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Dr. Lee Willett

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Pacific future Forum - HMS Prince of Wales

UK Navy Chief details options for growing Royal Navy at-sea presence

The UK Royal Navy (RN) has options for increasing its presence at sea by growing platform numbers, ship availability, and forward deployment, Admiral Sir...
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UAVs can enhance carrier airwing range and numbers to address A2/AD threats

Integrating unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) with manned aviation can increase an aircraft carrier’s operational range and strike aircraft numbers in an operating environment where...
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Navy’s NAVPLAN Integration in a Contested Sea

As rivalry returns at sea, navies are seeking dominance at the strategic, operational, and tactical levels. In this context, using networked datalinks to enable,...
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Stealthy Sub-Surface Data Gatherers

The Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN) submarine service chief Captain Herman de Groot discusses the changing underwater operating environment and how the RNLN’s upgraded Walrus-class...
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Evolving Agile and Flexible Command at Sea

Commodore Michael Harris, Commodore Flotillas, discusses how the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) has been scaling its task group command structure to enhance operational flexibility. With...
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European Shipyards Build Individual and Collective Capability

Published in the February/March 2021 Issue - As Euro-Atlantic naval activity ramps up, key shipyards in the region are bringing their individual and combined...
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GCC Navies Build for Persistent Patrols in Home Waters

Published in the Middle East Feb/Mar 2021 Supplement - While international navies provide larger warships to patrol the waters of the Gulf, GCC nations...
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ESG amphibious capability boosts US, allied Euro-Atlantic presence

Published in the October/November 2020 issue - Rear Admiral Robert Katz, Commander explains how expeditionary strike groups are central to how the United States...
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NATO bears down on ASW

Exercise Dynamic Mongoose strengthens anti-submarine warfare skills and wider trans-Atlantic naval team building. The strategic, operational, and technological impact of the return of state-based naval...
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Sense, Send and Strike

The system modernisation programme for the Royal Canadian Navy’s four Victoria-class submarines is upgrading all three core elements of a submarine’s at-sea contribution to...

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