Addressing the ‘data gap’ in amphibious warfare C2
In Defense News, our Domain Advisor Andy Woodford outlines what can be done to help overcome the challenges of C2 in amphibious operations.
- U.S. Marines march to the beach from a landing craft utility boat as part of an amphibious assault for exercise Baltic Operations 2019. (MC3 Jack D. Aistrup/U.S. Navy)*
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Amphibious operations are firmly in the back of the mind for NATO and its allies as they pivot away from protracted asymmetric conflicts and ready themselves for expeditionary warfare. Central to their success in a contested environment — and especially against a peer or near-peer adversary — is effective command and control, in particular during the initial stages of an operation when a 'data gap' can exist.
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