The development of the submarine fleet of Russia and China put the US military faced the need to create the perfect tool to combat submarines, and now he is almost ready, says the American analytical publication National Interest. We are talking about the ship called “Sea hunter” that can track a quiet diesel-electric submarines.
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About the new “perfect weapon” described in the article entitled “The Navy May Have the Perfect Weapon to Kill Russian and Chinese Submarines”. The ship “Sea hunter” – the world’s largest unmanned spacecraft that will perform tasks for several months almost or completely offline.
Vessel length of 40 meters will be capable of speeds up to 27 knots (50 km/h). His service will cost ten times less than in the case of conventional fleet destroyers.
Work on “Sea hunter” in 2010, leads the Office of advanced research projects of defense (DARPA). The article States that on 30 January the Board presented the development of the U.S. Navy. The first “Sea hunter” is expected to be adopted in 2018.
The development comes against the backdrop of replenishment of the submarine fleet of China, which, as suggested in the U.S. by 2030 will number 50, and 75 diesel-electric submarines. The material noted “the many successes of Russia” in this direction.
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