Conducting undersea ISR in a multi-domain theatre of operations

Conducting undersea ISR in a multi-domain theatre of operations

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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Download the interview to get Captain Palmquist’s answers to the following questions:

  • How would you characterise the maritime operating environment of the future? What features would define it? 
  • What specific challenges does the Baltic Sea pose for naval forces generally and their ISR assets in particular? 
  • Enhancing undersea detection is a priority for NATO’s members and partners. Can you talk us through the challenges of conducting undersea surveillance in congested, contested and littoral maritime environments? 
  • Which advanced maritime technologies will define the ISR enterprise of the future? 
  • Our conference is focused on building an integrated, multi-domain ISR enterprise that can leverage a family of platforms and systems to support MDA and command and control, even in the most complex theatres? How do you view that challenge, and would such a concept be enough to support readiness for naval forces – as they prepare for high-intensity operations?


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


Below is a preview of the interview:

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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