Sept. 10, 2013 defense-aerospace.com
(Source: US Navy; issued Sept. 9, 2013)
Undersea Domain Operating Concept Approved by Chief of Naval Operations
NORFOLK --- The Chief of Naval Operations recently approved the Undersea Domain Operating Concept (UDOC) to ensure the U.S. Navy maintains undersea superiority into the future.
Navy Warfare Development Command (NWDC) worked with commander, Submarine Forces and other stakeholders to develop this concept.
Navy concepts are ways to stimulate innovation and the UDOC is a consolidation of many new ideas.
The UDOC describes how expanded use of the undersea domain contributes to cross-domain synergy, providing significant joint warfighting advantages. It provides a conceptual framework from which senior military leaders can better recognize and employ the effects and capabilities of undersea forces in joint warfighting. The concept explores several specific contributions of undersea maneuver as well as some enabling capabilities that will support expanded use of the undersea domain. An accompanying action plan sets the stage for more detailed products including integrating and enabling concepts and concepts of operation that inform future doctrine and tactics, techniques and procedures.
"As a maritime nation, our economy depends upon open commercial sea lanes, and our national security - and that of our allies - increasingly depends upon the advantages we enjoy in the undersea domain," said Rear Adm. Scott Jerabek, commander, NWDC. "The Undersea Domain Operating Concept offers new ways for preserving our freedom of action in the undersea domain."