Undersea warfare is one of the three subdivisions of naval warfare; others being surface & aerial warfare. It consists of all kind of military equipment used under water such as submarines and SONAR systems. Undersea warfare has four divisions: Submarine warfare, anti-submarine warfare, mine warfare and mine countermeasures. Undersea defense is necessary to protect territorial water boundary of the country, to thwart threat of sea mines, including underwater explosive devices by terrorists. Such expanding threats are going to boost undersea warfare market. Undersea warfare includes missions both offensive and defensive, which involves undersea infrastructure, surveillance, insertion of Special Forces, and destroying or neutralizing enemy military forces.
Unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) are emerging as ISR (intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance) assets which are also used in anti-submarine warfare, mine counter-measures and offensive operations. UUV’s ISR technologies are less developed than unmanned aerial vehicles because of insufficient R&D funds allocation. However, global unmanned underwater vehicle market is expected to grow at a higher rate, primarily driven by the growing use of sensors in defense for scanning, detecting, mapping, and remote sensing.
Technological advancements are going to revolutionize undersea warfare sector primarily driven by growth in computer processing power. These changes are anticipated to generate new capabilities to find submarines; improvements to submarines with improved secrecy and submerged endurance; and new underwater weapon, sensor and communication systems. Additionally, new detection techniques are developing that can detect without noise submarines, which could make submarine operations more risky in future.
Countries have increased their investments in undersea equipment; Australia, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia have shown significant investments in up gradation and procurement of undersea fleets.
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