Part II - The Market for Special Mission Aircraft 2010-2019: Briefing Paper

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The collapse of the Soviet Union cut the level of the submarine threat for Western defence planners, but the ongoing acquisition of short-range, ultra-quiet non-nuclear- powered boats by nations around the world has brought the submarine threat back into focus. The worry now is less about a worldwide naval battle between the West and the former USSR and more about the threat posed by these subs to shipping and Western naval vessels in conflict areas.

This briefing paper has been produced in preparation for Defence IQ's upcoming Airborne Early Warning and Battle Management conference, to be held on 18-20 January 2011 in Cologne, Germany. Click here to learn more.