Russia Next Generation Attack Submarine will use Titanium (US)

The submarine’s noise absorbing rubberized coating will be replaced with a multiple layer of composite materials. Made from those will be hulk coatings, nose and aft rudders, stabilizers, superstructure enclosure, propellers, and shaft lines. The use of titanium alloys is also very likely, testifying to which is the possible diving depth of the submarine (up to 1 km) and its service life.

On May 22, 2018, Aleksey Rakhmanov, the head of the USC, said in an interview to Izvestia about completion of the conceptual stage in designing the fifth-generation submarine. For obvious reasons the military does not reveal details, but by now sufficient information is already available for defining the boat’s general concept. First off, it will be built based on the modular system. The Russian Navy will get a basic underwater platform with a nuclear reactor and a propulsive system, defense equipment and command post. Provisions are made in the central part of the boat for placing various modules.  Depending on filling with them, the boat can be converted to a strategic missile or multi-role attack submarine. The modules’ main armament will be Tsirkon hypersonic anti-ship cruise missile and a new intercontinental ballistic missile. The supporting weapon systems will be Kalibr and Oniks missile systems plus various mine and torpedo armament. Such modularity will enable Russia to pass on to a single type of a nuclear submarine and significantly economize by reducing the number of combat modules and personnel strength.

Given that not all submarines are simultaneously in service, the number of modules and crews to operate them can be less than the number of boats. For example, there are eight submarines for which, however, six module packages and six crews will suffice. Obviously, at all times one or two boats are under repair or used for combat training not involving combat modules.

The reduction of crew numbers will save a great deal of wage fund of submariners, one of the highest paid categories of servicemen.

The submarines Husky will get new torpedo tubes that will use water for launching munitions, while torpedoes themselves and other types of weapons can be launched from a depth of up to 1 km. The submarine will use a wide variety of underwater unmanned autonomous vehicles as well unmanned flying vehicles. The submarine’s noise absorbing rubberized coating will be replaced with a multiple layer of composite materials. Made from those will be hulk coatings, nose and aft rudders, stabilizers, superstructure enclosure, propellers, and shaft lines. The use of titanium alloys is also very likely, testifying to which is the possible diving depth of the submarine (up to 1 km) and its service life.

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