A DETAILED ANALYSIS OF CANADIAN MARITIME FORCES 2015 SURVEY RESPONSES FOR SCENARIO 5: MULTI-NATIONAL POWER PROJECTION

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Authors
  1. Jesion, A.
Corporate Authors
Operational Research Div, Ottawa ONT (CAN) Director Operational Research (Corporate, Air & Maritime)
Abstract
The Director General Maritime Development (DGMD) is sponsoring a major force development study to assess the most significant trends in maritime warfare over the next two decades and their impact on Canada - Canadian Maritime Forces (CMF) 2015. As a portion of this study, a survey questionnaire was developed which incorporates a broad range of maritime capabilities and a set of possible scenarios into an evaluation framework amenable to qualitative assessment by experienced maritime air and naval officers. This paper presents a detailed analysis of the 108 questionnaire responses received by the study team with respect to Scenario 5: "Multi-National Power Projection". Overall, the survey responses suggest that improvements are needed in all aspects of Canadian maritime capability to accomplish the postulated Scenario 5 missions. Naval officer responses show that they are concerned with a broad spectrum of maritime capabilities. Their greatest concerns for this scenario (in rand order) are to counter underwater attack, provide a sealift capability, and detect mines. Other aspects of anti-submarine warfare are also high on their list of concerns. Maritime aircrew responses indicate that the classification/identification of surface vessels is their highest concern for Scenario 5, followed by detection/classification of submarines and maintaining the recognized maritime picture with roughly equal priority.
Keywords
Maritime warfare;Capability development;Harbour protection
Report Number
ORD-DOR(CAM)-RN-9701 — Research Note
Date of publication
01 Mar 1997
Number of Pages
104
DSTKIM No
97-02200
CANDIS No
502455
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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