Australia’s MAGSAFE Offers New ASW Options
Defense Industry Daily has noted that the proliferation of quiet diesel subs, especially in and around Asia’s vital shipping lanes, is forcing changes in U.S. tactics and technology. Now Australian scientists may have found a better way to find these quiet subs, and in an environmentally safe fashion too.
MAGSAFE uses the detection of changing magnetic fields to identify and monitor a moving submarine. It’s unique in that it captures 12 magnetic field-related data values per reading, as opposed to the single number measured by a conventional magnetic anomaly detector (MAD) magnetometer. DefenseTech.org has further details.