Accession Number:

ADA273392

Title:

Submarine Roles in the 1990's and Beyond

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ASSISTANT CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS (UNDERSEA WARFARE) WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-01-18

Pagination or Media Count:

28.0

Abstract:

With the Cold War ended, roles for submarines in support of national security objectives are examined under the assumption that the successors to the Soviet Union will not pose a future threat. The enduring characteristics of the submarine-stealth, endurance, and agility-are used to develop roles and missions for submarines in the context of the Presidents defense agenda for the new world order. Future submarine roles are Peacetime Engagement, Surveillance, deterrence, Regional Sea Denial, Precision Strike, Task Group Support, and Ground Warfare Support. Likely missions in each of these roles are identified. The basic assumption regarding the threat is then reviewed to determine if additional submarine roles and missions are appropriate.

Subject Categories:

  • Naval Surface Warfare
  • Undersea and Antisubmarine Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE