Hunt for submarines in dangerous waters
US working to defeat growing threat of enemy subs
- Duration 5:41
- Date Aug 9, 2012
US working to defeat growing threat of enemy subs
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Many robot sub -- -- open invitation to join the hunt for submarines.
In dangerous waters all US projects under way to defeat the growing threat of enemy submarines Allison -- -- defense specialist.
And war games columnist for foxnews.com act Allison.
Underscore -- on Twitter thank you so much for joining us sorry tell us about these underwater satellite sounds very interesting like sort of out of a movie.
Thank kind of bizarre I Juli thanks for having me by LA and that set out on Twitter is presented.
And I can hear youths and and it extends typically that's a good start up yet it kind of -- -- that -- start rate as he didn't see what I can do that but.
Yet they did this is a great new project underway by -- and it's a little desire but it is sort of the best describe it is it's sort of like -- these satellites under the water that are called so regulates.
It's a project and the latest -- scanned as satellite to stand in the sky for enemy submarines now.
-- -- it sound like a little bit old fashioned Hunt for Red October Cold War submarine warfare.
It actually is and it's still very real and pressing issue there's been a proliferation of these things called.
Diesel electric submarines.
For number of reasons one that they're pretty low cost to build compared -- -- platforms so they've been growing in number people can make them pretty easily.
They're also increasingly -- -- And yeah they're very silent which makes some very difficult to track so.
Kind of a growing threat it was from Syria and that -- -- as you know dealing with -- to use in Russia.
-- -- of people haven't really been talking about it but.
That's a deep sea port so while it might not feel to -- -- aircraft carrier can dock Russian nuclear -- -- of these the sort of threat celery about this sort of technology -- to help -- identify if there's an and in these sub anywhere in years say American.
Assets or our our friendly allies.
That's interesting in these underwater satellites they're mobile they're quiet they're on on unmanned.
Thank goodness because I don't know how safe out would be but.
The fact that there aren't comfortable would -- it really is is going to be a huge deal I mean.
It is there any way that a radar from the enemy would be able to pick up one of these things because that would certainly be a bad thing.
Great at and it -- as you said they they would be sort of unmanned so if god forbid -- they were detected in something and they were targeted.
We would have a loss of life but it did there really is -- kind of a standoff deterrent to -- increased protection for people you know and on the coast see if we had a threat.
On American coast.
And what it would do is it kind of accident network -- so if it detects a threat we will do is it'll send out a very cool again unmanned this kind of like.
Swimming robot if you will -- oversimplifying it but you'll be able to -- track.
Sort of you know they kind of caught serves a -- and they follow people in their cars cop cars and stuff.
That's -- idea here you go from a staked out to you acts is surveillance will send out these many little subs to tracking and any southern -- global waters.
-- over months at a time.
I now in the deal to keep track their movements and what they're spying on what they're looking at if they're perhaps in a and a adversarial position if it looks like they're about to attack an ally or.
An unfriendly either way it be great way for us to keep -- very quiet and low profile.
I on these people can I -- he can't that was satellites -- and this is a threat beneath the waters it's kind of it's kind of it.
Turning the tables on on and he -- and people.
Are being invited to join the hunt.
Yes I think this is typical Clinton -- -- -- -- like that -- you know those guys are now is starting to turn into like virtual video game.
Ray and let's see blades -- they -- death leaves and your tax assessments -- that they did that.
There it's an open invitation to gamers the US and it's one of the things I love that are -- does.
Is this crowd sourcing it throws open invitations the US -- any sort of Smart person out there he's adept -- games likes to gain.
He was ready join a fighter wants to help contribute to the greater good the United States.
-- again on and play this game.
And it's it's called dangerous wires and actually use this active these little mini -- talked about that'll trailed the enemy submarines could only enemy submarine is it gonna make it easy for use Italy's invasion tactics.
And this game simulates actually uses the hill and in need these tactics to get to put you do your best -- against them.
And try to defeat there -- the Asians and continue to use surveil them.
And what happens is you can then submit your tactics -- -- once you sort of complete each chains and iron is like a literally.
A training -- simulator like they're normal people accuse in the military.
It completes RAI has submitted to DARPA and they'll review it if they think this is a tactic that they think will be -- -- -- -- and -- in the -- -- -- tactics -- -- in this game.
Could actually and that being deployed against.
And he's certainly not his wild -- Yeah that is very wild -- -- and you can download the free dangerous waters.
Dark -- tactics simulator -- forty go to -- it's.
I think think that in my constant viewers why haven't looked at the -- weak -- I don't think.
They sent -- so yeah I that in a case you don't know again better now -- at a web -- -- on watching this program.
So you go to a lot of satellites.
And and you click on the link that you have provided at the bottom it's toward the end of your column for everybody if you're looking for -- And he simply download the free dangerous waters start was a CT UV tactics simulator.
It's pretty cool and you actually get a part in you know helping the US why not.
MA it's then the fun way to gain masters all right our Alison very thank you very much for joining us and again her article can be found on -- -- com thank you very much good to see you.