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Submarine hunting: the quest for "transparent oceans"


DECRYPTION - Protected by marine darkness, submariners fear that the oceans will one day become transparent thanks to technological progress. Spotted, these submerged vessels immediately become vulnerable.

The submarines sail in the shadows, protected by the dark sea.

It is their strength.

SSBNs, which provide the deterrent mission, patrol ready to strike back if nuclear war is unleashed as long as they are undetectable.

The attack submarines, on the other hand, move with discretion towards their targets, for combat or intelligence missions.

Theoretically, in peacetime, they are supposed to signal their presence when they enter territorial waters ... An obligation easily bypassed since no one sees them.

So the submariners have an anxiety: that the oceans will one day become transparent thanks to technological progress.

Spotted, a submarine immediately becomes vulnerable.

See also

Submarine crisis: the president of Naval Group breaks the silence

“We've been talking about it for forty years, but the oceans are still not transparent,”

observes a senior naval officer.

The major maritime nations are nevertheless carrying out research ...

"We constantly have a strategic watch to know whether the technologies

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Source: lefigaro

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