Emergence of a new U.S. missile ship sea trials failed to problems such as gun
latest U.S. DDG108″ Wayne Meyer “missile destroyer
According to the French Aerospace Defense News June 30, 2009 reported that when the new U.S. Navy destroyer,” Wayne Meyer “in the return of its construction in the Kennebec River plant, the broom is not rising, and rising test all systems broom is a sign of success. “Wayne Meyer” was completed a four-day sea trial, although it did a good job, eventually, like other U.S. Navy “Arleigh Burke” class destroyers, as by accepting, but 442 sailors and other personnel are aware , the sea trials failed. Because sea trials when many problems: the missile did not launch successfully, guns, after five test fails, combat system test software problems have emerged, another pipeline leak occurred in a compartment and cause some flooding.
failed to ship the majority of the results of the surprise.
Bath Iron Works and Northrop Grumman built “Arleigh Burke” class destroyers for over 20 years of history, a few years ago, the Navy will receive the shipyard and the Navy sea trials sea trials combined, if the successful sea trial, the Navy will receive the ship. The combined “super trial” by the builder under the supervision of the Navy.
Bath Iron recent times “super sea trial” was a series of high-grade assessment, the destroyer of the four-day sea trial high hopes. The first day of sea trials of the destroyer performed well, with 50% power to run two hours, speed stabilized at 26. Night, focusing on the main gear box test.
Bath Iron Works engineers to test the reduction gear before the gear brush on a coating, divided blue and red and white, when the running gear, carefully check the wear. A “gear box looks perfect,” said the engineer of the ship gearbox affirmed. Of course, the most critical inspection gear by GE engineers, and that in line with the next gear box full power speed test requirements.
in speed and maneuverability test before testing for the weapon system. First 20 mm “Phalanx” short-range defense system successfully tested; 5-inch guns, but the next test was not successful, after the first one shot, an engineer, said breech does not shut down, and then adjust the delay After several hours, has conducted four rounds of shooting. Engineers said the gun down does not work, the cancellation of the rest of the firing test.
fired two SM-2 ship-air missile test failed because of technical failure. First, because targets can not be launched to target the next day to launch, the missile system itself is a failure: can not correctly identify each of the missile silos; next afternoon, another attempt to launch tests, but the computer can not be given emission weapons, signals, and other co-workers to adjust the calculation, the target has been flying near the ship, and other targets flying again, the transmitted signal is not issued. As the ship is not a comprehensive set of diagnostic tools, disappointed not to try the technical staff fired missiles.
Subsequently, 3 occurred in the generator room pipe flange leak, causing water took to the deck, it was just a joke that this compartment of the drainage system inspection opportunity. Before this year, the “Stella Paxton,” the destroyer is also the emergence of this problem. “Arleigh Burke” class ship construction project manager, said this is not a problem, but the design problems.
Despite these problems, but the ship’s speed and mobility tests quite well. Despite the fog, but the ship speed over 32 knots, while the left full rudder and full right rudder when the heel of 12 degrees. After the ship had a “rapid retreat” motor test, which move forward at full power when sailing at full speed, the use of reversible-pitch propeller to achieve deceleration after acceleration. In calm seas, this destroyer of 14 knots sailing back half an hour, without any problems.
although there are some problems, most people still consider the ship a good performance of the ship, they believe that the ship left the shipyard again when the weapon system test and other tests are completed successfully. The ship plans October 10, 2009 in Philadelphia service. (China Shipping Information Center Ren Yueqin)