The Future Role of the Submarine

The Future Role of the Submarine

What technologies will be moving beneath the waves in the coming decades? And how will navies adapt to these changes?
Not since the Cold War has the world seen such a widespread interest and effort to build (or rebuild) submarine fleets. With littoral operations attracting more military activity and discussions over anti-access/area-denial (A2/AD) becoming more urgent, there appears to be a common belief that the next major battlespace will be influenced heavily by naval superiority – and subsea dominance could be the deciding factor. Defence IQ explores future submarine and submersible considerations, including unmanned systems, recruitment pressures and special operations in the littorals...


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