The Bleak Future of Undersea Warfare
Gravely Naval Research Group, Naval War College Newport United States
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The undersea warfare community is at a crossroads. Potential adversaries China and Russia have rapidly increased their capabilities in the undersea domain while the U.S. has remained relatively stagnant. The U.S. needs to change the way that it approaches operations in this domain or risk losing our once significant advantage. One key to accomplishing this change is an application of a Distributed Lethality concept across all domains, including the undersea domain. This is imperative for the Navy to succeed in future conflicts. The undersea warfare community must also address the rapid development and implementation of new technologies and weapons. Without these advancements, submarines will have a minimal affect in the distributed maritime operations strategy.
- Undersea and Antisubmarine Warfare