Last days were prolific on actions related to the upcoming South American and British submarine fleets. At first, August 31, at the Washington Shipyard Washington Navy Yard were signed promising major requirements for the boats, and on September 6 has received reports on the approval of these requirements, the command of the fleet. Approved a package of documents is the first step towards the creation of a descent 2-projects: the South American «Ohio Replacement» («Replacement for" Ohio "") and the British «Successor». Signing the papers did not work without the loud statements. According to managing programs from «Ohio Replacement» V. Bruhema, certified document marks a significant advance in the construction of strategic submarines.
The content of the documentation for the technical requirements of one hundred percent not yet been announced — were named only estimates of the timing of its implementation. From narrated that new submarines will be in service for decades and will be able to set a new record for the duration of the service. Thus, the construction of the first boat is currently planned for 2021 monetary year. In 2027 the head will give the submarine fleet, and after 3-4 years it will go on his first tour of duty with missiles on board. Construction of the entire series will run until 2040-45 years when «Ohio Replacement» will be the only type of submarines, are in order. But more exciting look no delivery times of new boats, but the timing of write-offs. According responsible for the program from «Ohio Replacement», submarines of this type will cross the ocean to 2080. For this reason, already at this point you have to take into account a number of aspects of technical direction, also features a particularly long-term use.
One of the problems that faces the customer and potential contractors, to provide new boats possibility of the use of such long-range missiles, which not only is not there, and not even planned. With this purpose in the current issue being explored greatest unification launchers for ballistic missiles, or even the creation of a universal shafts for submarines. These devices must be installed on «Ohio Replacement», which will allow boats to rearm comparable low efforts. In addition, the new multi-purpose silos will be the basis not only of weapons of U.S. submarines. British promising project «Successor» also receive this equipment, which is expected to be jointly developed by the United States and Britain.
It is not clear which form the basis of missile weapons of boats produced by programmke «Ohio Replacement». Perhaps this will be a new ballistic missile that continue the current line of the South American SLBM «Trident». But so far there are no reports on the existence or at least the plans for the creation «Trident III» or other promising missiles. At the same time, are presently be read on the properties of the exemplary head arms promising boats. During nedavneshnih events, representatives of the fleet mentioned, that are available 14 submarines "Ohio" can be changed only 12 promising. From this we can draw some conclusions about the combat potential and requirements for the new rockets. Perhaps the number of missiles will be reimbursed by their quality, and more specifically the highest range and the huge number of warheads.
Declared fascinating approach to the creation of new boats. Earlier, in 1995, the rocket UGM-133A «Trident II» D5 were adopted by the British Navy as weapons for the boats of the «Vanguard». Acceptance into service was preceded by a series of military-technical agreement, the transfer of the respective documentation, etc. With all of this developer missiles remained the United States. Now, apparently British role in the development of new weapons will be more. English engineers, as a minimum, will take part in the development of universal launchers for its own and U.S. nuclear submarines. Maybe in the near future, it will become clear, and about a similar approach to the development of promising missiles themselves, but on this issue there is no official disk imaging.
Announced the latest project Underwater boat with ballistic missiles at once fascinating for several reasons. In 1-x, creation similar military equipment always attracts attention. In-2, the program «Ohio Replacement» should lead to a complete substitution of the existing boats like "Ohio," which at the present time are the only South American submarines with ballistic missiles. In the end, the expected service life of the new submarines versatile look that also fuels the enthusiasm of the public. Given the American practice of lighting and advertising of similar projects, most recently worth waiting new messages, it does not necessarily positive. It's entirely possible it turns out that because of the difficulty goals new SSBN and missiles for them to be made with a significant backlog of initially set deadlines.
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