THE PROMISE OF ADVANCED NAVAL VEHICLES FOR NATO

Advanced naval vehicles (ANVs), defined here as surface effect ships (SES), hydrofoils, and small-waterplane-area twin-hull ships (SWATHs), hold significant promise for a number of naval missions, offering advantages in many operational areas. These advantages can extend to life-cycle costs when total force requirements are considered. NATO Special Working Group 6 (SWG/6), of which the United States is a member, has been particularly active in the evaluation of ANVs for various missions. A number of the participating nations have ongoing ANV development programs or have developed point designs for evaluation by SWG/6. This paper describes the SWG/6 organization and provides an introduction to some of these ANV programs. It presents the highlights of a series of antisubmarine warfare (ASW) corvette point designs developed as part of one of the SWG/6 initiatives and describes aspects of their assessment against conventional hull forms. The paper concludes with a description of some new SWG/6 programs.

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  • Authors:
    • Lavis, D R
    • Rogalski Jr, W W
    • Spaulding, K B
  • Publication Date: 1990-3

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  • Pagination: 29 p.
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  • Accession Number: 00659778
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM