The U.S. Navy is trying to make its attack submarines more lethal

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WASHINGTON – Sensors, sonar, weapons control, quieting technologies, undersea drones and communications systems provide the vital arenas through which the US Navy will seek to sustain and build upon its advantage beneath the surface of the ocean. Business Insider reports.
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14 Sept. 2017 — With this in mind, the Navy’s Virginia-class attack submarines are being upgraded with a new tactical control system (TCS) technology to provide weapons control, improved network subsystems, and faster component modernization.

The idea with fast evolving TCS and other undersea controls and networking technologies is to engineer a circumstance wherein U.S. submarines can operate undetected in or near enemy waters or coastline, conduct reconnaissance or attack missions and sense any movement or enemy activities at farther ranges than adversaries can.

Along these lines, Navy leaders say the service is making progress developing new acoustics, sensors and quieting technologies to ensure the U.S. retains its technological edge in the undersea domain – as countries like China and Russia continue rapid military modernization and construction of new submarines.

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