It is widely accepted that new and emerging underwater threats are primarily asymmetric. New threats mean new mission requirements and those in turn mean new platforms and programmes. With increased government investment in underwater systems and solutions, key naval suppliers are looking to take advantage of this lucrative market. At the same time, navies are keen to keep up to speed with the directions in which other countries and NATO are heading.
The Fourth Annual Underwater Battlespace conference will examine the latest international developments in underwater requirements, platforms and systems in response to new and emerging threats. All programmes and developments will be analysed in the context of modern underwater operations, with the paramount importance of undersea connectivity and networked capability. Detailed briefings will be provided by some of the world’s most forward-thinking navies and underwater research organisations. Underwater Battlespace 2006 is the ideal forum to meet with key military decision makers and leading industry players involved in the development of the strategy, doctrine and systems required for successful future underwater operations. Speakers will come from a wide range of military, research and industry organisations.