Submarine Survivability Program

Our Contribution

The SSN/SSGN survivability program ensures our submarines stay hidden regardless of new technology, changing mission requirements, and increasingly sophisticated adversaries. We take a fundamental physics approach to understanding submarine detection and counterdetection by developing detailed models validated with full-scale sea tests. This year’s studies, analyses, and sea tests improved our understanding of the physics of submarine stealth, allowing submarine operators to develop better tactical guidance and allowing the resourcing and acquisition communities to establish requirements—and ultimately to shape designs of the next-generation fast-attack submarine.

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