By Philip MacDougall
Based in 1570, Chatham Dockyard fast turned probably the most very important naval yards for the fix and development of warships, retaining a pre-eminent place for the following four hundred years. positioned at the River Medway, the backyard was once liable for the development of over 500 warships in all, those starting from easy naval pinnaces to first-rates that fought at Trafalgar, and concluding with the hunter-killer submarines of the nuclear age.
during this specific new heritage of the backyard from skilled neighborhood and maritime writer Philip MacDougall, specific realization is given to the ultimate two hundred years of the yard’s historical past, the artisans and labourers who labored ther,e and the altering tools utilized in the development of a few of the best warships to go into naval provider. Coinciding with the dockyard’s looking prestige as an international historical past website, this attention-grabbing background locations Chatham firmly in its total old context.
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ONR requires enterprisewide processes, such as those proposed in Chapters 3 and 4, to ensure that the Navy is able to capitalize on both needs- and opportunities-driven science and technology advances to anticipate and respond to future mission requirements. Recommendation: In planning the NNR-NE research portfolio, ONR should search for research directions and research topics by identifying both (a) emerging scientific and technological developments that hold promise for providing new capabilities or new technology options and (b) gaps in fundamental scientific and technical knowledge that are hindering fulfillment of needs identified by the operating Navy.
Defense planners. Among those under consideration are antiship ballistic missiles or cruise missiles that have not been previously evaluated. These and other weapons could require Navy ships to support more capable radar and other surveillance technologies as well as to operate further outside the range of new weapons. In addition, certain future weapons threats may encourage the Navy to develop new technologies to reduce ship signatures. Another type of threat could involve new tactics, an example of which could be cyberwarfare.
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