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Re: USN Collisions
Posted by wayne scarpaci on August 26, 2017, 17:17:41, in reply to "USN Collisions "
I cannot believe they were at EMCON 1 (Total Emission Control) in a busy sealane(?) I can understand having all your TACSENS (Tactical Sensors) off. But aren't these new ships at least equipped with a navigation radar? Back in the old days it was an SPS-10A surface search/NAVAID it had a range of about 10nm if I remember right. I know there was a repeater on the bridge of the Kitty Hawk and an officer had his eyes in it at all times when we were in a congested area or going in/out of port. Calling out all traffic of interest. Today it would seem with the money that is spent on these techno-wonders they could at least have a commercial navigation radar or a collision warning system. It would seem that would be safe as anyone looking for her electronic signature would just see another merchant ship. Makes sense to me.
: The NYT McCain Story explains USN ships
: operate with the electronics OFF and have
: stealth superstructures. This was new to
: me, and explains why they aren't seen.
: There is no mention of passive systems or
: how the lookouts sightings feed into plot.
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