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Media: the new drone for the US Navy does not perform the stated functions

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The Lockheed Martin Corporation developed for the US Navy a water drone that cannot cope with combat missions, reports RIA News post bloomberg.


Media: the new drone for the US Navy does not perform the stated functions
US Navy Headquarters Ship

“The new military development Lockheed Martin, designed to detect underwater mines and warnings about their location, does not work, the new equipment failed the 24 tests from September 2014,” the newspaper writes.

It is noted that the US Department of Defense was going to "spend 864 million dollars to buy 54 units of such water UAVs, but postponed negotiations due to the failure of 14 tests over the past 5 months, including technical problems of combat units, seven of which were towed to the port."

According to Bloomberg, "an independent group of experts, invited by the command of the Navy, considered such devices" not reliable enough. "

It is also reported that the failure of the tests calls into question not only the purchase of drones, but also "the construction program of 32 warships for the needs of the US Army Coast Guard, for which 23 billion dollars were supposed to be allocated."
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  1. Vladimyrych
    Vladimyrych 10 December 2015 12: 16 New
    +6
    Something Lockheed Martin fades day by day ...
    Right now SWEET_SIXTEEN will rush and begin ... laughing
    1. Vend
      Vend 10 December 2015 12: 24 New
      11
      What a funny country. Airplanes do not fly with them, drones perform functions, Hummers are generally a target for military suicides. But ambition is the height of the Himalayas. laughing
      1. Temples
        Temples 10 December 2015 12: 29 New
        +7
        Hand over government awards to senior Lockheed Martin employees!
        Rewards on behalf of our government!
        For a successful failure!
        Faithful path go comrades!
        1. cniza
          cniza 10 December 2015 12: 35 New
          +3
          Quote: Temples
          Hand over government awards to senior Lockheed Martin employees!
          Rewards on behalf of our government!
          For a successful failure!
          Faithful path go comrades!


          Why failure? denyushki mastered, the fact that there is no result, so it is necessary to finance before.
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    2. Diana Ilyina
      Diana Ilyina 10 December 2015 12: 25 New
      10
      Quote: Vladimir
      Something Lockheed Martin fades day by day ...


      Judging by the amounts allocated, I would not say that they are becoming smaller, their task is simply to knock out money from the budget, and everything else is secondary! The main thing is that it should look spectacular, so that you can show more in Hollywood and get more money for it, but the fact that it does not fly and does not swim, well, these are the little things in life, they’ll come up with some other garbage!
      1. Gxash
        Gxash 10 December 2015 12: 35 New
        +2
        How to arrange a budget cut in the USA:

        1. find a group of like-minded people
        2. have connections in the Pentagon
        3. say loudly so that everyone can hear: we will do this for you, from which the whole world will be filled with fear
        4. get billions of freshly printed dollars
        5. spend half on the development of all crap, and half through shell companies pocket
        6. To inform that we did not succeed, on this subject we disagree ...

        A curtain.

        So it was with SDI, with the F-117 Highthawk, with the F-35 and a bunch of any other fuck.
        1. Alexey RA
          Alexey RA 10 December 2015 13: 09 New
          +2
          3a. Competently draw up TK in order to cut off possible competitors. smile
      2. NEXUS
        NEXUS 10 December 2015 12: 55 New
        +1
        Quote: Diana Ilyina
        Judging by the amounts allocated, I would not say that they are becoming smaller, their task is simply to knock out money from the budget, and everything else is secondary! The main thing is that it should look spectacular, so that you can show more in Hollywood and get more money for it, but the fact that it does not fly and does not swim, well, these are the little things in life, they’ll come up with some other garbage!

        Уже придумали...посмотрим как оно плавать будет(именно плавать).Замволт называется.Хорошая такая вундкрвафля по цене авианосца.Вывели на испытания этот "утюг",а там поглядим что разработчики скажут и чего там работать не будет.
      3. gladcu2
        gladcu2 10 December 2015 19: 48 New
        0
        Diana Ilyina

        They will do it. If the hardware is functional, the software will do the trick. The tasks will be fixed.

        You just need to know that drones are already underwater. And they will soon find mines not as they are now, with an efficiency of 97%, which is not included in any framework at the request of the customer. But when the artist goes to the meeting. Then 97.4% will be completely satisfied.
    3. Uran
      Uran 10 December 2015 12: 37 New
      0
      how happy it is that everything would fail!
    4. vkl-47
      vkl-47 10 December 2015 12: 43 New
      +1
      well, then she and LOKhkid Martin would breed suckers. they split suckers on f35. where are the lovers of this flying go. on? defenders of liberal views
  2. sever.56
    sever.56 10 December 2015 12: 17 New
    +3
    Trifle, but nice!
    But seriously, then: - Americans have been building drones for a long time, both reconnaissance and strike, and this is not bad for them. We, in due time, did not pay serious attention to this program due to a number of circumstances, such as lack of money, the collapse of the defense program, meager financing of R&D and a bunch of other reasons. It is urgent to develop the development and construction of drones, including drone.
    1. gladcu2
      gladcu2 10 December 2015 19: 54 New
      0
      lovers.
      They hang noodles for you, but you rejoice?

      The article is stupid.

      Drones as many as 50 pieces. What is this talking about? The fact that there is a production base.
      And either they will make new drones, or they will change tasks.
  3. Gormenghast
    Gormenghast 10 December 2015 12: 17 New
    -1
    Another bunch of the US military-industrial complex.

    After monstrous lasers with a range of several km.
    Cyclopic radars that do not distinguish between false and real warheads.
    Missile defense that does not fit in launchers.
    Atomic Nautilus, who recently in India lost a training battle DEPL.
    Mythical shrapnel to defeat starting ICBMs.
    New strategic bombers, which must quietly penetrate into airspace to launch, again, invisible cruise missiles.
    And other good.
    1. kil 31
      kil 31 10 December 2015 12: 22 New
      0
      According to Bloomberg, "an independent group of experts, invited by the command of the Navy, considered such devices" not reliable enough. "
      "Локхид" же кричала "мамой клянусь поплывёт" не получилось или наоборот получилось "плавает" lol
    2. gladcu2
      gladcu2 10 December 2015 20: 23 New
      0
      Gormenghast

      Why are you stupid?

      If there is a laser for combat use, the size does not match the tasks, what does this mean?

      It means that there is a grappa of engineers who work. If they do not complete the task, then they will replace their leader, and the deck of engineers is shouted. A new chapter will come. engineer, with a new concept and work resumed. And so on until the desired result.
  4. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 10 December 2015 12: 18 New
    +1
    for the US Navy, a water drone that can not cope with combat missions

    Что-то часто заявленные "чуда техники" проваливают испытания. А денежки-то тю-тю. Как прокомментируют данную ситуацию защитники самой сильной армии? Наши неудачи комментируются с огромным энтузиазмом.
    1. Al_oriso
      Al_oriso 10 December 2015 12: 44 New
      0
      There they approach the tests very seriously. The criteria for passing the test are much tougher. More than half of what our standard control skips will be rejected there. Therefore, do not flatter yourself, after completion, these drones will become impeccable.

      No matter how disgusting it is with respect to the Americans, it is.
  5. Mobilized
    Mobilized 10 December 2015 12: 21 New
    +1
    The lilac bush was not thick smile
  6. Sashka
    Sashka 10 December 2015 12: 24 New
    +1
    Good day to all! Not in the subject, but on some resources messages slip that the shelling of the sleeping areas of Donetsk began that night, that the junta went on the offensive after Biden’s visit. Well, in general, it all started. Where is the Lord of the Sith ?! What can he say about this?!?!
  7. Wedmak
    Wedmak 10 December 2015 12: 39 New
    +1
    Day by day it’s weirder and weirder. It seems that the United States is too keen on budget development. Very few really serious developments.
  8. Armored optimist
    Armored optimist 10 December 2015 12: 40 New
    +1
    Sawing the budget. Then someone said that ours is expensive. Ours still learn such wiring.
  9. botsman80
    botsman80 10 December 2015 12: 43 New
    0
    ... why can't it cope? Very well, the drone coped with its functions: the headstock was mastered after all ...
  10. Mama_Cholli
    Mama_Cholli 10 December 2015 12: 44 New
    0
    Apparently, it is urgently necessary to create a new drone, which will have to accurately indicate for this where to look for mines ...
  11. dchegrinec
    dchegrinec 10 December 2015 12: 47 New
    0
    What would they not do not go things! Seen on Monday, their mother gave birth! wassat
  12. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 10 December 2015 13: 00 New
    0
    "Что то Lockheed Martin день ото дня мельчает.."////

    On the contrary. They have such a trash gone in the last decade.
    A very successful defense industry firm.
    Here are just a small fraction of the Lockheed Martin series production.
    serial missile systems, for example:
    MEADS System
    Pac-3 missile
    THAAD System
    Jassm
    Hellfire missile
    Javelin missile
  13. DobryAAH
    DobryAAH 10 December 2015 13: 20 New
    0
    Not a drone, but drin.
  14. theodore rasp
    theodore rasp 10 December 2015 13: 26 New
    0
    Who would doubt that! By the way, if the real parameters of the product are not lower than 20% of those declared in advertising, then in the USA it is LEGISLATIVE NORMAL!
  15. gladcu2
    gladcu2 10 December 2015 20: 36 New
    0
    Theodore Rasp

    Moreover, state inspectors oversee the program so that the customer (no matter who) sues the manufacturer in an attempt to evade payment of the order.