Navy shifts ASW focus to helicopter fleet
Recent improvements in the MH-60R (Romeo) helicopter fleet are making the U.S. Navy rethink the way it conducts antisubmarine warfare (ASW). The ASW mindset recalculation comes at an opportune time for the Navy. The service recently acknowledged that it prohibits Virginia-class submarines—the service’s planned top undersea ASW weapon—from participating in exercises against the diesel-electric subs of allies for fear that the Virginia’s stealth capabilities could be compromised. The ...
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