antisubmarine antisubmarine  /ˌæn tɪ ˈsəb mə ˌrin/


  • (adj) defensive against enemy submarines


  1. The Kiev and Minsk are thus multipurpose warships: their principal mission seems to be antisubmarine warfare, but they and their aircraft can attack surface ships.
  2. The Navy argued hard for a subsonic nuclear turboprop seaplane for antisubmarine warfare and long-range radar-warning patrol.
  3. Hardly hesitating, Thach outlined a plan for a semipermanent task force, chartered to experiment with and develop new antisubmarine defense systems.


  • Whidbey’s patrol craft pays a visit

    RECORD STAFF The Navy’s newest land-based, long-range, antisubmarine warfare (ASW) patrol aircraft, the Boeing P-8A Poseidon, came to Whidbey Island Naval Air Station June 16 to conduct training and evaluation on new and extensively upgraded capabilities from the older aircraft, the P-3C Orion.
    on July 9, 2013     Source: South Whidbey Record


  1. "We are planning on holding a South Korea-US combined antisubmarine exercise in the West Sea in the near future," Kim said. "Elite forces from the Republic of Korea and the United States will participate in this training exercise, which will...
    on May 23, 2010 By: Kim Tae-Young Source: RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

  2. "The Bush administration has provided $1.6 billion in foreign military financing and $5.56 billion in coalition support funds. The former funds to buy radars and antisubmarine planes to track the nonexistent al-Qaida air force and navy, and the...
    on Aug 4, 2008 By: Gary Ackerman Source: Times of India

  3. "The Japanese did not think that the Americans had the stamina required for long stretches of submarine duty, so they neglected antisubmarine warfare -- with the result that American submarines were able to cut the vital supply lines between Japan...
    on May 1, 2007 By: Evan Thomas Source: Boston Globe (registration)

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