John J. Grossenbacher Commander, Submarine Force, U.S.
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Torpedoes and the Next Generation of
Exploring Naval History on the Ocean Floor
Submarines Propel Today's Submariners Into the Future
U.S. Radar Picket Submarines: Cold War
|On The Cover
The development of the Advanced SEAL Delivery System (ASDS), seen here hosted aboard USS Charlotte (SSN-766), will mark the beginning of a new era of submarine-based special operations. ASDS is designed for insertion and extraction of special operations forces and is a true transformational leap ahead of its operational predecessor, the Mk VIII SEAL Delivery Vehicle. UNDERSEA WARFARE Magazine had the opportunity to talk with two of the current ASDS pilots to find out what it�s like to sit behind the wheel of this revolutionary submersible � see page three for more!
Photo by Michael Roe, Northrop Grumman