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)