U.S. Navy Exploring New Concepts, Procurement Priorities for ASW

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Modern diesel submarines have advanced propulsion systems and coatings that eliminate echoes, many of these submarines cannot be detected with the current sonar technologies aboard the Navy's nuclear-powered submarines and surface ships. As nations in Asia and beyond race to buy advanced diesel submarines, Navy planners anticipate that adversaries will try to deny U.S. forces access to key strategic coastal areas. In response, the US Navy's Antisubmarine Warfare (ASW) Task Force is preparing for that future with a new "concept of operations" that includes new tactics and new technologies....

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