Marine Corps could help anti-submarine warfare (ASW) with logistical support, holding enemy subs at risk

Nov. 4, 2020
How we develop, sequence, execute, and sustain naval operations over time will determine our ability to control the seas or deny their use to enemies.

WASHINGTON – Naval campaign planning for anti-submarine warfare (ASW) must include not only the Navy’s warfare communities, but also that of the U.S. Marine Corps. The U.S. Naval Institute reports. Continue reading original article

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

4 Nov. 2020 -- Nearly two years ago former Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Robert Neller, said, “We’re going to have to fight to get to the fight,” and, “I think we’re going to need more submarines” in a fight against a peer adversary.

U.S. ASW capabilities in the air, on the surface, and under the sea rely on a brittle layer of logistical support. As Chinese and Russian undersea warfare capabilities continue to improve, logistics and other supporting operations for U.S. ASW forces will grow in importance.

By offering forward logistics and support, as well as sensor and strike capabilities, Marine expeditionary advanced bases could make a significant contribution to undersea warfare campaigns, including holding Chinese and Russian submarines at risk.

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John Keller, chief editor
Military & Aerospace Electronics

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