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The keel of the sixth Estiut class submarine was laid at the shipyard in Barrow-in-Furness

The keel of the sixth Estiut class submarine was laid at the shipyard in Barrow-in-Furness

The ceremony of laying the keel of a multi-purpose nuclear submarine “Agamemnon” of class “Estuet” took place at the shipyard of “BAE Systems” in Barrow-in-Furness 18 in July.

The Agamemnon is the sixth estut class submarine.

The company BAA Systems, which is the main contractor of the program, is to build an 7 submarine of the Estyut class for the British Navy. They are designed to replace outdated Trafalgar class submarines. The lead submarine of the series was officially transferred to the British Navy in November 2010, the second Embush nuclear submarine - in March 2013. They are currently undergoing sea tests before reaching a state of readiness for combat use.

Currently, 4 Esteut-class submarines are in various stages of construction. The third submarine "Artfall" is in a high degree of readiness at the shipyard in Barrow-in-Furness. The elements of the robust hull of the fourth submarine (Odeyshes) are being combined. In December, 2012, the UK MoD announced the conclusion of a contract worth 1,2 billion pounds to complete the construction of the submarine Odeyshes, as well as the allocation of 1,5 billion pounds to build the three remaining submarines. This allowed the construction of the fifth Anson submarine and the purchase of components with long production times for the sixth and seventh submarines.

Supply of Artful nuclear submarines to the British the fleet scheduled for 2015, Odesaces for 2018, Anson for 2020, Agamemnon for 2022 and Ajax for 2024.

At the laying ceremony for the keel of the Agamemnon submarine, Deputy Defense Minister for armament, support and technology Philip Dunn announced the signing of a new long-term contract as part of the construction of the Estyut-class submarine, which will save up to 380 million pounds over the next years.

The 97-Estuyt class submarines are the largest and most powerful multi-purpose submarines of the British Navy. They are intended both for operations in the fleet, and in isolation from the main forces and can be used to perform the tasks of fighting the enemy’s ships and submarines, attacking ground targets, landing troops and gathering intelligence information.

Compared with the existing submarines, the Estiut class submarines have low visibility and improved capabilities for operations in coastal shallow waters. The submarine is equipped with a Roll-Royce PWR 2 nuclear reactor that does not need to be refueled during the entire 25-year life cycle, as well as with equipment for producing oxygen from seawater.
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  1. Praetorian
    Praetorian 22 July 2013 12: 00
    And the guys are also arming themselves! =)
    1. ShturmKGB
      ShturmKGB 22 July 2013 12: 30
      Agamemnon destroyed Troy, an unequivocal name ...
      1. Kars
        Kars 22 July 2013 13: 05
        Most of the names had already been used by the British Navy. and not superstitious trekking

        Odeshes was the first major British ship to be sunk in World War I.
        1. Skiff
          Skiff 22 July 2013 13: 34
          It is necessary to allocate money to the British for the disposal of these boats, also to chop down all the planes, it’s so democratic, and their prime minister to give the Nobel Prize and brother them with a tagged Misha.
        2. Arberes
          Arberes 22 July 2013 16: 38
          Quote: Kars
          Most of the names had already been used by the British Navy.

          The British also have their own naval traditions. The names of the heroic ships pass from generation to generation! And our VARANGIAN. This name will be eternal in our Navy!
          The well-functioning shipbuilding industry in Britain commands respect. Six years, six of the newest destroyers "DRAGON". Without any straining and splashing saliva, clearly and calmly! Aircraft carrier "QUEEN ELIZABETH" - construction is in full swing and they will undoubtedly finish it on time!
          Well, now the submarines are changing and changing, clearly and on schedule!
          I am not a fan of the British Navy, it’s a shame for my power!
        3. sub307
          sub307 22 July 2013 21: 46
          And this tradition is not inherent in the united fleet of Great Britain.
      2. afire
        afire 22 July 2013 13: 07
        I wonder who they mean by three .... am
        1. tilovaykrisa
          tilovaykrisa 22 July 2013 13: 13
          More likely Carthage than we Troyan
        2. Tatb
          Tatb 22 July 2013 13: 20
          They mean! And we should know what such weapons are only for us angry
          1. Stiletto
            Stiletto 22 July 2013 14: 02
            Forging axes over the hill
            Violent heads to slice.
            But the aliens chain mail rings
            Russian speech.
      3. cdrt
        cdrt 22 July 2013 14: 37
        Well, yes, only the first ship with this name entered RN as if not in the 17th century :-)
        And now - just a big ship, the name of the series is mostly on "A" ... wink
    2. Geisenberg
      Geisenberg 23 July 2013 03: 23
      Quote: Praetorian
      And the guys are also arming themselves! =)

      They are also in a hurry very much. Where in a hurry? Judging by their terms in the 24th, a brawl is expected ...
  2. waisson
    waisson 22 July 2013 12: 03
    The length of the Estute class nuclear submarine is 97 m, the maximum width is 11,2 m, the underwater displacement is 7800 tons, the immersion depth is 300 m, the autonomy is 90 days, the crew is 98 people. The full speed of the nuclear submarine is classified (according to official information - more than 20 knots, according to unofficial information - about 30 knots). The submarine is equipped with a Rolls-Royce PWR 2 nuclear reactor, which does not need refueling during its entire 25-year service life.
    The Estute-class submarines are armed with 38 heavy Sperfish torpedoes and Tomahawk Block-4 cruise missiles, which are fired from six 533-mm torpedo tubes, compared with 24 ammunition and five torpedo tubes on the Trafalgar submarine. The detection range of targets of GAS type 2076 is 3000 nautical miles (5500 km). The traditional periscope was replaced by an optoelectronic mast, which provides a 360 degree view.
    1. mirror
      mirror 22 July 2013 13: 09
      And you were not mistaken with the detection range of the CEO? Such a range simply cannot exist in nature due to hydrology and sound attenuation. This is not an over-the-horizon radar.
      1. Constantine
        Constantine 22 July 2013 13: 30
        Yes, and for a lot of horizontal) Here we already need the appropriate aircraft to highlight)
    2. JackTheRipper
      JackTheRipper 23 July 2013 03: 54
      On Wikipedia the same, look at the data on the Sonar 2076 - this is in their opinion GAS 2076

      ~ 60-100 miles approximate range (I think so), no more and certainly not 3000 nautical miles.

      "Captain Ian Hughes said:" A good analogy for performing Sonar 2076 is that if the submarine was in Winchester it would be able to track a double-decker bus going around Trafalgar Square "(60 miles away)."

      PS And there is still in the internet a scheme quite detailed in the context of this submarine

  3. Starover_Z
    Starover_Z 22 July 2013 12: 03
    ... despite the fact that no one is encroaching on them. And why do they need so much all kinds of weapons?
    Britain wants to become the mistress of the seas again and not only?
    1. Retx
      Retx 22 July 2013 12: 12
      These are islanders, so they need a fleet like air. They are reducing the military budget, here they are sawing the old and building a new one.
      GELEZNII_KAPUT 22 July 2013 12: 14
      They attempt, even as they attempt! Do you think that only Russia wants to tear apart ?! As the saying goes in a large family e ... m do not click! hi
  4. 12345
    12345 22 July 2013 12: 20
    "The nuclear submarine is equipped with a nuclear reactor ... which does not need refueling during its entire 25-year service life ..."

    However, a "serious machine". This is how much radioactive guano will spill out of it if you shake it properly? Or - the thread itself will run into something.

    Ali, hopefully, will not get to this? Optimists, do you panama ...
  5. makst83
    makst83 22 July 2013 12: 24
    adversity is increasing!
  6. bistrov.
    bistrov. 22 July 2013 13: 56
    Yes, Great Britain is a very serious adversary, especially at sea. At the same time, it is necessary to take into account their national trait, such as meanness. You need to hurry, build and build ships and submarines.
  7. cdrt
    cdrt 22 July 2013 14: 40
    Still, the form of the hull of their nuclear submarines is surprising. That's all - people are like people :-) - we, the USA, France - almost everywhere have an Albacore form, and with Britons - everything is not like everyone wink
    Why is it interesting? What a motivation.
    1. JackTheRipper
      JackTheRipper 23 July 2013 03: 39
      Almost all of the Brit's equipment looks somewhat exotic and slightly ugly, one can feel the influence of some kind of "James Bond", apparently they consider themselves smarter than everyone else - they seem to have such a character.

  8. Arct
    Arct 22 July 2013 16: 39
    Such bugs, and unfinished almost like ours. This makes me happy.
    Quote: waisson
    Estute-class nuclear submarines are armed with 38 heavy torpedoes "Sperfish"

    What is this "stolen fish"? ;)
  9. Alexanderlaskov
    Alexanderlaskov 22 July 2013 20: 42
    Quote: bistrov.
    Yes, Great Britain is a very serious adversary, especially at sea. At the same time, it is necessary to take into account their national trait, such as meanness. You need to hurry, build and build ships and submarines.

    I support. The United States and Great Britain have always been famous for their fleet. The truth must be looked into the eyes. And do everything possible to strengthen your fleet.
    1. patsantre
      patsantre 22 July 2013 21: 19
      The problem is that we are a land power, and they are maritime, they have much more money to spend in the fleet proportions. Therefore, even Great Britain will not be able to compete. Now their fleet is being seriously updated, they built submarines, destroyers and aircraft carriers, and on at the highest technological level. In fact, now, in fact, only a few outdated ships and the same number of nuclear submarines will fight far from our shores.
  10. 128mgb
    128mgb 22 July 2013 21: 26
    It’s not allowed to modify the ad unit. Such a window constantly pops up. What is it?
      NOBODY EXCEPT US 22 July 2013 22: 18
      And the kuy knows him, but constantly pops up, already sickened ...
  11. VohaAhov
    VohaAhov 22 July 2013 23: 03
    And on 26 July we will lay down the third boat in the series of Project 885 of the Severodvinsk type and call it Novosibirsk. Our boat will be more powerful than the British.
    1. patsantre
      patsantre 22 July 2013 23: 17
      Quote: VohaAhov
      885 type "Severodvinsk" and call it "Novosibirsk"