Astute nuclear submarine the British media disclosure of the underwater life of 25 years can not go up
data for: the British Navy Astute nuclear submarine sea trial
newspaper freelance writer Yang Xiaowen
Royal Navy nuclear attack submarine “smart”, the ongoing comprehensive sea trials. Because of its advanced technology, the boat by the British media as “a milestone in the shipbuilding industry.” During the sea trial, the British “Daily Mail” reporter into the submarine, where he saw his advanced performance.
can not go up for 25 years
“Daily Mail” 22 reported that the “smart” with superior stealth capabilities, completely changed periscope and sonar systems used, called a “floating National Communication Administration (GCHQ)”. The only shortcoming is probably the ￡ 1.2 billion of the price, the general state can not afford. If the submarine need not supply, “smart” in its 25 year lifetime and never go up. Because of its nuclear reactors do not need to re-fuel, and can make use of the surrounding sea water to generate oxygen and drinking water.
“Daily Mail” that the “smart” is worthy of the great achievements of British pride. “Smart” is the best performance of the British Navy stealth submarines, equipped with most advanced sonar system 2076. With this system, the boat from the English Channel left the New York Harbor to detect the “Queen Elizabeth” was cruise ship. Boats equipped with 38 kinds of weaponry, including advanced “Swordfish” heavy torpedoes and “Tomahawk” cruise missiles. “Tomahawk” cruise missiles of a range of 1,000 nautical miles, enough to cover 96 percent of the densely populated areas on earth. British Royal Navy submarine operations department, Major General Mark Anderson said: “submarine is awesome advanced weapons, we can without anybody knowing, to a day, 500 miles (800 kilometers) to reach the speed of the designated area mission. “
” Astute “class submarine track submarines and warships, but also a secret hidden in the vicinity of coastal surveillance and intelligence gathering. The submarine’s periscope no longer use obsolete, replaced by digital optical antenna, which can capture the full picture of the water, resulting in infrared and thermal imaging signals, these signals will be sent to the fleet’s other ships. The other antenna’s ability to detect equally powerful, can clearly listen to the sound of the shore of the phone conversation.
“smart” is the British Royal Navy “smart” class nuclear submarine of the first one being near the coast of Scotland for sea trials. After a shallow water after the test, “smart” deep-water test will be the deepest 300 meters. Two other “smart” class submarine – “Ambush” and “alert” was also Cumberland County 巴罗因弗内斯 shipyard. As planned, the British Royal Navy will build seven “smart” class nuclear submarines.
advanced submarines by the “module” form
“Astute” class submarine of the “nerve center” – the command deck module (22 meters long and weighs 178 t) inside the silence, the module is being slowly advancing to the submarine boat body, like a huge underground tunnel to the trunk a little bit of moving the same. “Daily Mail” reporter behind the torpedo tubes, 98 in the control room and crew rest for the living compartment; correspondent in front of the channel, which stood a pressurized water reactor. “Smart” captain Andy Coles said: “It (the reactor) not much more than trash.” Channel space is small, on both sides of the body only a few millimeters away from the wall, the situation is the same head, which requires extremely precision operations and staff work closely with each other.
traditional method of assembly of submarines is carried in the cabin, the first outside the assembly and testing electronic equipment, then transported into the open cabin, in which re-assembly. However, “smart” class nuclear submarine in the assembly process of the adoption of new technologies: the first built several large modules, then by flatbed trailer to be transported from the plant to several hundred meters along the road outside the assembly building, these modules assembled.
from the “smart” cabin height looked, “alert” submarine looks like a beached whale, the body attached by a wire, pipe and cable constitutes a “life-support system “Only the gray” pug nose “toward the grid in front of the scaffolding. In this “giant” in front of the workers wearing helmets seem so small, they are from this “whale” climbed to the top of the wooden ladder inside. “Alert” was the sister ship “ambush” was in the shop the other side looks more like a “finished”, 40 000 black rubber tiles covering its body, the tower has been installed in place, while the open The torpedo tubes makes people feel “murderous pressing.”
“alert” and “ambush” was the captain are 97 meters, from the outside enormous, but there is another round into the feeling. The cabin is very crowded, although the conditions is already higher than the submarine has greatly improved. Of course, the captain still has its own private space, and each has its own crew is also the first time ever the shop. Previously, the submarine officer in turn can only rest on the premises. Also for the ordinary soldiers on the submarine is equipped with a plasma TV and a fully equipped kitchen, do people feel very spacious, there are five chefs in shifts 24 hours a day for the soldiers in service. However, the cabin of the submarine is still only 1.95 m clear height, for those not accustomed to this environment, people, everywhere they have a closed, repressed feeling.