Bob Ballard: Cold War Officer, High-Tech Guru

September 2007
Military History;Sep2007, Vol. 24 Issue 6, p14
An interview with U.S. explorer and former Cold War officer Robert Ballard is presented. When asked about the risks being faced by contemporary submariners, he states that commanders of fast-attack submarines think of themselves as fighter pilots. He explains the importance of the multibeam sonar in submarine warfare. He also describes future battlefields of mountainous terrain.


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