Mine Warfare Week Kicks Off on CIMSEC

By Dmitry Filipoff

This week CIMSEC will be featuring articles submitted in response to our Call for Articles issued in partnership with the U.S. Navy’s Program Executive Office for Unmanned and Small Combatants.

As Dr. Sam Taylor, Mine Warfare Lead at PEO USC discussed in the Call for Articles, “…the legacy MCM inventory is becoming increasingly costly to maintain and is rapidly approaching the end of its useful service life. Today the Navy is approaching a strategic juncture in MCM where a host of emerging technologies provide new opportunities for widening the traditional approach to mine warfare and could, if successfully executed, bring about a 21st Century renaissance in MCM.”

Below are the articles featuring during the topic week. We thank these authors for their contributions. 

Meeting the Mine Warfare Challenge with Unmanned Systems” by Andrea Daolio
The U.S. Navy Needs AWNIS for Mine Warfare” by LT Colin Barnard, USN
Embracing an Unmanned Solution for the U.S. Navy’s Mine Warfare Renaissance” by U.H. “Jack” Rowley and Craig Cates
Swarming to Solve the Navy’s MCM Problems” by Dr. Joseph Walsh III
A Pervasive and Persistent Approach to Mine Countermeasures” by Dr. Keith Aliberti and Mike Kobold

Dmitry Filipoff is CIMSEC’s Director of Online Content. Contact him at Content@cimsec.org

Featured Image: The Hirashima-class minesweeper JS Yakushima (MSC-602) detonates a mine (Japanese Ministry of Defense photo)

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