U.S. Naval War College (NWC) and the Naval Undersea Warfare Center co-hosted a maritime surveillance systems workshop Feb. 12-14 at the college's McCarty-Little Hall.
The workshop was led by professor William Bundy, NWC's recently appointed associate provost for warfighting research and development and director of the VADM Samuel L. Gravely, Jr. Naval Warfare Research Group. The workshop was part of a continuing effort by the Gravely group to support advances in maritime dominance.
The three-day workshop, attended by over 40 experts in undersea warfare and maritime surveillance from around the Navy, focused on the undersea segment of maritime surveillance.
The Integrated Undersea Surveillance System (IUSS) is a system of fixed and mobile assets that have been a part of the Navy for decades. The goal of the workshop was to provide insight into future operational requirements of IUSS to Navy leadership.
"As the Navy looks toward operating environments beyond 2020, there is a need to prioritize science, technology and engineering design efforts in order to address increasingly dynamic and challenging futures," Bundy said.
"This workshop offered the undersea warfare community of interest an opportunity to survey the current state of maritime surveillance systems, assess research and development efforts and speak to the prioritization of investments in science and technology," he said.
This continuing NWC warfighting research and development effort supports the national defense and military strategies, as well as Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson’s "A Design for Maintaining Maritime Superiority, Version 2.0."