By Paolo Franchi
Analysis of ASW serials conducted during exercise Dynamic Mongoose 15 using MSTPA. Strode, Christopher. CMRE-FR-2015-010. September 2015.
This report presents the results of ASW exercise reconstructions using the Multistatic Tactical Planning Aid (MSTPA). In addition to ingesting standard positional sitreps and tactical narratives, the tool may be used to simulate range dependent sonar performance. This allows for a more detailed analysis of a given serial in which the reasons behind submarine detections may be explored in terms of both acoustic propagation and target strength. The analysis presented here shows excellent agreement between predicted detection opportunities and reported sub-marine detections made by the surface assets. Further, the analysis may be used to explore periods in which submarine detection was predicted but not realised. It is envisaged that this type of analysis may be used to increase the learning opportunities of NATO ASW exercises.