Accession Number : ADA306545

Title :   NAVY-21 UPDATE: Implications of Advancing Technology for Naval Operations in the Twenty-First Century.

Corporate Author : NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL WASHINGTON DC

PDF Url : ADA306545

Report Date : 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 70

Abstract : In the summer of 1988, the National Research Council issued the Naval Studies Board's report Implications of Advancing Technology for Naval Operations in the Twenty-First Century, known as Navy 21 (National Academy Press, Washington, D.C.). The study had been carried out over the previous 18 months, at the U.S. Navy's request. In the terms of reference for that study, the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) asked how future technological trends might change Navy force structure, what the impact of those changes on U.S. maritime strategy might be, and how the Soviet Union might respond. The study involved 188 civilian experts and 22 Navy and Marine Corps liaison officers. It was informally agreed when the study was completed that it represented a broad and solid base from which to continue to examine the Navy's future problems, and that it would be useful to reexamine the position of the Navy and the country every 5 to 10 years, to see what trends had been reinforced, what trends had changed, and how the differences would affect the Navy from then on. The purpose of this report is to revisit the 1988 Navy-21 forecast of Navy trends and technological opportunities in light of world events in the 5-year period from 1988 to 1993. A few major themes emerged from this update of the 1988 Navy-21 report, as indicated: (1) Orienting to a New Environment; (2) The Information War Is Crucial: Intelligence, Combat Information Network, Battle Management; (3) Air and Surface Forces: A New Balance-Precision Strike, Focused Defense; (4) Amphibious Forces: Enhanced Force Projection Ashore; Countermine Critical; (5) Undersea Forces: Other Than Strategic Forces, Shore Oriented; and (6) New Approaches to Managing Technology and People Issues for Urgent Navy Attention.

Descriptors :   *UNDERSEA WARFARE, *NAVAL OPERATIONS, *NAVAL PLANNING, MILITARY INTELLIGENCE, COMMAND CONTROL COMMUNICATIONS, USSR, ELECTRONIC WARFARE, MILITARY STRATEGY, WEAPON SYSTEMS, MINE COUNTERMEASURES, AMPHIBIOUS OPERATIONS, GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM, SHIP DEFENSE SYSTEMS.

Subject Categories : Naval Surface Warfare
      Undersea and Antisubmarine Warfare

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