Reply to post: Re: These devices are why it pointless to spend billions on 3 or 4 new nuclear subs

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Re: These devices are why it pointless to spend billions on 3 or 4 new nuclear subs

They used to chuck thousands of sonar bouys out the back of Nimrods to track Russian subs in the north sea. I company I worked for in the 90s was involved in the automated database that recorded where they were dropped. Deployment by little drones isn't going to give that sort of coverage, and the sonar bouys only work when they at depth in the "sound channel", so how they get there isn't important.

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