Los Angeles Flight III Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 6 August 1988 Total Production: 23 Unitary Cost: USD$900 million Also Known As:SSN 688I and SSN 751 USS San Juan Origin:United States of America Corporations: General Dynamics and Northrop Grumman
Description: The SSN 688 Los Angeles-class attack submarines were designed to provide escort for carrier strike groups and hunter-killer capability against soviet ballistic submarines. The end of the Cold War has involved the nuclear attack submarines to counter Third World countries non-nuclear submarines that eventually could threaten sea line of communications. In addition to the attack and escort role, the Los Angeles-class submarines can assume intelligence collection, special operations forces delivery, and land-attack missions.
The Improved Los Angeles-class submarines, starting with SSN 751, are quieter, incorporate a new sonar combat suite, and their diving planes have moved from the sail to the bow. The sail in these submarines has been strengthened for breaking through ice. Improved Los Angeles-class submarines are specially suitable for under-ice operation. The US Navy commissioned 23 boats between 1988 and 1996.
Los Angeles Flight III Specifications
Torpedo Tubes: 4 Dimensions Beam: 10.1 meter (33.0 foot)
Length: 110 meter (360 foot) Performance Max Operating Depth: 450 meter Power Power: 35,000 shp (26.1 MW) Speed Top Speed Submerged: 30 knot (15.4 mps) Time Service Life: 30 year Weight Displacement Submerged: 7,150 ton
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Los Angeles Flight III News
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