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Worcestershire's airborne electronics warfare wonderland

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'tested new airborne radar systems that allowed aircraft to detect underwater submarines,'

Strictly speaking they detected the bit of the submarine above the water, radar being generally rubbish at penetrating water. Having said that I believe they were managing to detect periscopes and snorkels which is tricky even with 1970s era radars (I haven't used anything more modern than a '70s radar with a '90s DSP although I'd imagine modern digital processing would improve things).

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