- Jun 3, 2005
This has already been done. Like I said, that carrier was toasted. They had an entire battlegroup on alert in mid-exercise, and yet they found NOTHING until that Chinese sub popped up to basically say "Bang, you dead". So yes, Chinese subs can currently sneak up and kill carriers with impunity.That's why Carriers travel in battlegroups. Good luck getting near them either by plane, ship or sub.
Yeah, you ever play 688? Banging away with active sonar isn't guaranteed to find your enemy, but sure as hell guarantees they find YOU. It's a fast way to get dead. Imagine that you're a bunch of guys groping about in the dark with guns. You all have flashlights. You think "No problem, I'll just turn on my flashlight...". You MIGHT see them, they sure as fuck DO see YOU.Silence isn't all that important in modern submarines, if they really wanted to find you they'd use active sonar. The main advantage of being submersible is being invisible to radar, rather then merely being "stealthy" to it ie not at all.