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 The nuclear depth charge configured ASROC was a relatively simple device, as it was nothing more complicated than a ballistic, unguided rocket with a depth charge as payload. The torpedo is a very sophisticated weapon, employing for its time, state of the art technology for the propulsion and guidance systems. The torpedo is about eight feet long, weighs about 600 pounds and is also carried in tubes on escort ships. After water entry, the torpedo powered up and chased the sub using either passive or active sonar. The nuclear depth charge configured ASROC was a relatively simple device, as it was nothing more complicated than a ballistic, unguided rocket with a depth charge as payload. The torpedo is a very sophisticated weapon, employing for its time, state of the art technology for the propulsion and guidance systems. The torpedo is about eight feet long, weighs about 600 pounds and is also carried in tubes on escort ships. After water entry, the torpedo powered up and chased the sub using either passive or active sonar.
  
-When employing either weapon, the idea was to place the weapon as close to the predicted position of the enemy sub and let the weapon work as designed. In the case of the depth charge, after water entry, it simply sank and detonated at a preset depth. The resulting shock wave did the rest -- water doesn'​t compress, but sub hulls do.+When employing either weapon, the idea was to place the weapon as close to the predicted position of the enemy sub and let the weapon work as designed. In the case of the depth charge, after water entry, it simply sank and detonated at a preset depth. The resulting shock wave did the rest.
  
 One of the few shortcomings of ASROC was its launch mode. Fired from canisters at a fixed ballistic angle, ASROC could provide only limited coverage without turning the ship. With the advent of Vertical Launch Systems (VLS) on the Navy's Spruance, Ticonderoga and Arleigh Burke classes of ships, NOSC re-designed ASROC for vertical launch mode, enabling the weapon to provide 360-degree ASW standoff capabilities for those ships, plus the high rate of fire characterizing VLS weapons. The ASROC capability has been in the fleet since 1960, and it is currently planned to continue as a viable anti-submarine weapon until the year 2025.### One of the few shortcomings of ASROC was its launch mode. Fired from canisters at a fixed ballistic angle, ASROC could provide only limited coverage without turning the ship. With the advent of Vertical Launch Systems (VLS) on the Navy's Spruance, Ticonderoga and Arleigh Burke classes of ships, NOSC re-designed ASROC for vertical launch mode, enabling the weapon to provide 360-degree ASW standoff capabilities for those ships, plus the high rate of fire characterizing VLS weapons. The ASROC capability has been in the fleet since 1960, and it is currently planned to continue as a viable anti-submarine weapon until the year 2025.###