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If detected it says pretty much exactly where the mast is and cab't give you cross bearings straight away. I don't suggest UUVs as replacing masts but as a useful supplement; they might communicate by cable, as towed sonars do, or by active broadcast to a passive mast which could then be only as large above water as receiving the signal demands. The UUV would then be unstealthy but would not give away the exact location of a sub, just the area if there is no other explanation as to how that emitter got there. I'd be surprised if subs cannot already passively receive data from friendly sensors / networks.Dave AAA wrote: A sensor drone would still have to communicate in real time with a submerged vessel. The least obtrusive and best bandwidth is to do so with a physical link. Practically speaking, the best way to get that is to poke a mast above water.
How about this?stanger69 wrote:Glad your not an engineer.Steve Crandell wrote:Right. And all the Navy's ships can be made autonomous and warp drive installed. It's right around the corner.stanger69 wrote:
Yes, that’s how the current ones work.
There’s something called evolution and new technology too.
But you’re not too bright.
I'm an ex submariner. You asked a question and I attempted to answer it. I didn't realize you were just trolling.