While global naval budgets are increasingly constrained, the current threat context is forcing allies to re-assess their capabilities and to look into their future procurement.
In this exclusive free report, more than 500 respondents shared their priorities in terms of procurement and their challenges and what they believe the key trends will be in the upcoming years, from both the military and the industry. Their views are supported by an insight into the current global naval market.
Communication and data sharing are a vital element of successful combined operations and C2 structures across all allied systems must be interoperable and compatible in order to achieve true interoperability.
Ahead of Surface Warships 2018, we had the opportunity to discuss with Commander Andreas Uhl from the Department of Planning in the Group Future Development of the German Navy and speaker at the conference, on the need for better interoperability between allies during multinational operations and what needs to be done to make 'interoperability-by-design' a reality.
The current threat context requires navies from across the globe to find and use the right training tools to enable their fleet to achieve overall readiness at all times. Technology is to have a huge impact on the training landscape, but the real challenge now is to use it in the right conditions.
Ahead of the eighth annual Surface Warships conference, Defence IQ asked Andy Fawkes, consultant and former UK Ministry of Defence simulation policy lead and speaker at the 2018 edition about his views on the ever-changing training systems and simulation landscape, their relevance in the current threat context, how technology can improve training and how he sees the future of naval training.