In 1992, a Russian Nuclear Attack Submarine Crashed into a U.S. Sub

February 14, 2018 12:15 pm nationalinterest.org
In 1992, a Russian Nuclear Attack Submarine Crashed into a U.S. Sub

The Russian submarine would also have had little chance of detecting the quieter Los Angeles–class submarine. More powerful fixed antisubmarine sensors might only have been effective at ranges of three to five kilometers in such conditions, too short to reach the Baton Rouge’s position. Submarines can also deploy towed sonar arrays behind them to increase their sonar coverage, but these are difficult to control in shallow waters and were therefore not…

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