US-Virginia-class submarines, the quality of risk exposure can not be effectively filled with weapons
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is stepping up construction of the U.S. Navy, “Virginia” class new attack submarine, recently exposed quality issues, causing the U.S. military attention. Clearly, the future of the U.S. Navy Submarine Force as the main, regardless of anything wrong with the boat, will be intended to maintain the hegemony of the U.S. Navy at sea unbearable.
or can not be effectively filled with weapons
According to the U.S., “Navy Times” reported on September 3, “Virginia” class nuclear submarine in the construction process, is Slide the operating system found weapons at the nuts and bolts to connect processing failed. Although not a big problem, but if not resolved, weapons and equipment cabin would not work properly.
According to reports, “Virginia” class submarine weapons on different operating system and other submarine, which uses the base rather than a separate sliding movement of track every weapon in order to adapt to different shapes of torpedoes, mines, missiles and operated vehicle. Therefore, when the slide problem, the crew can not be effectively filled with weapons, thus affecting the operations.
the quality of early August this year, General Dynamics Electric shipyard workers in the construction of “Missouri” was found when the submarine. After examination, “North Carolina” sign, “New Mexico” was, “Missouri” and “California” was four submarines, have the same problem. Among them, “North Carolina” was already in service, “Missouri” and “California” was under construction which, originally scheduled for September 30 delivery of the “New Mexico” sign, may be postponed until next year in service.
“Virginia” class nuclear submarine construction project manager, said Capt. Mike Erjia Barre, for insurance purposes, the Navy but also the other three in service to the boat – “Virginia” was, “De Texas “and” Hawaii “was checked.
proficient in the new submarines offshore operations
“Virginia” class nuclear submarine in the United States to meet the post-Cold War era, “from sea to land” strategic thinking and research and development of new generation equipment. Its main mission is to respond to regional war, the use of submarine-launched missiles to attack targets on land, in coastal anti-submarine warfare in order to provide combat support and special forces to escort aircraft carrier battle groups and so on. Therefore, apart from retaining the class nuclear submarines during the Cold War with quiet nature, the high-speed underwater navigation and deep dive performance is no longer the ability to diligently pursue their targets.
and active, “Los Angeles” class attack submarines different, “Virginia” class attaches great importance to the diversity of combat missions, including the near-shore combat, ground attack capabilities, special operations and intelligence gathering and so on. As offshore operations may face adverse factors (such as complex hydrological conditions, severe background noise interference, the enemy mine drainage fabric and the excellent performance of the Russian-made diesel-powered submarines, etc.), are familiar with the U.S. Navy in the past There are great differences in offshore operations, “Virginia” class boats set out the basic design and equipment with the “Los Angeles” class very different, with its serious noise in the effective functioning of shallow water sonar systems, mine detection and countermeasure equipment , and a variety of unmanned remote vehicles, etc., in addition to transport special forces equipped with sound equipment.
Yupo “area denial” strategy
Under the plan, the U.S. Navy in 2019 to be fitted out 18 “Virginia” class attack submarines, to gradually replace the “Los Angeles” class. It is noteworthy that the U.S. Department of Defense in 2006 issued the “Quadrennial Defense Review Report,” has made it clear that the focus of future U.S. military strategy will further tilt the Asia Pacific region, of which 60% of the submarine force will be deployed in the Asia Pacific region. Currently, the “Virginia” class submarine deployment situation fully reflect this trend – in service of four, the “Texas” and “Hawaii” Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, resident. Military observers pointed out that the future there will be more “Virginia” class submarines deployed to the Asia Pacific region.
in the U.S. Navy’s view, nuclear attack submarines, usually performs four tasks: to the sea, land attack, support special operations, intelligence gathering and maintaining control of the battlefield. Because of its actions secret, highly mobile, equipped with various weapons, etc., the U.S. military now has “Virginia” as a class action commenced in the dangerous area, “killer.” The U.S. military believes, with the development of military technology and military advances in other countries, more and more countries, especially China, is taking asymmetric tactics to implement the so-called “area denial” strategy, intended to partially offset the U.S. military advantage of the formation of the United States military intervention to contain the area, and attack submarines, is precisely the breakthrough “area denial” strategy, an important tool. Because of this, the future of the U.S. submarine force as the main force of the “Virginia” class nuclear submarines have any problem will have implications for the U.S. Navy to maintain a negative impact on its maritime hegemony. (Newspaper freelance writer Duke)