In this exclusive interview conducted ahead of this year’s Maritime ISR Global conference, Captain Frederik Palmquist, Commander 4th Naval Warfare Flotilla, Swedish Navy shares insights on conducting undersea ISR in congested, contested and littoral maritime environments.
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Captain Palmquist will attend Maritime ISR Global 2019, where he will brief undersea ISR in a multi-domain theatre of operations. More information can be found here.
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Defence IQ: What specific challenges does the Baltic Sea pose for naval forces generally and their ISR assets in particular?
Captain Palmquist: The Baltic Sea is extremely shallow and confined. 20 years ago, we stated that it was very hard to hide in it because you could be simultaneously detected or engaged by weapon systems from land, air, surface and subsurface. The same thing is true today and will be in the future, but it will be harder to hide in air and on the surface. Moreover, as the number of unmanned systems on the market is increasing, it will be a challenge in coming years to…
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