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Mine Warfare in Great Power Competition

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Authors
Eldred, Ross A.
Simard, Matthew
Subjects
offensive mine warfare
Great Power Competition
electromagnetic pulse
EMP
Wreck Interior Exploration Vehicle
WIEVLE
lighter-than-air gas delivery system
LTA
Resetting Anchor Antenna Tether Mechanism
RAATM
Shi
Chinese Communist Party
CCP
Advisors
Date of Issue
2021
Date
2021
Publisher
Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School
Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School.
Language
en_US
Abstract
Offensive mine warfare is a domain of growing importance to naval operations. The ability to project power, especially in areas of denied access to traditional naval power, is increasingly important in this era of near-peer, Great Power competition. Understanding the foundational purpose of offensive mining operations, within the context of current and potential threat environments, will enable a better understanding of how such devices and their employment doctrine can be transformed for maximum effect. The development of smart, mobile mine networks - capable of operating in littoral, very shallow environments " for example, may prove essential to modern seabed and mine warfare. Systems and mission engineering processes can be applied to develop potentially-disruptive new offensive mine warfare missions, evaluate technological capabilities, and identify specific needs, requirements and performance measures for such missions. This research supports DCNO N9 - Warfare Systems and ONR S&T Code 33 goals of advancing unmanned sea platforms, autonomy and power, and undersea weapons.
Type
Report
Description
NPS NRP Executive Summary
Department
Systems Engineering
Organization
Naval Research Program (NRP)
Identifiers
NPS Report Number
Sponsors
N9 - Warfare Systems
Funder
This research is supported by funding from the Naval Postgraduate School, Naval Research Program (PE 0605853N/2098). https://nps.edu/nrp
Chief of Naval Operations (CNO)
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Citation
Distribution Statement
Approved for public release. Distribution is unlimited. 
Rights
This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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