The significant increase in submarine activity seen over the last three years in the Atlantic region and the proliferation of diesel submarines in Asia offer a strong indication of the direction of travel in Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW).
In this exclusive interview, the chairman of this year’s Anti-Submarine Warfare conference, retired Rear Adm. Bob Tarrant CB, former Commander Operations of the Royal Navy, shares his insight on the current threat that submarines pose to NATO’s security and how that threat is driving ASW force development.
Read this interview to learn more about his view on:
- The threat potential adversaries’ submarines pose to NATO’s security.
- The key changes of NATO’s ASW doctrine and force structure to adapt and meet the threat.
- The capabilities that will define future undersea warfare.
- What the unmanned/manned blend will look like for future submarine forces and how this will impact the ASW mission set.
- The barriers that prevent the integration of airborne, surface and sub-surface assets to deliver a fully joint approach to ASW.
- What he looks most forward to at this year’s Anti-Submarine Warfare conference.