Antisubmarine Defense

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Antisubmarine Defense


the totality of combat actions by large and small naval units, as well as special measures taken by the command, to protect ships and important shore installations against attack by submarines.

Antisubmarine defense includes the organization of search and destroy missions by antisubmarine ships, submarines, and airplanes or helicopters and the organization of submarine observation by permanent and mobile equipment, as well as a system for warning and communications. It also encompasses direct antisubmarine protection for ships and vessels during sea crossings and at base, and the use of obstacles, such as mines, nets, and booms.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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McGrath [Capt., USN], "Antisubmarine Defense Group ALFA," U.S.
Our operations consisted mainly of training work-ups ("drilling and killing") and fleet exercises in which our smaller, older boat would play the bad guy, sneak in through the antisubmarine defenses and torpedo the Admiral's command ship again and again and again.

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