Protection in ports: countering underwater intruders
The advance of new capability depends on many things: the state of the art in technology, the clarity of the mission and requirements, the knowledge of the threat, the means of response, and, for developers, the state of the supporting literature. These are reviewed here insofar as they drive the advance of capability against underwater intruders for the protection of assets, both military and civilian, in ports and harbours. Thepurpose is to give more coherent direction toward new capability where fragmentation and fashion without substance have too often appeared. The review is based on technology demonstrations, a literature search, international meetings, and experimentation undertaken at NURC for protection in ports during 2006.
SourceOriginally published in: UDT Europe, Undersea Defence Technology Europe, Naples, Italy, 5-7 June 2007
Kessel, Ronald T.