• Advancing ASW through coherent signal processing and cooperative engagement in undersea warfare;

  • Becoming able to clear mines rapidly during expeditionary operations;

  • Ability of small units to neutralize large, built-up, populated areas with minimal casualties and collateral damage;

  • A logistic system based on the use of modern information technology with lift, ships, and processes tailored for supporting forces at sea and ashore from the sea;

  • Modeling and simulation applied to acquisition, readiness, deterrence, and warfare: theory and methods to suit the needs of future naval forces for deterrence and warfare.

Recommendation 2: Design, implement, and sustain a vigorous program of naval systems R&D to create the new capabilities.

This program should capitalize as much as possible on commercial technology development, while sustaining Department of the Navy science and technology and advanced development oriented toward specific naval force needs that the commercial world will not meet. The areas to be covered are described in the eight panel reports that present in detail the results of this study.



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