|I wonder if it would be worthwhile to have an AUV version of something like the ASDS sub loaded with NLOS-LS modules? You could launch the AUV, park it on the bottom just offshore, move your manned sub a large distance away, and have it carry out a preset mission. It would surface to carry out its mission and launch 2 or 3 containers full of NLOS-LS PAM's (30 to 45 missiles). This would of course require a water-tight, pressure container with hatches for the NLOS-LS.
Alternatively a watertight NLOS-LS container could be made that would simply be dropped off on the bottom and have a self-contained bouyancy/surfacing system and retractible antenna for surface communications. The AUV - or even a seal manned submersible would drop these off on the bottom.
In either case, no manned sub is even nearby when the missiles are launched.