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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USS Saipan (LHA 2); Program Executive Officer, Air Antisubmarine Warfare Assault and Special Mission Program, Arlington, Va.
Navy assigned McKee to aviation duty and he soon became a technician for antisubmarine warfare.
The HSV's naval employment may include: replenishment and resupply at sea, special operations insertion and redeployment, reconnaissance, command and control, antisubmarine warfare mine warfare, humanitarian assistance and evacuation, surface warfare and force protection.
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.
Precision Aerial Delivery of Dropsondes Is Used for Antisubmarine Warfare (ASW) Asset Delivery
CACI is supporting the Navy in developing, producing, fielding, and supporting the LCS's mine hunting, antisubmarine warfare, and surface warfare capabilities.
Specifically, the Naval Warfare Development Center (NWDC), in coordination with the Navy Mine and Antisubmarine Warfare Command (NMAWC), solicited industry participation to demonstrate highly mature mine warfare capabilities that either improve large geographic area search or automate detection and classification of undersea mines and maritime IEDs.
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.
A paper, "The Strategic Concept for Antisubmarine Warfare," circulated by the CNO, Admiral Arleigh Burke, identified hostile submarine activities as "foremost among the threats to our use of the seas.
The exercises will focus on antisubmarine warfare tactics, including detecting and destroying North Korean submarines,'' the source said.
The twin-engine, all-weather, amphibious helicopter has served in numerous roles through the years including antisubmarine warfare, antiship warfare, search and rescue (SAR), transport, communications, airborne early warning, and executive transport.

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