Navy takes new tack in effort to develop minisub in isles
By William Cole
Oct. 20, 2013
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COURTESY U.S. NAVY The Advanced SEAL Delivery System (ASDS), shown here riding on the back of the Pearl Harbor-based submarine USS Charlotte off Oahu, was beset with problems and, after a battery fire in Pearl City in 2008, is now being scrapped and cannibalized for parts. The minisubmarine could be replaced by new minisubs using off-the-shelf commercial technology, the Navy says.
shown here riding on the back of the Pearl Harbor-based submarine USS Charlotte off Oahu