US MILITARY TECHNOLOGY – The Los Angeles–class nucIear-attack submarines were the most successful American submarines of the Cold-Battle. The United States built sixty-two Los Angeles–class subs, more than any class except for the Gato class of World-War II. Fast, powerful and heavily armed, the submarines are slowly being replaced by Virginia-class attack boats.
The Los Angeles–class submarines, also known as the 688 class, were first designed in the early 1970s. The first ship, Los Angeles (SSN-688), was laid down in 1976. The submarines were produced at a ColdWar pace, with production averaging three to five submarines annually, significantly higher than the current pace of two Virginia-class submarines produced annually. The Navy sustained this rate of production until 1992. Over the twenty years the class was produced, various systems, including propulsion, bow and towed sonar, and even hull material were upgraded to reflect the latest technology.
Submarine Torpedo Attack Training (plus a separate UGM-84 Harpoon missile launched during the same “RIMPAC” training exercise to Sink Ship).
This remarkable video contains two pieces of footage from same “RIMPAC” event—taken from inside a United States Navy Los Angeles-class fast attack sub, and from the air—details the preparation, loading, and launch of an anti-ship missile, and also shows a conventional torpedo striking the training target/decommissioned navy vessel.
Official release: PACIFIC OCEAN (July 12, 2018) Sailors assigned to Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Olympia (SSN 717) prepare to launch a UGM-84 Harpoon missile during the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) training exercise to sink the decommissioned ex-USS Racine (LST-1191) July 12 off the coast of Hawaii. Twenty-five nations, 46 ships, five submarines, about 200 aircraft, and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 27 – Aug. 2 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. The world’s largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity while fostering and sustaining cooperative relationships among participants critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security of the world’s oceans. RIMPAC 2018 is the 26th exercise in the series that began in 1971.
Credit: Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Lee, USN.
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नौसेना के जवानों के लिए पनडुब्बी के अंदर नियमित जीवन कैसा होता है? भारतीय नौसेना की पनडुब्बी आईएनएस सिंधुककीर्ति पर हरमन का अनुभव देखें।
Life of a submariner is not so easy. When they are underwater, submariners follow a precise and timebound routine. They sleep in batches for 4 hours in cabins which are even more compact than the train cabins. Every submariner has to finish their daily routine within few minutes and get ready for duty.
Harman is amazed to know how submarines track the movement of any ships in the vicinity with the help of SONAR. Listening to sound waves is an important routine for submariners. On board the navy submarine INS Sindhukirti, Harman also takes part in firefighting drill for emergency situations.
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