Author: Marta Belinha

Sea Defence: Using scenarios to explore the challenges for naval platforms

Introduction to Sea Defence   Navies operated by EU member states face new challenges, such as geopolitical tensions in key maritime areas threatening European Sea Line of Communication, increased pressure from non-allied navies and technological disruptions (high-speed or even hypersonic missiles and unmanned vehicles, possibly in swarms). The SEA Defence project is based on the conviction that cooperation at the European level with the support of the European Commission is necessary to preserve the excellence and the competitiveness of the European naval industry as well as to provide state-of-the-art and interoperable technologies to European navies.   [vc_column_text]SEA Defence unites in one unique consortium the main naval shipyards and some maritime research and technology organisations (RTO) in the EU. The consortium consists of: Damen Holding (coordinator), Fincantieri, Naval Group, Navantia, SAAB Kockums, SEA Europe, thyssenkrupp Marine Systems, Odense Maritime Technology, Lürssen Defence, TNO, MARIN, Centro Technológico Naval. The overarching goal of the consortium is to...

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