PLAN ASW Capability


BoraTas

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Does SSBN's actually use SSN as escorts in reality? It seems dangerous since you have very little coordination with the other submarine unless you expose yourself by going to periscope depth. The whole idea of a SSBN is to be undetected so I don't quite get the SSN "Guard" role.
The Soviets used to send SSNs to SSBN deployment areas. Not really an escort as you would call it since there is no formation but the intention was clearly protecting SSBNs. Sometimes they were pre-positioned on the route the SSBN will use to detect trackers.
 

SEAD

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The Soviets used to send SSNs to SSBN deployment areas. Not really an escort as you would call it since there is no formation but the intention was clearly protecting SSBNs. Sometimes they were pre-positioned on the route the SSBN will use to detect trackers.
If a Soviet SSN found something in the patrol area, how can they know it’s not their own SSBN?

won’t the pre-positioned SSNs leak whereabouts of SSBNs?
 

zavve

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Are there any pictures comparing Type 52D, Type 054A and Type 055 hull-mounted sonar? Type 055 HMS seems at least as big as the SQS-53C.
 

FairAndUnbiased

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If a Soviet SSN found something in the patrol area, how can they know it’s not their own SSBN?

won’t the pre-positioned SSNs leak whereabouts of SSBNs?
One way that I can guess is that they would know the acoustic signature of their own ships, so anything not their own is a hostile. They just won't know what hostile in particular it was unless they had previous acoustic signatures stored.
 

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