Submarine QOTW - 4 DEC 2015
BackgroundToday's submarine questions arise from the perspective of a very formidable overhead hunter. Take a good look at the Navy's P8-A Poseidon which, since 2013, has been gradually replacing its fleet predecessors, the P-3 Orions as the chief U.S. maritime patrol aircraft .
Questions of the Week1 - What are this aircraft's stated missions?
2 - How much (approximately) does each unit cost befor add-ons?
3 - Ultimately, the Navy plans to buy 108 P-8A aircraft from Boeing. What percentage of the service’s fleet of P-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft, which are approaching the end of operational life are slated for replacement?
4 - What operation is executed in the photo above?
5 - What is the purpose of the incendiaries shown?
6 - How does the aircraft defend itself?
7 - Aircraft missile warning systems typically operate at ultraviolet wavelengths to detect plumes of incoming heat-seeking missiles. Ultraviolet sensors, however, are best at detection of relatively older missiles. Why?
8 - What modernized development is used to thwart newer missiles in a more chaotic battle environment?
ANSWERS: Wednesday, 9 DEC 15.
Submarines are always silent and strange.