Ahead of this year's Support Ships Conference, we spoke exclusively to Rear Admiral Dee Mewbourne, Commander, Military Sealift Command about the role that MSC plays in supporting US operations and how innovations in fleet maintenance and the defence supply chain are having an impact on our community.
This article will cover:
- How the support and auxiliary fleet will need to adapt from point of design
- Insight on how MSC works with the UK and other NATO partners to address operational challenges
- How an evolving operational climate will affect the provision of sealift in the future
The value of the market for Naval Support Ships is forecast at $10 Billion over the next 10 years. A number of navies are undertaking acquisition programmes intended to recapitalise their afloat replenishment and maritime logistics capabilities.
This report will explore selected programmes and requirements, followed by a holdings report detailing the world’s naval support vessels, in service, on order and planned.
With insights from over 100 individuals within the maritime sector this report demonstrates how the support ship market needs to adapt in order to exploit a digitised military supply chain, and what the complexity and speed of global maritime operations will mean for the way that growing naval support and logistics are delivered.