antisubmarine warfare


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antisubmarine warfare

Operations conducted with the intention of denying the enemy the effective use of submarines. Also called ASW.
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I highly recommend it for anyone interested in submarine operations or antisubmarine warfare or both.
The shallow-draft warship that sailors will employ in mine warfare, surface warfare and antisubmarine warfare missions still is in development and testing.
Dunaway is currently serving as deputy program executive officer for air antisubmarine warfare, assault and special mission programs, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research, Development and Acquisition), Patuxent River, Md.
In turn, Hartcup looks at radar and radio, antisubmarine warfare, signals intelligence, operational research, military medicine, chemical and biological warfare, rocketry and jets, and, finally, the atomic bomb.
The Indian Navy, meanwhile, has been looking for new maritime-patrol aircraft, some specifically for antisubmarine warfare.
Navy assigned McKee to aviation duty and he soon became a technician for antisubmarine warfare.
The new contract includes repair and retrofit of the H-60F Seahawk's antisubmarine warfare, datalink and Doppler system; H-3 Sea King's tactical/navigational system; F-14 Tomcat's converter interface unit and computer signal data converter-replacement; EA-6B Prowler's digital display group; E-2C Hawkeye's antenna receiver, transmitter and control display unit; and the S-3B Viking's communication control group and related support equipment.
Despite all the antisubmarine warfare (ASW) equipment that carrier groups take with them to sea, in my own experience most exercises against subs ended up with my carrier getting a green flare at close quarters, the standard simulation for a successful torpedo or cruise m >;issile attack.
The primary purpose of a sonobuoy is to detect acoustic emissions or reflections from potentially hostile submarines and transmit these signals to US Navy airborne antisubmarine warfare forces.
Engaging their significant expertise in the history of naval warfare and military technology research and development, authors Norman Polmar and Edward Whitman chronicle the development and employment of the submarine as a weapon of war at sea and the resulting response by navies to counter the effectiveness of the submarine through antisubmarine warfare (ASW).
Frye, Aviation Antisubmarine Warfare Technician (AX)2 W.
They are also equipped with a 100-mm gun, a Shtil surface-to-air missile system, two Kashtan air-defense gun/missile systems, two twin 533-mm torpedo launchers, and an antisubmarine warfare (ASW) helicopter.

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