Anti-Submarine Helicopters use specially-designed sensors and weapon systems to singlehandedly find, track, and even destroy submarines.
One of the biggest fears of submarines are specially designed military helicopters developed with anti-submarine warfare capabilities. Such aircraft have grown enormously in the latest years. But how does a helicopter of this type work, and why are the most sophisticated products so efficient in their role?
First of all, anti-submarine warfare helicopters serve in naval environments, while they mainly operate on vessels (with a suitable hangar), alone, or with one more to two other similar aircraft. Their role is clear: anti-submarine warfare helicopters serve as aircraft that search, detect and track enemy submarines and underwater vehicles. Many of the most modern helicopters of this type can perform attack operations, although the payload limits its firepower. There are secondary tasks and missions that these aircraft can complete, but their main concern is finding every enemy submarine, using their specially designed sensors and systems. Let’s see what are the ten most sophisticated helicopters of this kind capable of.