Cyberspec wrote:Rus. Navy ships may receive electrical propulsion system of Russian production - said the head of the United shipbuilding Corporation Alexey RakhmanovCurrently on most warships, the transmission of power from the engine to the propeller shaft is via a gearbox. In the electrical propulsion system, electric power will power the engine and rotate the propellers.
The obvious advantage of such a system for warships is the ability to quickly change the speed of propeller rotation and the ships direction, and consequently resulting in a higher acceleration and maneuverability of the ship. In addition, the implementation of the principle of electrical propulsion allows for freer layout of the ship in the sense of the location of the main power plant.
The use of electrical propulsion system is being considered as a auxilary system to the main propulsion system in the design of the prospective destroyers
Damn good news. I wonder what made them wait so long. Less wight and noise, no mechanical energy converters. Just raw power cables and engine.
Electrical drive instead of gas turbines is definitely breakthrough idea. One nuclear reactor just feeds all electrical drives. including deck rail guns