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ATI's Submarines and Anti-Submarine Warfare course

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      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 Ships!

      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 Radio Room.

      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.
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      Captain Ray Wellborn, USN (retired) served over 13 years of his 30-year Navy career in submarines. He has a BSEE degree from the US Naval Academy, and a MSEE degree from the Naval Postgraduate School. He also has an MA from the Naval War College. He had two major commands at sea and one ashore: USS MOUNT BAKER (AE 34), USS DETROIT (AOE 4), and the Naval Electronics Systems Engineering Center, Charleston. He was Program Manager for Tactical Towed Array Sonar Systems, and Program Director for Surface Ship and Helicopter ASW Systems for the Naval Sea Command in Washington, DC. After retirement in 1989, he was the Director of Programs, ARGOTEC, Inc.: and, oversaw the manufacture of advanced R&D models for large underwater acoustic projectors. From 1992 to 1996, he was a Senior Lecturer in the Marine Engineering Department of Texas A&M, Galveston. Since 1996, he has been an independent consultant for International Maritime Affairs.

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    Course Outline:

    1. Thumbnail History of Warfare from Beneath the Sea: From a glass-barrel in circa 300 BC, to SSN 774 in 2004.

    2. The Efficacy of Submarine Warfare — WWI and WWII: A Benefit/Cost Analysis to depict just how well Submarines Sink Ships!

    3. 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!

    4. Submarine Design & Construction: Fundamentals of Form, Fit, & Function, plus an analysis of ship-stability.

    5. Principles of Sound in the Sea: A basis for a rudimentary primer on the “Calculus of Acoustical Propagation.”

    6. Combat System Suite — Components & Nomenclature: In OHIO, LOS ANGELES, SEAWOLF, and VIRGINIA.

    7. Submarines of the World — by Order of Battle: How Many, from Where. To do What, to Whom?

    8. 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 Below!

    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

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      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