Naval Warfare magazine: European forecast, amphibious ships, network defences and more
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While the high-profile case of the USS Theodore Roosevelt has proved an object exercise in how not to do PR, many further lessons await the world's navies as the COVID-19 crisis unfolds.
As the cyber domain comes to permeate all areas of military activity, naval vessels need to be designed from the keel up with robust network defences.
THE ART OF THE POSSIBLE
Transforming what was traditionally a single-purpose weapon, future generations of torpedoes could feature multiple detonation modes, function as a defensive capability or even serve a secondary role as ISR nodes.
Other features include:
IN HARM'S WAY
Landing helicopter dock and landing platform dock fleets are now widely regarded as too vulnerable for the amphibious assault role they were designed for. Shephard investigates their potential future task set and what kind of vessel could perform their originally intended mission.
Rescuing crews from a stricken submarine at depth is a challenging task requiring rapid deployment of highly specialised equipment and personnel. Shephard takes an in-depth look at NATO’s joint capability in this area.
With the ability to patrol ever further out into territorial waters, and yet cheap enough to procure in quantity, the OPV is becoming the asset of choice for non-combat naval missions.
While many European navies are aiming to refresh their vessel inventories in the next decade, the inevitable impact of COVID-19 on budgets could curtail these efforts.
The Gulf of Guinea and its surrounding waters continue to suffer from elevated levels of piracy and robbery at sea. Shephard examines the causes of the problem and how it might be combated using lessons learned from other parts of the world.
Naval soft-kill technology is evolving to counter new and increasingly diverse threats as missiles increase in sophistication.
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