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UDT 2018: RN platform numbers no longer a barometer for power

27th June 2018 - 17:24 GMT | by Beth Maundrill in Glasgow


Royal Navy (RN) officials have suggested that future military capability and power against aggressors will be expressed not through platform numbers but through a system of systems approach.

This means capability management will now focus on remote sensing and autonomous systems and the sensors that these platforms carry.

‘We are probably going to have to do so under the reality that we are unable to grow the number of platforms and therefore in ASW and underwater battlespace terms we are going to have to move away from platform-centric capability management and towards something for effects base,’  Capt Hywel Griffiths, Royal Navy DG

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Beth Maundrill


Beth Maundrill

Beth is Deputy Editor - Land at Shephard Media, managing coverage across all formats of …

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