What does SSG stand for in submarines?

What does SSG stand for in submarines?

Guided Missile Submarine
Guided Missile Submarine, Diesel-Electric (SSG)

How deep can a Collins class submarine dive?

Each boat displaces 3,100 tonnes (3,100 long tons) when surfaced, and 3,407 tonnes (3,353 long tons) when submerged. The depth that the submarines can dive to is classified: most sources claim that the diving depth is in excess of 180 metres (590 ft), although some give the maximum depth as over 300 metres (980 ft).

How many Tomahawks can a submarine carry?

154 Tomahawk
Each SSBN submarine is armed with up to 24 Trident II submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBM). Each SSGN is capable of carrying 154 Tomahawk cruise missiles, plus a complement of Harpoon missiles to be fired through their torpedo tubes.

How many Trafalgar class submarines are there?

Our four Trafalgar-class attack submarines were designed as Cold War warriors but have been adapted to the demands of the 21st century. Fitted with world-beating sonar, essentially their ears, the system is so sensitive they can hear vessels over 50 miles away.

When was the first Collins class submarine built?

Collins -class submarine. The submarines, enlarged versions of Swedish shipbuilder Kockums ‘ Västergötland class and originally referred to as the Type 471, were constructed between 1990 and 2003 in South Australia by the Australian Submarine Corporation (ASC).

What kind of periscope does the Collins Submarine have?

Collins is equipped with a Thales Optronics CK043 search periscope and CH093 attack periscope. The Collins combat system is to be upgraded with a variant of the Raytheon CCS mk2. The Collins Class type 471 diesel-electric submarines were designed by Swedish shipbuilders Kockums for the Royal Australian Navy.

How did the submarine HMAS Collins get its name?

The Collins class is an enlarged version of the Kockums Västergötland class submarine. The design was referred to as the Type 471 Submarine until it was decided to name the lead boat, HMAS Collins, after RAN Vice Admiral Sir John Augustine Collins.

How was Kockums selected for the Collins submarine program?

A more detailed history of the program up to the selection of the Kockums design is provided in a companion paper, Procuring Change: How Kockums was Selected for the Collins Class Submarine, Research Paper No.XXX of the Australian Parliament’s Information and Research Services.