antisubmarine rocket


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antisubmarine rocket

[¦an·tē‚səb·mə′rēn ′räk·ət]
(ordnance)
A solid-propellant-rocket-driven torpedo that is surface-launched, with final track underwater. Abbreviated ASROC.
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Major new ASW systems installed on these DDs were the SQS-23 sonar, ASROC (antisubmarine rocket), DASH (the drone antisubmarine helicopter), and Mk-44 torpedo.
The Navy has now acquired long, medium, and short-range antisubmarine aircraft (Tu- 142s and Il-38s from Russia and Dorniers from Germany), antisubmarine helicopters (Sea Kings from Britain and Kamovs from Russia), hunter-killer submarines (from Germany), and, from diverse sources, longer-range sonars, torpedoes, and antisubmarine rockets for surface ships.

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