U.S. military’s most advanced nuclear attack submarines permanently deployed to deter China Pearl Harbor
next-generation U.S. Navy nuclear attack submarines,” Virginia “class SSN-776 Hawaii No.
LONDON July 24 news: According to the U.S. Honolulu Advertiser reported on the 16th, the new U.S. generation of attack submarines, “Virginia” class Hawaii No. 23 will arrive in Pearl Harbor for Western Pacific, a permanent deployment. This is the first disposal of the U.S. Navy’s most advanced attack submarine stationed in the Pacific. There are military observers point out that, given the powerful submarine reconnaissance and offshore mobility, their presence will likely be used to conduct secret reconnaissance PLA submarines for China means obvious.
“Hawaii” was a “Virginia” class nuclear submarine in the third one, on May 5, 2007 in service. According to the Honolulu Advertiser reported that the United States, May 13, the submarine with 130 crew together, leaving in southeastern Connecticut, Groton submarine base to move into Pearl Harbor. July 23 arrived in Pearl Harbor, the “Hawaii” will participate in the celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of Hawaii statehood.
Under the plan, including the United States, including Hawaii Governor Lingle and so many officials will be “Hawaii” submarine and its crew’s presence, held a grand welcoming ceremony. Before the start of the ceremony, the governor will personally take Heidegger boat to board the “Hawaii” submarine.
Pearl Harbor is an important U.S. military bases in the Asia Pacific region, the U.S. military in recent years actively summoned here, intends to build for the U.S. to maintain its hegemony in the Asia-Pacific bridgehead. Currently, there are 16 Pearl Harbor deployed the old “Los Angeles” class nuclear submarines. Up to 377 feet of the “Hawaii” was stationed, after one of the “Virginia” class “Texas” was advanced nuclear submarine will also be deployed this fall here.
According to the Hawaii health Inoue Japanese senator said, one of the “Virginia-class,” the fourth nuclear submarines, “North Carolina” sign will also be stationed in Pearl Harbor. Although the Navy did not say whether the statement, but has said publicly that all the “Virginia” class nuclear submarines will be deployed at Pearl Harbor and the Connecticut submarine base in Groton. The Navy plans to build a total of 30 “Virginia-class” nuclear submarines to replace the face retired “Los Angeles” class nuclear submarines.
Virginia-class nuclear submarine (SSN774) is the United States a high-performance, low-cost new generation of submarines, it can deal with enemy threats, both traditional ocean-going implementation of anti-submarine, anti-ship warfare, and operational environment can be used in a variety of shallow water operations, including attack type/defense type mine, mine, special forces delivery/retracement (U.S. divers advanced transportation system plan), fleet support aircraft carrier operations, intelligence gathering and surveillance, land-attack and so on. The main weapon of class nuclear submarines equipped with MK48-5 torpedoes, “Harpoon” anti-ship missiles, “Tomahawk” cruise missiles, small anti-submarine torpedoes and underwater vehicles, mine bomb carrying capacity of 38.
“Hawaii” is the third ship, a new generation of “Virginia” class submarines, the total cost of $ 2.5 billion, a displacement of 7,800 tons, the General Dynamics Electric Boat and Northrop Grew department曼纽波特纽 Adams Shipyard joint construction. The captain 377 feet wide and 34 feet, submerged speed of over 25. The boat used in the reactor unit to the boat sailing in the plan will not require re-supply of fuel. And two submarines in the class than before, “Hawaii” in the stealth, surveillance capabilities and special operations capabilities have been greatly improved, with up to nine to accommodate SEALs closed compartment, which help achieve the requirements of the U.S. Navy multi-tasking operations.
sailed from the United States en route to Pearl Harbor, the boat has fully demonstrated its ability to cross the narrow waterway. According to the “Hawaii” commander ED · Herrington said in a blog, the way in to the Pacific, “Hawaii” submarine on July 10 about 9 hours of daily time, through the Panama Canal locks and a three large lakes. As we all know, any ship, especially the submarine is concerned, through the canal locks is a very challenging task. “We do not bow the submarine propulsion plant, so the weight of 7600 tons of submarine is only 110 feet wide through the canal is no exaggeration to say that difficulty is very great.”
“When the submarine at the foot of the canal wall drifting out of date, manipulation of the submarine cable must pull heavy cable force, so the submarine hit the wall. “Herrington also said that despite the” Hawaii “is a new service soon, but this is its third pass through the Panama Canal . Moreover, the three crew also because in the course of the submarine through the canal outstanding performance and won the “dolphin badge” that the submarine warfare qualification medal. Panama Canal is a canal-type locks. Because nearly half of the canal the Isthmus of Panama on the voyage is to use the Canadian lakes, and Canadian lake surface above sea level near 26 meters, so the ships from the sea into the canal, must rise nearly 26 meters to enter the canal, while at the other end to fall nearly 26 meters to leave the canal through the canal as the water through an overhead bridge.
stationed in the Pacific before the Hawaii nuclear submarine has achieved impressive record. According to reports, during the first deployment of Hawaii number process, has supported “the Joint Interagency Task Force South” (responsible for the implementation of anti-drug missions in South America, the American Task Force) actions against drugs, and have outstanding performance, as the United States military history, the collective achievements of the second vessel to obtain the Coast Guard Commendation Navy submarines.
“Hawaii” nuclear submarine in the United States to its “focus naval power shifted to the Pacific Plan,” part: 60 percent of the U.S. intend to attack submarines deployed to the Pacific, and the remaining 40% of the deployment in the Atlantic. End of the year, the U.S. Navy’s 53 attack submarines will be quick to have 31 as the home port of the Pacific, 22 in the Atlantic homeport.
although the U.S. Navy said the Pacific region to strengthen military, to deal with may have received quiet diesel-electric submarines of North Korea and Iran and other countries to prevent the key transportation hub in the Pacific and the sea route near the cruise up to 180 foreign submarines. But military observers believe that its real intention is for the Chinese. The rapid development of China’s submarine strength has been so worried about the U.S. military, and eager to get the PLA submarine combat performance parameters. With a strong coastal surveillance capabilities and operational capacity “Hawaii No.” transferred to the Pacific, it was very likely will take up the People’s Liberation Army military reconnaissance operations, especially in submarine operations task. (Compiled: Spring)