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US tame icebergs to combat Russian submarines

With the help of the new project, the American employees of the research agency DARPA (USA) decided to sort out the Russian submarines on duty. It is reported that the Americans had the idea to equip icebergs with special sensors in order to create a cheap network capable of tracking the movements of submarines of foreign countries (including Russian ones). US experts from DARPA are confident that the iceberg system will help to map the routes of submarines of a potential enemy in the world's oceans, reports

US tame icebergs to combat Russian submarines

Today, the melting of the Arctic ice occurs with great activity, and this means that the Arctic Ocean may soon become a place of serious military and commercial activity. At the same time, constantly breaking off chunks of ice, its crash and other factors that contribute to melting can hide submarines that can carry ballistic missiles on board with great efficiency.

This is what makes the Pentagon today use the Arctic ice to monitor the situation in the polar region. On floating icebergs, Americans want to install magnetic and acoustic sensors, which will help, according to the DARPA, to detect foreign submarines. In addition, icebergs can travel about 6-10 km per day, which raises them to the status of low-speed patrol vehicles.

This program is called AAA Assured Arctic Awareness. It is quite likely that it is very capable of helping the US Navy in tracking the submarines of Russia and China, and it is these states in the US that they consider potential adversaries in terms of conducting activities in the Arctic. Today, we can assume that the AAA program will help the Americans to get ahead in terms of detecting ballistic missile submarines, and if so, this can lead to an imbalance of power parity. Today, no missile defense system can effectively fight against missiles fired from an enemy submarine, and if the Americans learn the locations of the boats, and hence the locations of launches, they will give them an extra head start.

However, one should not think that the AAA project is a novelty. Over his version of the Americans began to wrestle in the early nineties, when they wanted to completely eliminate the possibility of a rocket attack from the waters of the Arctic Ocean. However, that program dealt exclusively with spy buoys. Now, as you can see, the scope has become much more significant.

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  1. vylvyn
    vylvyn 25 September 2012 08: 43
    Quote - "Today it can be considered that the AAA program will help the Americans to get ahead in terms of detecting ballistic missile submarines."

    Maybe it will help, but maybe not. After the shock from our submarine off its shores, the Americans completely lost their heads - they are ready to clutch at any ideas, even crazy ones.
    1. tronin.maxim
      tronin.maxim 25 September 2012 19: 16
      Yes! Dangerous disease! That's just how to treat her!
      1. Kir
        Kir 25 September 2012 21: 42
        METHOD FORMERLY KNOWN BY IT'S CUTTING OFF !!! In general, there was a proposal to turn the Icebergs over! But seriously, we must do everything in order to make us again, if not respected, so banal to be afraid! What about utopianism or reality, hmm? money or a distraction from something more real, or both of them together! some SDIs that were worth it!
  2. Serafim_dark
    Serafim_dark 25 September 2012 08: 46
    Here amers get hung up ...
  3. Victor
    Victor 25 September 2012 09: 09
    And yet all the seals, deer and bears need to fasten the sensors to their tails, they also migrate, and penguins would not be forgotten.
    Whatever the American child would entertain, if only he would be given candy (money for the military-industrial complex). Another SOI, only under water. laughing
    1. Wedmak
      Wedmak 25 September 2012 09: 45
      It is better, on our part, to convince the same seals and bears that these sensors adversely affect their environment. And teach them how to find and break. I think it will be fun. smile
    2. Tirpitz
      Tirpitz 25 September 2012 12: 32
      They have already taught dolphins to patrol the necessary water area. The USSR also laughed at this with sarcasm like you do now, until in Vietnam the dolphins killed two Soviet underwater saboteurs. Honor was immediately reduced, and the USSR also began to study the capabilities of these animals.

      Repeated to taming marine mammals and using them for military purposes, people returned half a century later, during the Vietnam War.

      This time the Americans achieved tremendous success. Along with seals and sea lions, they began to attract dolphins to the underwater work. Their first baptism of fire was the patrol of the largest US naval base in Vietnam - Cam Ranh. By 1970, six animals trained at the San Diego base participated in Operation Quick Search. The inhabitants of the sea helped catch over 50 swimmers, saboteurs who were trying to attach magnetic mines to the sides of American ships. Moreover, according to the military, there were cases when sea lions independently destroyed swimmers with knives or needles with poison fixed to their noses. According to the stories of the former Special Forces of the Black Sea Fleet, at that time two Soviet scuba diver-bombers were killed.

  4. itr
    itr 25 September 2012 09: 30
    Sensors are as old as the world
    And here is how they are going to manage an iceberg or maybe they will go the wrong way
    1. Tirpitz
      Tirpitz 25 September 2012 12: 28
      And why should they manage. They go with the flow, and no matter where he goes, the main thing is that the sensor transmits information.
  5. Rus_87
    Rus_87 25 September 2012 09: 45
    The Americans were like morons, so they remained ... They have an economy crashing at their seams, a multi-billion-dollar public debt (one of the largest on the planet), unemployment is rising, and they are again starving like Star Wars ... Poor things ... they wouldn’t tear themselves navel ... We must somehow tune them so that they put their sensors on icebergs more intensely, and also, as it was written above, on all seals, deer, fish, etc., let their economy be driven up, and we should not get used to such things, once again, our scientists will come up with some kind of penny stray, and all their billions on icebergs down the drain will be laughing drinks
    1. Delta
      Delta 25 September 2012 15: 53
      the first mistake is to underestimate the enemy. Such a capricious mood was very expensive for the states.
  6. not good
    not good 25 September 2012 10: 54
    During the Cold War, to prevent the passage of the Soviet Arctic submarines from the Arctic Ocean, a project was proposed to close the Arctic Straits. The idea was this: an ice floe was fixed along the fairway, several through holes were drilled through the ice floe through which a pipe structure was run through which the antifreeze pumped thereby forming the underwater part of the artificial iceberg and locking the strait. And on the AAA project, he immediately introduced the mobile groups of Aleutian anti-submariners who wore dog sleds along the endless ice fields of the Arctic and, by binding to the satellite, drill ice, install anti-submarine sensors and integrate everything into a single network laughing
    In general, these p ..... s are such entertainers ... of a fair wind to them in their hunchbacked back. W ... poo them on the collar, and not our submarines. soldier
  7. Isk1984
    Isk1984 25 September 2012 11: 16
    Not DARPA is a serious organization, all the military innovations of recent years hail from there, the cream of the USA and the far from it are not hamburger eaters, they are not engaged in nonsense ... The USA remains an opponent ...
  8. forma2
    forma2 25 September 2012 12: 27
    Such an initiative should be punished.
    It is necessary to prevent the cursed Yankees from doing what they want in the oceans (these are not their territorial waters, you can’t do anything to ensure your own safety neglecting the safety of others (the world's oceans) it does not serve to ensure the individual protection of any country.
    We need to take this matter under international control in international instances, to pin down any attempts to implement our ideas.
  9. Check
    Check 25 September 2012 13: 41
    For me, DARPA is a feeder for cutters
  10. strannik595
    strannik595 25 September 2012 16: 40
    and we need to train flocks of Russian migratory birds so that the decks of aircraft carriers are crap so that no plane can fly up ......... the forces of nature at the service of the Ministry of Defense! laughing
  11. strannik595
    strannik595 25 September 2012 16: 50
    and we need to tame flocks of Russian migratory birds, so that the decks of aircraft carriers are crippled so that no plane can fly up ......... the forces of nature to serve the Ministry of Defense! laughing
  12. Andrei
    Andrei 25 September 2012 21: 08
    It seems that the amers, despite everything, still consider our fleet to be dangerous - and this cannot but rejoice. Too actively they began to build their defense system (in particular against missiles) under various pretexts and sometimes openly speaking for what purposes .. I do not like it
  13. Honory
    Honory 12 September 2015 13: 28
    Yes, Americans are still those tricks.