Accession Number : ADA328400

Title :   Implications of Advancing Technology for Naval Operations in the Twenty-First Century. Volume 1. An Overview (Navy-21).

Corporate Author : NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL WASHINGTON DC NAVAL STUDIES BOARD

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Report Date : 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 108

Abstract : This report of the Naval Studies Board (NSB) explores, at the request of the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), trends in technology that may affect the Navy in the twenty-first century. In initiating the study, the CNO asked how the 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. To answer these questions, the Naval Studies Board as a whole constituted itself as the study panel, and established a number of subgroups, including many individuals representing all the relevant areas of expertise, to deal with specific areas of technology and specific issues in the application and integration of the technology. The participants- -along with the resulting reports- -are listed in the introductory pages of this volume. The study organization is shown in the diagram on the next page. The study was organized around the broad technological areas from which maritime power flows. Special attention was given to those areas of technology (see Volume III) projects) (hat the panel believes will become particularly important to naval forces in the future. Altogether, some 138 people participated in this study over the period from January 1987 to May 1988. Close coordination with the Navy and Marine Corps was maintained through the efforts of some 22 liaison officers. Many prior NSB studies and relevant recent or ongoing studies by other groups and Services were used as background, in addition to the original work performed by the panel. The Advisory Council reviewed the study results periodically and provided invaluable advice on directions, scope, and interpretation.

Descriptors :   *NAVAL OPERATIONS, *NAVAL WARFARE, *TECHNOLOGY FORECASTING, WEAPONS, USSR, MILITARY STRATEGY, NAVAL AVIATION, ORGANIZATIONS, NAVY, MANPOWER, MISSIONS, NAVAL LOGISTICS, MILITARY FORCE LEVELS, MILITARY PLANNING, BATTLE MANAGEMENT.

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Naval Surface Warfare
      Undersea and Antisubmarine Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE