. TTX is not weak, speed, shallow fairways ... Good aggregate recourse
    1. ShturmKGB
      ShturmKGB 21 May 2013 10: 06 New
      Nothing is said about reliability, one of their "catamaran" has not lived up to expectations ...
      1. Romn
        Romn 21 May 2013 10: 08 New
        All their equipment is built on the basis of external expansion, the seizure of territories, until they jump ...
        1. tronin.maxim
          tronin.maxim 21 May 2013 10: 23 New
          Yes, our Bora as a standing one will overtake him, and even give a kick with anti-punitive! lol
          1. alex-defensor
            alex-defensor 21 May 2013 11: 10 New
            A boat made of aluminum ... should burn well, by the way! laughing
        2. Siberian German
          Siberian German 21 May 2013 15: 04 New
          and who prevents us from so troit
      2. gregor6549
        gregor6549 21 May 2013 14: 04 New
        Completely reliable troughs. The Americans ordered them only after they were convinced of the reliability and performance of similar ships built in Australia and for Australia. And Australia has not been building any plans for the seizure of foreign territories for a long time. She and her own neither money nor hands are enough. But to be able to quickly transfer by sea very limited military contingents from one point of his sickly coast to another will not hurt her, especially since many Australian teeth are sharpened on mines. And then such boats are very useful to her
    2. Rustiger
      Rustiger 21 May 2013 14: 57 New
      Quote: fortuneophile
      TTX is not weak, speed, shallow fairways ... Good aggregate

      We went through all this in the same 80s, albeit without a “futuristic design”, but with practical use. Here are pictures of those that he himself saw with his own eyes on GDP (Inland Waterways).
      The most popular "river bus", "glued" of the two ships type "OM"

      Such went to N. Chelny for KAMAZ twice a week-


      This one, after modernization, is also a "river tram" -
  2. serge78
    serge78 21 May 2013 09: 34 New
    Australians well done. AUSTAL and INCAT rule.
    1. fortunophile
      fortunophile 21 May 2013 09: 41 New
      Quote: serge78
      Australians well done. AUSTAL and INCAT rule.

      And where are the Australians? request
  3. Serov
    Serov 21 May 2013 09: 52 New
    Caspian monster would tarnish our military. And then the usual BDK is very noticeable.
    1. No_more
      No_more 21 May 2013 12: 43 New
      Ekranoplanes are good for everyone, except for one. Count the engines, and now imagine how they eat fuel. In this case, it is unlikely to carry any kind of landing, because one fuel must be taken as for three aircraft.
      The earth has a too dense atmosphere and drag is very large. Although it is clear that the aerodynamics of this apparatus can be very thoroughly worked out. Maybe then it will be possible to achieve sane profitability.
  4. USNik
    USNik 21 May 2013 09: 54 New
    LCSs now these are JHSV. Preparing to capture some popuasii? Or do they want to suddenly come to Iran?
    1. Rustiger
      Rustiger 21 May 2013 15: 41 New
      Quote: USNik
      LCSs are now these JHSVs. Preparing to capture some popuasii?

      Not just "getting ready" but already ready. This one has been “plowing the expanses of the Bolshoi Theater” for 2 years now. Even landing on the Scandinavian coast has been carried out repeatedly.


      This one is still on the “mock test” -

      And ours, unfortunately, did not go beyond the pictures.

      Although there were developments in the 80s in the Design Bureau of R. Alekseev.

      But. . .
  5. waisson
    waisson 21 May 2013 09: 56 New
    general features

    Main function: the JHSV program will provide high speed, the ability to transport small projects to support the maneuver of personnel, materials and equipment for the US Navy, Marine Corps and the Army inside the theater.
    Builder: Austal USA

    Powerplant: Water Jet
    Length: 103 meters (338 feet)
    Width: 28,5 meters (93,5 feet)
    Displacement: 2500 tons (2460 long tons)
    Project: 13 feet (3,92 meters)
    Speed: 35-40 knots
    Range: 1200 nautical miles
    Crew: 22 civilian sailors
    Nationality: not determined.
    USNS Point (JHSV 1), under construction - not home port
    USNS Choctaw County (JHSV 2), under construction - not home port
    Millinocket (JHSV 3), under construction - not a home port
    Fall River (JHSV 4), under construction - not home port
  6. olegff68
    olegff68 21 May 2013 09: 57 New
    Arms reptiles !!! Can't they smell your end?!?
  7. Rustiger
    Rustiger 21 May 2013 14: 54 New
    Maybe someone has pictures entogo "freak" in other ways? Pliz . .
    Despite the performance characteristics and other "importance and need", well, I like these "fears" just because of their appearance.
    1. rumpeljschtizhen
      rumpeljschtizhen 21 May 2013 23: 20 New
      Beautiful ship. Ameri are able ....... the appearance is mesmerizing.
      (my opinion as a designer)
    2. Simple
      Simple 22 May 2013 02: 34 New
      "Maybe someone has pictures ..."

      essels-20-hq-photos /

      By the way, while the JHSV photo shot, I came across Chinese:

    3. gregor6549
      gregor6549 22 May 2013 07: 16 New
      Go to the company's website There are pictures, and not only them.
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    5. Simple
      Simple 22 May 2013 11: 02 New
      Yesterday the server was unavailable.
      Now works:

  8. lecturer
    lecturer 21 May 2013 16: 17 New
    Let NATO not be offended lol but their freak reminds me of something onshore JOB!
    No! OUR “BORA" is both more beautiful and graceful, and a thousand or thousand times ... !!!
    1. Rustiger
      Rustiger 21 May 2013 20: 55 New
      Quote: morpod
      but their freak reminds me of something onshore JOB!

      Well, this one reminds me more of a shark with its mouth open, or a whale. . .

      Especially the view on board -


      And here he is "snooping around" the Black Sea. With such sediment, it will fly into the Azov Sea, or into the river mouth or estuary -

      Notice what speed! THE BLACK SEA CROSSES FOR TWO DAYS !!!
      As follows from the data of the AIS portal, the ship left the American naval base in the Spanish port of ROTA in the Cadiz area on the Atlantic coast of Spain on March 22.
      On the evening of March 28, the ship arrived at the port of Poti, and on the morning of March 30 was already in Constanta.