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UDT 2016: Anti-access, area denial focus for Norway

1st June 2016 - 10:00 GMT | by Richard Thomas in Oslo


As UDT 2016 gets underway, the Norwegian government is recognising that maritime anti-access and sea lane denial is becoming increasingly important, as countries see their area of responsibility expanding.

Reports indicate a spike in underwater military activity in northern European waters, particularly from Russia, as it begins to reassert a naval capability that has lain quiet since the fall of the Soviet Union. In particular, the GUIK gap is now openly talked of as an area of concern.

Speaking to Shephard, an official from the office of Norwegian State Secretary for Defense Oystein Bø, who will open the event …

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