Hunting submarines

During part of my checkered past I was a Naval Aviator specializing in hunting submarines. Our Air Group flew off USS Wasp which had a very early computerized ASW management system. No submarine on Earth could hide from us. The economics of dedicating a carrier task force to hunt a single submarine plus the end of the Cold War doomed the way we did it. A new wrinkle is arising from undersea drones. The extreme processing power available today could make ASW drones feasible. Here is my meditation on the coming technology.



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