It can—if antisubmarine warfare sensors are upgraded to increase detection capabilities. Then the network can be used to reduce and manage uncertainty, for example, by providing dispersed ASW forces with a common, coherent tactical picture.
Today, it is hard to escape the discussion on the revolution in military affairs, the application of modern business practices to the military, and, in particular, the concept of network-centric warfare. Diverse opinions exist, most based on intuition, on the value of information technologies (IT) to the war fighter. We now must move beyond intuition and the perception of value in these changes by examining potential applications to specific warfare areas.