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1 posted on 01/17/2012 8:20:45 PM PST by LibWhacker
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maybe we should buy/build a super quiet sub like the Sweds do? Just a thought.


2 posted on 01/17/2012 8:35:06 PM PST by jpsb
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http://www.listentothedeep.com/

Pretty cool.

3 posted on 01/17/2012 8:37:28 PM PST by Delta 21 (Make your choice ! There are NO civilians.)
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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.

4 posted on 01/17/2012 8:38:04 PM PST by FourPeas ("Maladjusted and wigging out is no way to go through life, son." -hg)
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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...


7 posted on 01/17/2012 9:40:37 PM PST by IncPen (Educating Barack Obama has been the most expensive project in human history)
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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.


9 posted on 01/17/2012 11:39:57 PM PST by Billthedrill
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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.


10 posted on 01/18/2012 12:46:22 AM PST by krogers58
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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.


12 posted on 01/18/2012 8:25:17 AM PST by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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