Re: [gctechspace] British Submarine Launch: HMS Ambush

From: Ing. Walter H.
Sent on: Wednesday, October 17, 2012 10:42 AM
Ehhm,

Spear, sling shot, bow & arrow was invented for hunt & war
The spoked wheel was invented only for war
3000 years later, from the Sphinx & the Pyramids over the Buddhas of Bamiyan, to Burj Khalifa and the Spring Temple Buddha
. . . . same old , same old . . .
ships and aeroplanes built of metal, axial turbines . . . . (WW II) (the cost of WW II would have provided every 4 person household on the planet with a stand alone house)

finding innovation that hasn't thrived in war time is a hard thing to do.

actually the highest levels of R&D with tangible outcomes are during war times.

The problem is human nature, . . .
Productive? Yes, when kicked in the butt.
I'm trying to face that problem every morning when looking in the mirror and I can't claim that I'm overwhelmingly successful ;)

. . . all the best,
Walter


On[masked]:13, Vivian Crompton wrote:

Interesting to note the defence budget is about the same size as the national debt.

If we dodn't have to spend so much money on blowing stuff up and potentially being able to blow stuff up, it'd go a long way to digging the world out of the financial slump it's been in for the last few years.

Building all these toys is the equivalent of just digging holes and filling them in again, economically. It does keep some people employed, but it produces almost nothing useful, and nothing that helps with future growth.


From: Juraj <[address removed]>
To: [address removed]
Sent: Tuesday, 16 October[masked]:04 PM
Subject: Re: [gctechspace] British Submarine Launch: HMS Ambush

I am waiting for days, when such amount of money, effort and all, would be spent to protect humanity rather then to be used in another excuse war. It can be a very dangerous toy in hands of bullies! I thought that the measuring dicks attitude should have died at the end of the cold war! Or are the same pricks steering the international  warfare games?
Who does really the TOY serves?
Cheers!
J.

On Mon, Oct 15, 2012 at 12:19 PM, Steve Dalton <[address removed]> wrote:
That's insane.... kind of the Airbus 380 of submarines.

I'm not a big fan of war machines these days, but I have to admit I can't resists  a good submarine. When I was a kid I always wanted to be a submarine captain!

Steve



On Mon, Oct 15, 2012 at 3:05 PM, Lucas Brandt <[address removed]> wrote:


 
 
  • Carries dozens of cruise missiles capable of hitting targets 1,200 miles away
  • Her sonar can detect vessels moving on the other side of the ocean
  • Powerful nuclear reactor allows her to cruise non-stop for 25 years
  • HMS Ambush is so hi-tech the giant submarine doesn't even need a periscope
By Sam Adams
PUBLISHED: 08:59 GMT, 14 September 2012 | UPDATED: 12:59 GMT, 14 September 201
She cost around £1billion to build, has sonar so sensitive it can hear other vessels 3,000 miles away and carries a giant payload of 38 deadly Tomahawk cruise missiles..
HMS Ambush, the Royal Navy's newest nuclear attack submarine, is one of the most sophisticated and powerful vessels of her type ever built.
The giant Astute-class sub, which was launched today, is so hi-tech she doesn't even need a periscope.
Description:
                                                          Awesome: HMS
                                                          Ambush, which
                                                          was built by
                                                          BAE Systems,
                                                          is believed to
                                                          be the world's
                                                          most powerful
                                                          nuclear attack
                                                          submarine. Her
                                                          huge weapons
                                                          payload
                                                          includes
                                                          super-accurate
                                                          Tomahawk
                                                          cruise
                                                          missiles and
                                                          Spearfish
                                                          torpedoes for
                                                          fighting other
                                                          vessels
Awesome: HMS Ambush, which was built by BAE Systems, is believed to be the world's most powerful nuclear attack submarine. Her huge weapons payload includes super-accurate Tomahawk cruise missiles and Spearfish torpedoes for fighting other vessels
Description:
                                                          Success: The
                                                          super hi-tech
                                                          vessel has
                                                          undergone
                                                          rigorous
                                                          testing ahead
                                                          of today's
                                                          launch.
                                                          Despite her
                                                          size the sub's
                                                          103 crew will
                                                          be tightly
                                                          packed, with
                                                          some sleeping
                                                          up to eight to
                                                          a room in bunk
                                                          beds
Success: The super hi-tech vessel has undergone rigorous testing ahead of today's launch. Despite her size the sub's 103 crew will be tightly packed, with some sleeping up to eight to a room in bunk beds
Super sophisticated: A cross-section of the sub shows the complexity of her design and the need to fit as much technology in as possible
Description:
                                                          HMS Ambush
                                                          graphic
Her crew instead using a digital camera system to see above the surface when she is submerged.
Built by BAE Systems, she has enough nuclear fuel to carry on cruising for up to 25 years non-stop - giving her huge tactical flexibility.
Her nuclear reactor is so powerful her range is only really limited by the need for maintenance and resupply.
Astute-class submarines are the largest, most advanced and most powerful in the history of the Navy, boasting world-class design, weaponry and versatility.
HMS Ambush can travel over 500 miles in a day, allowing them to be deployed anywhere in the world within two weeks.
The vessel is also one of the quietest sea-going vessels built, capable of sneaking along an enemy coastline to drop off special forces or tracking a boat for weeks.
Description:
                                                          Detailed: HMS
                                                          Ambush was
                                                          fitted out
                                                          with her
                                                          sophisticated
                                                          technology at
                                                          Devonshire
                                                          dock hall in
                                                          Barrow-in-Furness
                                                          Cumbria. She
                                                          contains some
                                                          of the most
                                                          hi-tech
                                                          weapons and
                                                          sonar systems
                                                          ever created
Detailed: HMS Ambush was fitted out with her sophisticated technology at Devonshire dock hall in Barrow-in-Furness Cumbria. She contains some of the most hi-tech weapons and sonar systems ever created
Description:
                                                          HMS Ambush:
                                                          Her powerful
                                                          nuclear
                                                          reactor allows
                                                          her to travel
                                                          around the
                                                          world without
                                                          stopping. She
                                                          can cruise for
                                                          up to 500
                                                          miles in a
                                                          day
HMS Ambush: Her powerful nuclear reactor allows her to travel around the world without stopping. She can cruise for up to 500 miles in a day
Foreign forces will find it almost impossible to sneak up undetected by her incredibly powerful sonar equipment that can hear halfway around the world.
Her Tomahawk missiles are capable of hitting targets up to 1,200 miles away - making her a vital weapon for Britain's armed forces.
The sub's commander Peter Green, 47, said the vessel's capabilities are 'unparalleled.'
'This sub is a huge step forward in underwater operations,' he told the Daily Mirror.
'Her listening ability is quite awesome. She has a sonar system with the processing power of 2,000 laptop computers.
Description:
                                                          Inside: The
                                                          weapons room
                                                          of the
                                                          £1billion sub.
                                                          Many details
                                                          of her weapons
                                                          system remain
                                                          top secret
Inside: The weapons room of the £1billion sub. Many details of her weapons system remain top secret
Description:
                                                          Feeding the
                                                          crew: The
                                                          submarine's
                                                          kitchen will
                                                          be staffed by
                                                          five chefs
                                                          providing food
                                                          24-hours a day
                                                          for her
                                                          officers and
                                                          crew
Feeding the crew: The submarine's kitchen will be staffed by five chefs providing food 24-hours a day for her officers and crew
Description:
                                                          Technology:
                                                          Leading
                                                          engineering
                                                          technician
                                                          Andrew Gee
                                                          tests out the
                                                          sub's steering
                                                          system in the
                                                          control room
Technology: Leading engineering technician Andrew Gee tests out the sub's steering system in the control room
'It is possible this class of submarine is the most advanced in the world.'
Another Astute Class sub is currently undergoing sea trials – and could be operational within a year.
Many details of HMS Ambush's weapons systems cannot be revealed for security reasons.
Most of her 103-strong crew live in bunk-beds measuring two metres by one metre, with up to 18 submariners sharing one room.
After today's launch HMS Ambush will begin sea trials before eventually beginning operations.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



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