Entering Missions via the main menu I select the Kilo Demo mission.
The orders are clear and concise. Intercept and sink a transiting cargo ship.
The brief is, “A cargo ship is transiting to the Kuril Islands to resupply an occupying force. The cargo ship is being escorted by a U.S. frigate. Sink the cargo ship before it crosses the Goal Line and is out of reach.”
“Do not attack any other vessels, including neutral shipping and the escorting FFG”
I curse at not being able to attack the enemy of my country, but orders are orders. Maybe if he attacks me…
After loading out my submarine with the torpedoes that I feel that will best aid me in my assigned mission…
…I start the mission.
I find myself submerged off the coast of Japan in shallow water. Extra care will be required as there is no possibility of going deep and attempting to hide under a thermal layer.
I do not have to wait long before two sound contacts are detected in the Broadband Sonar station.
Before marking the targets off, I go to the Narrowband Sonar station in an attempt to identify the sound contacts.
Utilizing the Narrowband Classification Filter (i.e. the computer filters the available profiles to those that most closely match the one selected with the Selection Overlay.) From those suggested I filter the platforms and after careful deliberation conclude that the two sounds contacts are a freighter and a tanker. I am certain that neither is my assigned target. For the moment, I am happy to accept this.
I mark the off the two contacts in the Broadband Sonar station. This updates the Navigation station with the bearing of the two contacts that are automatically assigned the ID tags of S01 & S02 (S for sonar). The distances are the default 10000 meters for a sonar contact.