An attack submarine is a submersible vessel which is armed and equipped to attack enemy warships and strike targets inland, located either on an island or on a continent. Propelled by nuclear or conventional power, a modern attack submarine of the US or British navy is armed to destroy land targets located 1,500 km away from the coast as it is fitted out with anti-bunker cruise missiles. It features stealth technology and advanced sonar, radar and other electronic equipment, which render it able to comunicate globally with other vessels or a command base on the continent. It has also the capability to surreptitiouly put an entire special forces team on an enemy coast.
List of attack submarine classes in service
– Astute-class (United Kingdom)
– Los Angeles-class (USA)
– Seawolf-class (USA)
– Virginia-class (USA)
– Type 212 (Germany)
– Sierra-class (Russia)