Maritime Matters

Game-changing Technologies for Future Naval Operations

31 Mar, 2018    ·   5455

Dr Vijay Sakhuja considers why naval planners may need new strategies and fleet architecture reliant on emerging technologies

Two new weapon technologies - Solid State Lasers (SSLs) and Electromagnetic Railgun (EMRG) - can augment ship defence against incoming missiles, high speed projectiles and unmanned vehicles/drones. Experts argue that if these are successfully deployed, surface warfare could witness a