Afloat Support and Naval Logistics Sector Report 2009
We respect your privacy, by submitting this form you agree to having your details passed onto the sponsor who may promote similar products and services related to your area of interest. For further information on how we process and monitor your personal data click here.
While most navies operate their own support vessels, Contractorisation of Sealift and Contractor Logistic Support (CLS) are other options available, whose cost benefits and impact on naval operations are being hotly debated. Nevertheless, many new programmes and requirements are emerging for Afloat Support Vessels, including the Military Afloat Reach and Sustainability (MARS) programme in the U.K. Scandinavia is a region particularly active in this sphere at present–in Denmark, the Absalon class ships have entered service in recent years, while Norway and Sweden are both exploring options for afloat replenishment and support ships.
Meanwhile, revolutionary designs are being developed in the United States in the forms of the Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV) and the T-Craft Sea Base Connector.
At least 18 navies are known to have plans for new support vessels.
Editor's note: Find out more about this topic at Afloat Support and Naval Logistics 2010 on January 27-28, 2010 in Kensington, London.
TO READ THE FULL STORY
Please note: That all fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required.