Anti-Submarine Detection Investigation Committee

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ASDIC (Anti-Submarine Detection Investigation Committee)

A type of sonar used by the Allies for detecting submarines during the Second World War.

What is ASDIC(Anti-Submarine Detection Investigation Committee)?

ASDIC is actually the abbreviation for Allied or Anti Submarine Detection Investigation Committee, but is mostly used as the name for a location system developed by the latter to detect submerged submarines , a forerunner of sonar . It was used for the first time by the Allied forces in World War I , and later technically improved in World War II. It works with sound waves that are reflected from submerged boats. Based on the transit time and the direction, the approximate position and diving depth of the located submarine could be determined.

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