Accession Number:

ADA633184

Title:

Undersea Warfare (USW) in the Navy After Next (2015-2030)

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

NAVAL UNDERSEA WARFARE CENTER DIV NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2002-01-11

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

With the end of the Cold War, the U.S. armed forces faced a changed environment. Heretofore, the armed forces were prepared to fight two major regional contingencies at the same time. Now these forces must be prepared to fight a series of limited conflicts e.g. the Gulf War, Kosovo, and provide humanitarian support e.g. Somalia efforts. The armed forces must be transformed so that they are capable of projecting force, rapidly and potently to stop aggression by combining precision with speed. They must also be prepared to counter threats from terrorist organizations. Specifically the U.S. Navy and Marines must be prepared to operate jointly with other U.S. armed services and with coalition forces to project power ashore with the least risk to allied personnel and ships. In order to do this the U.S. Navy must operate in and transfer Marines through both blue water oceans and brown water littorals in order to assure access to all theaters of operation. This paper will address our vision of the role of surface platforms in Undersea Warfare USW in the Navy After Next 2015-2030.

Subject Categories:

  • Undersea and Antisubmarine Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE