ATI's Submarines and Anti-Submarine Warfare course
This three-day course presents the fundamental philosophy of
submarine design, construction, and stability as well as the
utilization of submarines as cost-effective warships at sea. A
thumbnail history of waging war by coming up from below
the surface of the sea relates prior gains—and, prior set-backs.
Today’s submarine tasking is discussed in
consonance with the strategy and policy of the US, and the
goals, objectives, mission, functions, tasks, responsibilities,
and roles of the US Navy. The foreboding efficacy of
submarine warfare is analyzed referencing some enthralling
calculations for its Benefits-to-Cost, in that Submarines Sink
The standard submarine organization, daily routine, and
battle station assignments are presented. The selection
process for the “who” that volunteers for submarine duty is
advanced. Moreover, the “why” they volunteer is examined
to expound on their willingness, as well as their abilities, to
undergo a demandingly extensive qualification program,
which essentially tests their mettle to measure up to the
legend of Steel Boats, and Iron Men!
In that submarines operate in the ocean-depths,
submariners have to sense threats in the denser medium in
which their [Undersea] Boat operates. Thus, they rely on
acoustic reception for Sound in the Sea whose principles are
defined as a basis for a rudimentary primer on the “Calculus
of Acoustics.” The components and nomenclature for a
modernized Combat System Suite are presented, inclusive of
the Command-Control-Communication Computerized
Information sub-systems that outfit the Common Submarine
A synoptic review of submarine forces existing around the
world is presented as a Submarine Order of Battle for each
country “boasting” them. Anti-Submarine Warfare, ASW, is
discussed from the perspective of both the Hunter and the
Hunted. The effectiveness of Air and Surface Force units is
elaborated to emphasize that when coupled with Submarine
Force units their Combined-Arms ability decisively can
engage The Enemy Below.
The submarine threat for the 21st century is discussed,
posing such questions as: “Will diesel-electric submarines,
as a cost-effective weapon for the Third World, be a
significant threat to the national economies of other nations?
Is shallow-water ASW in the littoral approaches to a
coastline of a country embroiled in a Low-Intensity-Conflict
a Mission-Essential-Need— for the US too? Will it still be
best to sink a submarine while it is in port? So, where do
We, the People… go from here?
Herein the submarine is presented as a system in its self,
thus an aim of the instructor is to clarify the essences of sub-system
interfaces for engineers and scientists involved in
testing or R&D for submarine systems. Attendees who in
the past have worked with specific submarine sub-systems
can consider this course as Continuing Education. Also,
because of its introductory nature, this course will be
enlightening to those just entering the field. A copy of the
presentation is provided to all attendees, including some
relevant white papers.
View course sampler
- Thumbnail History of Warfare from Beneath the Sea: From a glass-barrel
in circa 300 BC, to SSN 774 in 2004.
- The Efficacy of Submarine Warfare — WWI and WWII: A Benefit/Cost
Analysis to depict just how well Submarines Sink Ships!
- Submarine Organization — and, Submariners: What is the psyche and
disposition of those Qualified in Submarines, as distinguished by a pair of
Dolphins? And, will new submariners be able to measure up to the legend
of Steel Boats, and Iron Men!
- Submarine Design & Construction: Fundamentals of Form, Fit, &
Function, plus an analysis of ship-stability.
- Principles of Sound in the Sea: A basis for a rudimentary primer on the
“Calculus of Acoustical Propagation.”
- Combat System Suite — Components & Nomenclature: In OHIO, LOS
ANGELES, SEAWOLF, and VIRGINIA.
- Submarines of the World — by Order of Battle: How Many, from Where.
To do What, to Whom?
- Antisubmarine Warfare — Our Number One Priority: For the USN,
ASW is a combined-arms task for forces from above, on, and below the
surface of the sea — inclusive of littoral waters — to engage The Enemy
This course is valuable to:
Engineers & scientists in R&D or testing of submarine systems
Newcomers to the field
Those who specialize in just one subsystem and want an overview
Tuition for this three-day course is $1740 per person at one of our scheduled public courses. Onsite pricing is available. Please call us at 410-956-8805 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.