Summary By Dave Van Zandt

The U.S. Navy is making significant changes to its anti-submarine spy program, known as the Integrated Undersea Surveillance System (IUSS), to improve its spying capabilities and address concerns about China’s military activities near Taiwan.

The revamp involves upgrading the current network of underwater acoustic spy cables, retrofitting surveillance ships, deploying unmanned sea drones, using “underwater satellite” sensors on the seafloor, and utilizing artificial intelligence software for data analysis.

The Navy’s main reasons for increasing surveillance are China’s growing naval power, Ukraine’s successful use of unmanned sea vehicles, and the vulnerability of large surface vessels to drone attacks.

Primary Sources: Reuters, Jerusalem Post

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