Navy-Block V submarine is in the deal that brings in a new attack in the ops and strategies

The Virginia-class, nuclear-powered, fast attack submarine, USS North Dakota (SSN 784), the Thames, the River draws into its home port at Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, Conn. file photo.
(U.s. Navy photo by Cmdr. Jason M. Geddes)

To bring massive amounts of firepower closer to the enemy targets, the carrying out of clandestine “intel” missions into high-threat waters, as well as the launch of a submarine attack, and surveillance drones have all of the missions for the Navy, new to the Block V Virginia-class attack submarines.

The boats, nine of which are now surging ahead to a new development deal between the Navy and General Dynamics Electric Boat, of his reform, submarine, attack strategies, and concepts of operations — as a rival to make profits in a challenging U.S. sea supremacy. Eight of the new 22-billion-Block, V the deal is being developed with a new 80-foot arms and the sections in the boat, causing the craft to increase the attack of missile capability from 12 to 40 on-board and Tomahawks.

“The block V Virginias, and the Virginia Payload Module, a generation jump in the submarine and the power of the Navy, Program Executive Officer for Submarines, Rear Adm. David Goggins, said in a Navy report. “This change in the design of the fleet to retain our nation’s undersea dominance.”

The Navy’s report also said that in Virginia, for the Block V submarines, … will take to the acoustic superiority of any changes in the design.”

“The block features a number of peripheral devices that we are developing, which will have to be added to the USS South Dakota,” Capt. Christopher Hanson, Program Manager, Virginia Class Submarines, it said in April 2019 at the latest, at the Navy League’s Sea-Air-Space Symposium.


While a lot of the technical details about the upcoming attack, the submarines are, of course, will not be available for reasons of safety, a range of new innovations, according to Hanson last year, and build cutting-edge systems are now being deployed in the most advanced attack submarine ever to have to deploy the USS South Dakota.

South Dakota, which is now operational, it began life as a prototype test-bed platform for the development of new technologies. What all of this is the USS South Dakota, the innovations amount to that, said Hanson, and they have been informed of the current technology with respect to Block V, as well as early conceptual discussions of a new Block VI of the submarine to get to the start in a bid for the 2024 games. Even though a lot of the details are not available, in general, and the USS South Dakota and has been designed with the additional engine-based calm technologies, and advanced antennas for the pilot study and the less visible the external “coating” in front of the sub, the Navy, the developers explain.

Looking to the long-term trajectory of the Virginia-class development, so that each Block has included a number of high-impact new technologies are not yet present, and when the last boats were being built. For example, in contrast to the Blocks I, II and iii, the Virginia-class Block III boats, significantly increasing the firepower with the introduction of the so-called Virginia Payload Tubes, adding of the new missile tubes, able to fire 6 Tomahawks each. Block III also includes a new Large Aperture Bow, “horseshoe-shaped” sonar system, which is transitioning from an “air-back” however, the sonar is a “water-to-back array to make it easier to maintain, according to a 2014 report on “NavSource Online.

In the LAB, echo sounder, which makes for a more accurate and longer range than its predecessor, but also the progression of the curve, in that it is introduced as a passive and “active” sonar system. The passive systems have been used to being the score to “listen” to the acoustic ping is to identify the enemy’s movements. This can help to hide a submarine from a position of not transmitting a signal), but the lack of specificity of the ‘active’ sonar system, which enables an audible “ping” to the front. The submarine, the technology, analyze the control signal, to provide a “pay off” of an enemy object, and the contours of the velocity and the distance between them. In principle, the sonar works similar to radar, except it transmits acoustic signals instead of electronic ones.

What’s interesting is that this is a conceptual framework that will be extended to Blocks of V, which is focused on engineering the “upgrade” platforms, it was expected to be in the early days of the Virginia-class program, with more than 15 years ago. In a 2005 Naval War College Review, essay quotes, Virginia-class submarine as a platform, with the advantage of a modular or open architecture approach. Since its inception, the Virginia-class was built with a mind to prepare it for future upgrades, as is clear from the essay.


As a sample, to which reference is made in this essay, it is a modernization effort called the Acoustic Rapid COTS Insertion (ARCI) program, which, among other things, is pushed in the direction of work for the Virginia class, the SSGN (a large Ohio-class submarines are configured as a guided missile submarine) and the subsequent grades, and the essay states as well. The success of the ARCI program has been continued for more than a decade, ever since the very beginning, the success of the program has been cited 2015 DOT&E report. The DOT&E report recommended that the programme starts, in order to emphasize the countermine mission, due to his track record of successful results.

From a technical and engineering perspective, modularity means building a boat, the software and hardware foundation to be able to customize it as needed. For example, while attack submarines are currently in, fire torpedoes and Tomahawks, it is entirely feasible, if not likely, that a new submarine-launched weapons will be in existence 10 years from now.

The Naval War College Review, essay, interesting, and aligned with the Navy’s strategic effort has to be emphasized by Hanson last year) about the need for a structural engineer for future technologies to allow easy integration of new systems. In the essay, describing it as “yet-unenvisioned of the equipment will be installed to protect from unknown threats, a claim that is at the core of the switching characteristics of such a car must never be called into question.” (Taken from ‘ The Submarine as a Case Study in Transformation Implications for Future Investment James H. Patton, Jr., 2005)

Another area of innovation that will inform the Block V contains a Block, III, “Fly-by-Wire’ controls for the navigation, instead of the use of the power-operated hydraulic controls, Fly-by-Wire system allows the use of a joystick, a digital moving maps and a few changes of computer automation in order to navigate the boat. This means that the computer systems could control the depth and speed of the submarine, while a human remains in a command and control role.

With this technology, and with the help of a software upgrade, and the fast-growing COMPUTER-applications, the expansion of the mission envelope for the attack, the submarines, due to the strong growth of their ISR potential. With real-time analytics and instant ability to take advantage of the organization of huge databases of information to and from the sensor input, computer algorithms can now be run as a set of procedural functions have traditionally been performed by humans. This is an increase of the speed, the agility, and an attack submarine with the ability to quickly change course, change speed, or change the depth of positioning in the face of attack.


The technical elements of the submarine command and control, and, quite naturally, been designed with a mind to an expected increase in the use of underwater drones. The Navy is now in the pursuit of building a fleet of UUVs in order to destroy the mines, and the conduct of lower-level risks to the forward controls, the delivery of the goods, or to fire weapons in a “human-in-the-loop.” Captain Pete Little, the Program Manager for Unmanned Maritime Systems, is aimed at this phenomenon, on the Sea, Air and Space, and in April of 2019. He said that the ministry is now in the development Package XLUUV – Extra-Large Unmanned Undersea Vehicle that is configured to fire the torpedoes. (The Orca program has progressed significantly since last year in April)

The newer Virginia-class attack boats are well adapted to the optimization of a Special Operations Mission. The elements of the Block iii, ” s “, Lock-Out, the Trunk was a built-in, or extended to the Block V, the Lock-Out, Trunk has introduced a new, specialized area that can fill with water before leaving, so that the SPACE forces to quickly and quietly exit the submarine, while the rest is submerged.

With an improved WASH-out and surveillance capacity, the Navy is, of course, with the expansion of its attack submarine, the strategy is to continue to emphasize improved “spy” as an intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance missions to check out the tank from the shallow waters in the vicinity of the enemy coast, scanning for the enemy’s submarines, ships and shore threats.

An improved underwater navigation and detection technology, using a new sonar system, increase computer automation, artificial intelligence, artificial intelligence, enable a lot quieter, faster, the movements in the coastal waters where the enemy’s mines, small boats, and other threats to assets can often handle.

As a poet, or coast of a sea advantage, of the Navy strategy documents will be explained to you, you can increase the “on-shore” assault, mission and potential, along with the IS-competent, anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare operations.

“In essence, a “lone wolf,” a decade ago, the submarine is now almost universally accepted as an important node in the network-centric warfare, the leader of “undersea dominance,” and that is one of the essential elements of Sea Power 21 (as previously stated, the attack on the Navy’s vision is to be the focus of the information dominance,” the 2005 Naval War College Review, essay writing.


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