US Army can not afford shells for the destroyer USS Zumwalt
US Army can not afford shells for the destroyer USS Zumwalt

US Army can not afford shells for the destroyer USS Zumwalt

Армии США не по карману снаряды для эсминца USS Zumwalt (8 фото) USS Zumwalt is the largest and most expensive destroyer in the history of this class of ships. The missile carrier, which received the loud epithets “ship of the future” and “tomorrow of the American Navy” in the local press, was made with the maximum involvement of modern technology and camouflage “stealth”, integrated electronic weapons, as well as vertical launchers, including two guns for LRLAP (Long Range Land-Attack Projectile), capable of hitting a target with unprecedented accuracy from a distance of 130 km. Moreover, Zumwalt is capable of delivering up to ten volleys per minute, only will the US leadership allow a deadly fire from a gun when the cost of one unit of ammunition is $ 800,000? Армии США не по карману снаряды для эсминца USS Zumwalt (8 фото) Армии США не по карману снаряды для эсминца USS Zumwalt (8 фото) The US military admitted that the too high cost of the shells would not allow them to easily use high-tech destroyer guns. Such a high price tag for ammunition is explained by the fact that it was originally planned to build 32 ships of the Zumwalt type, but the project was an overly expensive undertaking, because of which the Pentagon was able to “knock out” only three vessels. As a result, the purchase of “thousands and thousands” of LRLAP developed by Lockheed Martin remained only in plans, and the cost of one shot increased from the estimated $ 50 thousand to unrealistic $ 800 thousand. This turn of events put the fleet management in a difficult position. Alternatively, the LRLAP installation can be replaced by an alternative model from BAE Systems – their guided projectile with GPS-guidance will cost $ 68 thousand, but the range will be 37 kilometers. Армии США не по карману снаряды для эсминца USS Zumwalt (8 фото) Армии США не по карману снаряды для эсминца USS Zumwalt (8 фото) Армии США не по карману снаряды для эсминца USS Zumwalt (8 фото) Армии США не по карману снаряды для эсминца USS Zumwalt (8 фото) Армии США не по карману снаряды для эсминца USS Zumwalt (8 фото)

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