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The US Navy conducted the first test of the anti-torpedo system

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WASHINGTON --- On June 6, the U.S. Navy announced the first full-featured test at sea of ​​a surface ship torpedo defense (SSTD) system conducted from a deck aircraft aviation aircraft carrier USS George HW Bush (CVN 77).


The US Navy conducted the first test of the anti-torpedo system


The SSTD system combines the capabilities of passive torpedo detection, a warning subsystem that not only detects torpedoes, but also classifies and tracks them, with the capabilities of destruction using encapsulated miniature anti-torpedoes. At sea, tests were conducted on 15-19 in May.

The ship protection system is being developed by the Applied Research Laboratory (PSU-ARL) of the University of Pennsylvania. For four days of testing, seven torpedo simulators and anti-torpedoes were launched. Testing recognized successful.

"These tests are the result of a very focused naval effort. fleet, crew of the aircraft carrier, Norfolk Naval Shipyard and our academic and industrial partners. All seven of our shots did exactly what they were designed and built for, confirmed our work and significantly improved our current capabilities, "said Captain Moises DelToro, Program Manager for the Submarine Defensive War System.

Given the complexity of the SSTD system, its phased commissioning is expected.

"The fact that now on board the aircraft carrier is an experimental model, or EDM [1], which is a fully functioning system, but not its final configuration or production model," said Del Toro.

The US Navy currently plans to equip all aircraft carriers and other high-priced units of surface ships with an SSTD torpedoes protection system for the 2035 year.

[1] - engineering development model
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  1. Vanek
    Vanek 10 June 2013 06: 58
    +7
    Underwater "fireballs"

    The uniqueness of the super torpedo is in speed. However, the difference between the Flurry and conventional torpedoes is enormous - the same as between the Formula 1 car and the Ford T: their maximum speed differs many times. The speed of conventional torpedoes is 60-70 knots, while the Flurry can reach 200 knots under water (370 km / h, or 100 m / s) - an absolute record for an underwater object.


    Will they catch up?

    Hello to everyone. hi
    1. Wedmak
      Wedmak 10 June 2013 07: 36
      +1
      Will they catch up?

      Hey.
      Hardly. If, as they say, they are miniature, then their power reserve and speed are low. And in this case, even when hit, what can this keychain do, with an almost 3-ton dashboard flying at 370 km / h?
      1. Papakiko
        Papakiko 10 June 2013 08: 33
        0
        Quote: Wedmak
        Hardly. If, as they say, they are miniature, then their power reserve and speed are low. And in this case, even when hit, what can this keychain do, with an almost 3-ton dashboard flying at 370 km / h?

        Some nonsense on the basis of missile defense these mini-anti-torpedoes!
        There is nothing more efficient than RBU. Only refine what would be on the principle of 1 Bomb = 1 torpedo (Software and hardware).
        1 minus - all (almost all) equipment stalls for a while. hi

        Thanks to Alexey for the information about the next "mattress" feke. It remains to wait for NANOanti-bullets. wink
        1. Wedmak
          Wedmak 10 June 2013 08: 50
          0
          It remains to wait for the NANOantipulek.

          So long ago ...
          http://topwar.ru/14992-uspehi-i-problemy-samonavodyascheysya-puli.html
          Let's rename the USA to nanoUSA?
          1. Papakiko
            Papakiko 10 June 2013 09: 47
            0
            Quote: Wedmak
            So long ago ...

            No, no, this is clearly not the case.
            How to get into flying bullets from this? belay
            This is clearly under the impression of the film "Wanted" by Bekmambetov.
    2. Kars
      Kars 10 June 2013 09: 15
      +3
      Quote: Vanek
      Will they catch up?

      But why catch up? If you need an interception. Then the question is whether the flurry is uncontrollable and the range is not very.
    3. yanus
      yanus 10 June 2013 10: 26
      0
      Quote: Vanek

      Will they catch up?

      They actually go head-on. Take away and torpedoes to destroy the approaching torpedoes.
      Sincerely, your KO hi
      1. Wedmak
        Wedmak 10 June 2013 12: 22
        0
        They actually go head-on. Take away and torpedoes to destroy the approaching torpedoes.

        By the way, a question arose. A flurry uses a cavitation bubble to move, but how difficult is it to break through it (media section, different pressures, speed)? And how difficult is it to calculate the meeting point, because the bubble completely hides the torpedo and still comes back a couple of meters stretches?
        1. yanus
          yanus 10 June 2013 13: 11
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          Quote: Wedmak
          They actually go head-on. Take away and torpedoes to destroy the approaching torpedoes.

          By the way, a question arose. A flurry uses a cavitation bubble to move, but how difficult is it to break through it (media section, different pressures, speed)? And how difficult is it to calculate the meeting point, because the bubble completely hides the torpedo and still comes back a couple of meters stretches?

          Well, the anti-torpedo will obviously go to the sound. So the bubble is not a hindrance to her.
  2. TSOOBER
    TSOOBER 10 June 2013 07: 05
    +2
    I am for a "squall" to fashion a range of up to 150 km and all "theirs" PTO (missile defense-at sea) from the "Papuans, let them spend money!"
  3. shamil
    shamil 10 June 2013 07: 09
    +1
    But it is impossible to attack with a flurry from long distances, and it’s so easy not to approach an aircraft carrier.
    there are torpedo missiles
    1. TSOOBER
      TSOOBER 10 June 2013 07: 24
      +2
      we make a "flurry." two-stage! At the stage of the first stage, the speed is the same as that of a conventional torpedo, reaching the target, the second stage, cavitation mode (the dimensions will be wow, but this is already a question for the designers)! There are strategic submarines for which, due to objective reasons, there are no missiles, so redo the cards in your hands - there will be enough space (there will be a smaller squall than an ICBM)
      1. Wedmak
        Wedmak 10 June 2013 07: 43
        +3
        Complex "Waterfall" is at your service. It's even better done here.
  4. kind
    kind 10 June 2013 07: 16
    +1
    There is also a Yakhont, which generally flies up to the target at an altitude of 2 - 2,5 meters at sea level.
  5. Scandinavian
    Scandinavian 10 June 2013 07: 17
    +2
    I agree that the Flurry should be modernized to the maximum, and the American novelty for Flurry is not a hindrance. Will make any hole in any piece of American bacon.
    1. fedorovith
      fedorovith 10 June 2013 09: 42
      0
      It is still unknown whether this nano-piston will be needed in 20 years, we probably will not wait. I think so ...
  6. Ragnarek
    Ragnarek 10 June 2013 07: 18
    +3
    stir up something Americans. besides a beautiful headline, in fact, not everything is so good
  7. shamil
    shamil 10 June 2013 07: 25
    +1
    Amers' affairs are shitty (I hope) accentuate "aircraft carriers and other expensive ships. They have potential adversaries like never before.
  8. cartridge
    cartridge 10 June 2013 07: 25
    +4
    Not shocked. I’m sure that ours will still come up with a weapon capable of nullifying the efforts of the Americans.
  9. Vtel
    Vtel 10 June 2013 10: 53
    0
    Which not only detects torpedoes, but also classifies and tracks them, with the possibility of destruction using encapsulated miniature anti-torpedoes.

    We will respond to them with "Shkval-2" on mini-torpedoes. Will they be hijacked.
  10. Letnab
    Letnab 10 June 2013 10: 54
    +1
    but the topic is interesting, since our ships can also be subjected to underwater attacks ... maybe something like that and our Navy has it?