Moreover, this system also directs accurate and fast-reacting fusion, analysis and transmission of great amounts of sensor data to guarantee the efficient deployment of ships and other resources within the framework of combined operations, particularly in the complex threat scenario of littoral warfare
. Adapters included in these combat management systems' boundary components are vital to the tractability of the architecture to maintain a wide range of communication, sensors and weapon interfaces.
A specialist in counter terrorist and littoral warfare
. Was nominated to direct the Maldivian Defence forces in formulating a maritime security strategy and anti/counter terrorism doctrine, which was implemented in 2008 and remains as a MNDF foundation policy on counter terrorism at sea and on land.
The ships are intended primarily for littoral warfare
. However, they can operate at Sea State Seven (with waves up to nine metres/3oft in height), have a range of 2000nm (3706km), and could therefore also engage PRC warships far from Taiwan.
The difficult logic of littoral warfare
prompted Rear Admiral Yedidia Ya'ari of the Israel Navy to write twenty years ago, "I argue that when warships designed for the high seas enter the confined waters of the littoral arena, the fundamental relationships of maneuverability and firepower are upset," and "The surface ships now in commission were designed with the open ocean and distant defensive perimeters in mind; to keep deploying them to a playing field where, under the most optimistic assumptions, their survival requires as a normal operating mode the highest level of everything, all the time, is unhealthy and unrealistic in the long run." (12)
It is investing close to USD 3 bn for expanding littoral warfare
potential and has already inducted two nuclear submarines in its fleet.
Among the technological focus areas for ONR are hypervelocity and speed of light weapons, next generation ship hulls, advanced power and propulsion, electromagnetic weapons and littoral warfare
The four articles that follow highlight some of their work related to littoral warfare
Such an environment presents quite a challenge when it comes to protecting the vessels tasked with littoral warfare
. And as the mission of controlling the littoral battlespace has become more and more critical, so has protecting the vessels tasked with that mission.
Metrification of the Littorals: The concept of littoral warfare
continues to be studied and the expectation for a minimal amount of situational awareness accepted.
At the same time, the navy was conducting the Littoral Warfare
Advanced Development Sea Tests, which used various sonar devices and included high intensity (235 decibel) broadcasts.
As long as littoral warfare
remained a sideline to the main event on the high seas, this technological blind spot was considered not much more than an annoyance.