In 2040, the surface of the oceans will be under permanent surveillance. Surface vessels will be accurately tracked and monitored. More than ever, the underwater world will be the site of covert operations where navies will have to:
- Monitor wide underwater areas
- Face stealth and evolutive threats
- Operate submarines in very intricate environments
- Control and command remote vehicles and sensors
- Use smart weapons, countermeasures or original special means to counter particularly agile opponents
Based on an original presentation of the performance of underwater vehicles and their ability to evolve over the next decades, the presentation ultimately showcases Naval Group‘s vision of the underwater battlefield of the future that drives the company’s significant and continuous R&D investment.
Naval Group and its partners are proposing in this presentation an instrumented underwater world that enable collaborative work with:
- stealthier, more enduring and better-informed submarines
- safer and smarter underwater weapons
- efficient means of action for special forces, underwater intervention and seabed operations.
- highly autonomous underwater drones
All these vectors and remote sensors are coordinated by communication, control and command systems adapted to the opacity of the underwater environment in order to make navies able to:
- control/monitor underwater areas ten times larger than today without many resources
- detect and track stealthy targets without being detected themselves
- prepare complex operations while maintaining the surprise effect and allowing the concentration of forces (which are two of the fundamental principles of warfare)