maybe we should buy/build a super quiet sub like the Sweds do? Just a thought.
posted on 01/17/2012 8:35:06 PM PST
posted on 01/17/2012 8:37:28 PM PST
by Delta 21
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Allowing everyone to listen to that part of the ocean poses a threat to US national security, he says, because someone - he won't say who - might use that information to work out the type and location of US naval vessels.
To reduce that threat, the US and Canadian navies have struck a deal with the scientists that effectively allows them to censor the sound of naval operations.
"Rather than it being sent to the internet in real time, we divert it to a naval facility where the data are screened, and then returned as soon as possible to the University of Victoria," says Winokur.
As the article points out, this isn't a workable long-term solution. I think it was Hunter that postulated that in a world without secrets that there's so much data one can hide in all the noise.
posted on 01/17/2012 8:38:04 PM PST
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Something like this might eventually have to be abandoned due to constant maintenance issues, ie. if it keeps getting inexplicably cut...
posted on 01/17/2012 9:40:37 PM PST
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They’re concerned about acoustic signatures, not realtime data. No one will be harmed if these are delayed enough to prevent correlation with specific units. I think the compromise is a good one. IMHO, of course.
Perhaps the US Navy could “mask” their ships by having them emit fake sounds. I would think it would by just another arena of electronic warfare. By masking their ships, they could make it appear that they are a cruise liner or whatever they were interested in having someone else believe. It could be considered disinformation.
The funny thing is that many highly classified programs are actually terrible at what they do. That is the reason they are classified; not because of what they can do but because of what they cannot do. This allows rumors and tall tales to help drive their success.
posted on 01/18/2012 8:25:17 AM PST
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