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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse26 Feb 2018 10:51 a.m. PST

"Imagine a future in which nuclear attack submarines (SSNs) can deploy undersea drones (UUVs) to hunt, and possibly kill, enemy subs. The U.S. Navy, at least, is taking steps to make this a reality. What impact could this have? On the one hand, UUVs could shake modern antisubmarine warfare (ASW) to its core, making existing platforms vulnerable or obsolete. On the other hand, the development of UUVs could reinforce existing hierarchies; in contrast to popular understanding, established organizations are often the best at adapting to disruptive military innovations. The future of the U.S. Navy depends to great extent of which of these becomes a reality…."
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attilathepun47 Inactive Member26 Feb 2018 10:37 p.m. PST

Remember the flying sub? I think it was a standby for "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea."

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse27 Feb 2018 9:59 a.m. PST



Wherethestreetshavnoname27 Feb 2018 11:48 a.m. PST

WWII era IJN I-400 submarines carried aircraft. Other nations developed the concept also.


Tamiya make a large scale model kit


Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse28 Feb 2018 10:22 a.m. PST



Lion in the Stars12 Mar 2018 9:54 a.m. PST

Lockheed tried to make a drone to launch out the big, 85" Trident tubes for the Ohio-SSGNs. They had to make the whole airframe out of Titanium, and then fill every dead space with hard foam. And that was just to launch from ~65ft down.

Lockheed Cormorant:

It's a complex task.

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