BLUE WATER V BROWN WATER: THE NAVAL CHOICE

The sea is ever more important in Maritime Transportation Systems (MTS) which are crucial to the economic well-being of the world and so its defence is critical to its safety and security. Navies have always perceived themselves as "Blue Water", able to move and fight anywhere on the high seas exercising sea control for the projection of seapower. However, seapower today is power projection to the littoral, the coast and associated waters, now extended to an Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of 200 nautical miles and ruled by the Law of the Sea. It is every littoral, that at the start and at the end of the MTS, a new set of challenges, euphemistically defined as the region of "Brown Water", which will require even the "Bluest" of navies to think "Brown". The author discusses operational requirements and technical responses to the needs of Brown Water warfare.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Warship '95, Intl Symposium on Offshore Protection Vessels; 14-15 June 1995; London, UK. Pprs. Publ by RINA, UK. Ppr 1 [5 p, 27 ref]
  • Authors:
    • Fuller, G H
  • Publication Date: 1995

Language

  • English

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00718562
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 27 1996 12:00AM