Accession Number : ADA266581


Title :   The Fast Attack Submarine: Its Role in the Operational Theater


Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI DEPT OF OPERATIONS


Personal Author(s) : Cohoon, John E


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a266581.pdf


Report Date : 17 May 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 32


Abstract : The Navy is shifting its emphasis from the blue water Navy to Naval Expeditionary Forces tailored for the joint environment to operate 'from the sea'. The fast attack submarine, as a multi-mission capable platform, will continue to play a role in the employment of forces in the operational theater. Because of its inherent characteristics the capabilities of the submarine are diverse. These capabilities include; surveillance and intelligence gathering, special warfare operations, mining, precision strike, anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare, and others. Innovative uses of the submarine need to be examined especially in the area of special forces operations. The Joint Task Force Commander can use the submarine in many scenarios and must consider its use in the planning of contingencies, in the employment of forces, and in the application of the principles of war. The submarine force as a low risk - high gain force may become the weapon of choice for the operational commander in the regional conflict.


Descriptors :   *MISSIONS , *NAVAL OPERATIONS , *ATTACK SUBMARINES , WEAPONS , SCENARIOS , WARFARE , INTELLIGENCE , ENVIRONMENTS , RISK , EMPLOYMENT , GAIN , RECREATION , SELECTION , COLLECTION , SPECIAL FORCES , SURVEILLANCE , SUBMARINES , BLUE(COLOR) , CONFLICT , OPERATION , HIGH GAIN , PRECISION , TASK FORCES , WATER , NAVY , SURFACES , PLATFORMS , PLANNING


Subject Categories : Submarine Engineering
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE