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Anti-Submarine Warfare: How the Royal Navy is staying at the forefront of technological innovation

Anti-Submarine Warfare: How the Royal Navy is staying at the forefront of technological innovation

As submarine activity increases in NATO’s AOR, the successful application of innovation is critical to supporting the overall readiness of submarine forces is proving critical for Alliance members and partners. Ahead of this year’s Anti-Submarine Warfare conference, Defence IQ gained exclusive insight from Rear Admiral John Weale, ACNS Submarines & Rear Admiral Submarines, Royal Navy.

Download this interview to learn more about:

  • His view on future undersea warfare and the characteristics that will define the future operating environment
  • How the Royal Navy can achieve readiness for its submarine forces
  • How the increase in focus on ASW impacts the way NATO’s submarine forces man, equip and train 
  • How the UK’s hunter-killers support a full-spectrum approach to future ASW for the UK and its partners
  • How he envisions keeping the Royal Navy at the forefront of innovation for its submarines

At Anti-Submarine Warfare, Rear Admiral Weale will deliver an opening keynote address on the UK’s hunter-killers and the future of undersea warfare. 


Preparing for future undersea warfare: Insights from Rear Admiral (Retd.) Robert Tarrant CB

Preparing for future undersea warfare: Insights from Rear Admiral (Retd.) Robert Tarrant CB

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

In this exclusive interview, the Chairman of this year’s Anti-Submarine Warfare conference, Rear Admiral (Retd.) Bob Tarrant CB, former Commander Operations of the Royal Navy, shares his exclusive insight on the current threat that submarines pose to NATO’s security and how that threat is driving ASW force development

Download 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