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JIMMY CARTER will also be special-warfare-capable as well as Arctic-capable, and will be able to dive to in excess of 800 feet, and will carry, among other weapons, a varying mix of Mark-48 anti-submarine torpedoes, Harpoon surface-to-surface missiles, Tomahawk anti-ship and land-attack missiles, and mines. It sports an eight-tube, double deck torpedo room to simultaneously engage multiple threats. With twice as many torpedo tubes and a 30% increase in weapons magazine size over the LOS ANGELES-class submarines, JIMMY CARTER will be capable of establishing and maintaining battlespace dominance. Among the broad spectrum of missions likely to be assigned to JIMMY CARTER, according to the Navy, are anti-submarine and anti-surface ship warfare, surveillance and intelligence collection, mine warfare, special warfare, and covert cruise missile attacks (such as those launched against Iraq during the Gulf War). But, as the last and most advanced ship of the SEAWOLF-class, JIMMY CARTER has also been chosen to serve as a test bed for studying the evolution of submarine missions in the 21st century. JIMMY CARTER will support classified research, development, test, and evaluation (RDT&E) efforts for naval special warfare missions, tactical undersea surveillance, and undersea warfare concepts.
As the most advanced submarine in the SEAWOLF - class, the JIMMY CARTER has built-in flexibility and an array of new warfighting features that enable her to prevail in any scenario and against any threat – from beneath Artic ice to shallow water.
They are not even developing their tech in the right direction I bet to even catch up to the novel toys our subs are packed with
The Scorpion went down and it's an open secret the Soviets sunk her, you sound like a child whoreads/listens to the "fantastic tales of U.S propaganda, the double hulled Subs are SSBN's not SSN's that are also HUNTER/KILLER subs, and just as you say, "don't give out your secrets" I'm more than sure there is a reason why after the coldwar Russia doesn't talk about how many U.S. subs they've tracked.
Originally posted by BASSPLYR
Super cavitating torpedoes are old news and unlike russia if we had them we wouldn't be telling anybody. It's not that complex a design. We don't need a defense against it if they don't have a clue where our boats are. and it's very very ...very very very easy for a US sub to give the soviets false contacts to fire at. very easy. It's one of the tricks we have. The real question is how are they going to use super cavitating torpedoes when they can't even see the US sub?
The soviets designed their boats to be able to take the first hit from a torpedo and then to counter attack the US hunter killer and hope to sink the US boat. wanna make a bet we have torpedos way more dangerous than MK 48 that would take out a soviet sub in one shot. All this time building these leviathans that would still fail in a confrontation.
Other navy's literally haven't got a clue. They are busy still building crossbows thinking that that is still the pinnacle of weaponry when the US is already on a whole other level.
Hey america doesn't build everything right. Our firearms suck, we have a lot of weapon systems that other countries make better. but not submarines.
The U.S. is NOT "just now" they've been talking about this scince the 80's how old are you kid?, anyways I've always believed it was exageration anyways.
Originally posted by oxillini
reply to post by Lambo Rider
The US is just now talking about Soviet subs they were able to track in the 60's. Neither Russia, nor the US, nor any capable Navy with a submarine force will ever really talk about their tracking capabilities and successes. If you read anywhere about a relatively recent tracking encounter, it's pretty safe to assume that it's either disinformation or authored by someone who doesn't really know what they're talking about.
By no means am I implying here that what goes on in the submarines of the world is as exotic as some may think. There are no flux capacitors or antimatter in these vessels, just some of the finest engineering, materials and construction put into naval vessels. Protecting that investment to maintain an edge in stealth is what all the secrecy is about.