Naval Technology

Taiwan's naval defense industry has consistently prioritized maintaining a credible defense posture, especially given the strategic importance of its maritime domain. The island nation has significantly invested in its naval defense, with a focus on indigenous shipbuilding capabilities. On September 28, 2023, Taiwan officially launched its first Hai Kun class (Indigenous Defense Submarine) diesel-electric submarine Hai Kun.

Exail, the French shipbuilding company, is spearheading a revolution in underwater special operations with the introduction of the swimmer delivery vehicle PSM3G (Propulseur sous-marin de 3ème Génération) swimmer delivery vehicle. This groundbreaking addition to the Barracuda-class submarines is specifically designed to cater to the requirements of marine commandos, thereby significantly enhancing the capabilities of the French Navy's special forces.

According to information published by The Arctic Institute on April 11, 2023, the new Maritime Doctrine of the Russian Federation, released in July 2022, reveals Russia's ambitions to become a great maritime power and its recognition of the Arctic as the most important region for its strategic interests.

On March 13, 2023, the heads of state of the United Kingdom, Australia, and the United States met and agreed that Australia would acquire three American Virginia class submarines. But in the longer term, they would develop a new class of submarine called the Aukus class, inspired by the design of the Royal Navy's Astute class. Let's make a comparison between the Virginia class and the Astute class.

According to information published by the Eurasian Times on December 28, 2022, a Chinese Carrier Strike Group (CSG) led by the aircraft carrier Liaoning has been carrying out military drills in the western Pacific, simulating attacks on Japan’s Nansei Islands. A few days later, China sent 47 aircraft to the Taiwan Strait. This represents the largest incursion into the island's airspace in recent months.

According to information published by the Chinese MoD on December 25, 2022, the PLA Eastern Theater Command conducted the joint combat-readiness security patrol and joint firepower striking exercise involving troops of multiple services and arms in the waters and airspace around Taiwan Island. Let's imagine the scenarios of an attempt by China to take over the island in the years to come.

Today’s defence scenarios require absolute dominance of the airspace, irrespective of the threats and the operational complexity. The need for Integrated Air and Missile Defence (IAMD) solutions is even more significant since they allow a synergistic approach and the coordination in real-time of all available sensors and weapons, making it possible to counter any kind of threats. The advanced radar technology of Leonardo's KRONOS family fits perfectly into this ecosystem.

According to information released on November 4, 2021, Raytheon Missiles & Defense, a Raytheon Technologies business, in partnership with the Office of U.S. Naval Research, completed successful demonstrations of the Network Cooperative Radar program, an advanced radar system solution that supports the U.S. Navy’s goal of creating distributed sensing networks to defend against evolving threats. NCR supports the Navy’s Distributed Maritime Operations concept by giving electromagnetic maneuver warfare capabilities to the fleet.

According to information released by BAE Systems, the British Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth is equipped with the latest generation of wastewater treatment systems. The Elizabeth entered service into the Royal Navy in December 2017. The ship has gone above and beyond statutory compliance, with extra commitment to environmental protection demonstrated by installing a treatment plant that is capable of gathering and treating all wastewater prior to storage or discharge.

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