Antisubmarine (adjective)

Designed or used for detecting or destroying enemy submarines.


Mid 20th century: from anti- + submarine.


  1. Antisubmarine warfare is a critical component of naval defense.
  2. Antisubmarine patrols are regularly conducted in areas where enemy submarines are suspected.
  3. The antisubmarine warfare capabilities of a navy can play a decisive role in determining the outcome of a conflict.
  4. Antisubmarine weapons include depth charges, torpedoes, and sonar systems.
  5. Advanced antisubmarine technologies are constantly being developed to keep pace with the changing tactics of enemy submarines.
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