The future role of the submarine




Not since the Cold War has the world seen such a widespread interest and effort to build (or rebuild) submarine fleets. With littoral operations attracting more military activity and discussions over anti-access/area-denial (A2/AD) becoming more urgent, there appears to be a common belief that the next major battlespace will be influenced heavily by naval superiority – and subsea dominance could be the deciding factor. However, while the appeal of stealth fleets persists, the ocean is...
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