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  • How Soviet subs used System Obnarujenia Kilvaternovo Sleda.

    In the late 1980s, the Soviet Union claimed a feat many military experts thought impossible. K-147, a Victor-class nuclear-powered attack submarine, secretly followed the trail of a US boomer (most likely the USS Simon Bolivar) in an underwater game of chase that continued for six days.

    U.S. observers at the time thought the Soviets lacked the tech for effective sonar, at least in comparison to the capabilities of the U.S. and its NATO allies. Now, a newly declassified CIA report shows how hunter submarines like the K-147 went on secret missions to track American subs without using sonar at all.
    https://www.popularmechanics.com/mil...ne-sonar-soks/


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    Interesting. One correction though, it's higher frequencies that are blocked by sea water. Frequencies of 50 Hz and below are used for submarine communications and have been since 1943 when the Kriegsmarine introduced the Goliath system. Long wave transmitters are used to keep in touch with nuclear missile subs so they don't need to come up to periscope depth to communicate
    Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe (H G Wells)
    Mit der Dummheit kaempfen Goetter selbst vergebens (Friedrich von Schiller)

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      There is a major contradiction in the basis of the article: in order to compensate for lack of sophisticated electronics, the Soviets are supposed to have developed a system far more sophisticated than what we were using?

      All of what is described and attributed to the Soviets is highly sophisticated and extremely advanced electronics.
      Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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