The newest nuclear submarine of the United States received fantastic technology
Checking accounts chamber of the USA has shown that the latest American submarine class Columbia do not meet the claimed Pentagon level of technological readiness. The report of the auditors drew the attention of The National Interest.
The test showed that the required additional development and testing to demonstrate the maturity of several technology solutions that are used in the submarines of class Columbia. These innovations, the report notes, are crucial to the performance of the vehicle, and relates in particular to integrated energy systems, nuclear reactor, missile compartment, and engine with a permanent magnet.
The chamber concludes that at the moment it is unknown whether these systems the regular work because for many of these devices did not create and is not tested the prototypes, and a number of the claimed functions generally has only a theoretical study, not experimental.
The Agency accuses the United States Navy in the distortion of the facts relating to the technological capabilities of the submarines of class Columbia that could eventually cause problems with new submarines and delay their production. It is noted that the Navy is not required to provide a report on the development of submarines of class Columbia until 2020, although at the beginning of the construction of submarines by this time has been already spent 8.7 billion dollars.