Autonomous Underwater Vehicles for Port Protection

  title={Autonomous Underwater Vehicles for Port Protection},
  author={Edoardo Bovio},
NATO’s present capability to deal with a terrorist threat to our ports is slow, dangerous, and inefficient. Ports are a challenging area within which to conduct MCM operations due to several factors: shipping movements, very shallow water, turbidity, confined space, mine burial due to muddy/silty conditions, and high clutter density. The shortfall in NATO’s ability to deal with this problem has been recognised by NATO Strategic Commanders who gave the highest priority to MCM for Force… CONTINUE READING
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