U.S. submarines must dive deeper in the future to preserve stealth and remain undetected by enemy sensors

Nov. 20, 2019
U.S. Navy is rethinking the way it deploys its submarines, all to help them avoid detection by increasingly sophisticated Chinese sensors.

ARLINGTON, Va. – The U.S. submarine community wants to preserve its ability to operate undetected as a silent service under the seas while also contributing to the wider fleet and joint fight, the commander of the Submarine Force said earlier this month. USNI News reports. Continue reading original article

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

20 Nov. 2019 -- Speaking at the Naval Submarine League annual symposium, Vice Adm. Chas Richard said his team is putting together a new Vision to outline the role of submarines in a future fight.

“It starts with something as simple as, we are never going to periscope depth again unless we want to; we are simply going to make that obsolete," Richard said. "And more fundamentally, you can describe it as, get deeper."

Another key idea is “our ability to avoid detection, our stealth, is our greatest asset. But when we think about what that means moving into the future, this becomes more than simply controlling our radiated signatures in the acoustic spectrum," Richard said.

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