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Anti-submarine Warfare

Fighting the Invisible Enemy

Vice Admiral Sangram Singh Byce PVSM, AVSM, NM

Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Naval Command Indian Navy, Mumbai - 400 023

Dr Rajni Kant Tewari

Formerly Scientific Adviser to Chief of the Naval Staff, Indian Navy Professor, Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering Maharaja Surajmal Institute of Technology Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University

C-4, Janak Puri, New Delhi - 110 058

81-88342-78-5/© 2006/Hardback/6.25" × 9.5"/700 gm/xviii + 234 pp./Rs. 750.00

Published as part of National Maritime Foundation’s ‘Maritime Operations Series’

Maritime Foundation’s ‘Maritime Operations Series’ The deterrent effect of the very presence of a submarine

The deterrent effect of the very presence of a submarine makes it an attractive first choice for navies around the world. This in turn complicates the task of modern surface fleets and restricts the otherwise unhindered naval operations of extra-regional sea powers in their areas of interest. The burgeoning inventory of submarines with littoral navies merits a closer look at the existing Anti-submarine Warfare (ASW) scenario. The book lays emphasis on the fact that ASW will remain the focus of modern fleet operations and retain its primacy as the core competence of world navies. The nature of threat posed by submarines and existing means of combating them have been discussed. Significant strides in the fields of passive and active sonar technologies, possible due to recent developments in signal processing, have been presented. Additionally, various concepts being explored and the likely performance of futuristic ASW sensors and platforms, and their direct effect on futureASW operations have also been discussed. The book attempts to impart a well-rounded and holistic introduction to the students ofASW. It also provides food for thought for the practicing professionals and indicates the futuristic scenario.

Introduction: Anti-submarine Warfare; Anti-submarine Warfare and the Nuclear Revolution; Anti-submarine Warfare in Littoral Waters; Advances in Anti-submarine Warfare Techniques. Submarine: An Invisible Threat: Evolution of Submarines; Submarine Design; Classification of Submarines; Diesel-electric Submarines; Fuel Cell-powered Submarines; Midget Submarines; Nuclear-powered Submarines; Submarine Characteristics; Role of Submarines in OceanWarfare; Submarine Signatures and Stealth Technologies. Anti-submarine Warfare Operations: Strategies and Tactics: Advantages of a Submarine; Disadvantages of a Submarine; Methods to Counter Submarine Advantages; Variety of Platforms; Steps Leading to Prosecution of a Submarine; Target Acquisition; Anti-submarine Countermeasures; Anti-torpedo Countermeasures; Protection of a Force; Sea Control; Anti-submarine Warfare Strategies; Strategic Anti-submarine Warfare Operations. Underwater Propagation ofAcousticWaves: Characteristics ofAcousticWaves; Speed of Sound in Water; Sound Propagation and Thermal Structure of Oceans; Propagation Loss of Acoustic Waves in Water; Underwater Acoustic Noise; Sonar Equations; Figure of Merit for Sonar. Acoustic Anti-submarine Warfare Sensors: Sonar Systems; Deployment of Multiple Sensors. Acoustic Signal Processing: Array Gain;Acoustic Signal Processing. Non-acoustic Anti-submarine Warfare Sensors: Magnetic Sensors; Stealth Against Magnetic Sensors; Electric Field (ELFE) Sensors; Static Electricity Sensors; Corrosion Related Magnetic Sensors; Electromagnetic Sensors; Other Sensors. Anti-submarine Warfare Weapons: Mines and Depth Charges: Naval Mines; Classification of Mines; Mine Laying; Mine Countermeasures; Mine Counter- countermeasures; Depth Charges. Anti-submarine Warfare Weapons: Torpedoes and Rockets: Characteristics of Torpedoes; Classification of Torpedoes; Other Anti-submarine Warfare Weapons; Anti- torpedo Defence System; Stealth Torpedoes. AcousticWarfare: Acoustic Countermeasure (ACM); Acoustic Counter-countermeasures; Countermeasures to Acoustic Sensors; Stealth Against Acoustic Sensors; Anti-submarine Warfare Countermeasures. Revolution in Military Affairs and Its Relevance to Anti-submarine Warfare:

Mathematical Model of RMA; Network-centric Warfare; Inter-operability; Cooperative Engagement Capability; Strategic Aerospace Technologies; Role of Naval Forces in Joint Operations; Information Technology; Disruption Caused by External Radio Frequency Signals. Glossary ofTerms Used inAnti-submarineWarfare Index

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