Dreamland--a place where the most brilliant minds create cutting-edge artillery and aircraft technology--launch their new remote-operated underwater probe called the Piranha to monitor tensions between the Indian and Chinese navies.
The technology was quite believable and and always seen to work better than expected. You got the feeling that Dreamland really does exist!
However, a joint air force / navy group is testing an advanced underwater imaging system called Piranha. Naturally Dreamland and 3 Megafortresses are tagged to run the initial tests. WHen things heat up in the Pacific, they deploy Piranha to keep track of the opposing fleets and prevent the conflagration.
The story is set in 1997, and some of the technology described here might have already made its way from the drawing board to implementation. Clearly, recent events in Afghanistan and Iraq demostrate US technically superiority over everyone else.
This book is tightly written and real joy to read. There is absolutely nothing described here that isn't possible and that's what makes it so great.