Maritime Domain Awareness: Assessment of Current Status

Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA) is viewed as predominately a security issue, however the economic ramifications of an attack against a high- value target such as a container vessel, cruise ship, or petro-chemical facility elevate the problem from a national level to cause for global concern. A significant attack could cause the port to shut down and spread anxiety through the global marketplace. To mitigate the danger posed by maritime vessels, the United States (US) Navy, Coast Guard, and law enforcement agencies need greater maritime domain awareness, appropriate legal agreements, and partnerships. A large effort is underway to develop technologies to help maintain MDA, legal arrangements for sharing formation, and guidance for military and law enforcement personnel on procedures to deal with this multi- faceted problem. In this paper, we report on the progress made in 2008 to improve the effectiveness of systems provided to the warfighter in MDA missions.


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  • Media Type: Print
  • Pagination: 49p

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  • Accession Number: 01142105
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 2 2009 1:44PM