Navies are using data analysis technology to augment platform and weapon system availability to underpin requirements for greater presence and output at sea, naval officials said on 13 May at the 2019 Undersea Defence Technology (UDT) conference being held in Stockholm from 13 to 15 May.
The need for presence mandates availability in platforms and weapons systems, said Commodore Michael Houghton, the Australian Department of Defence's director general for future submarines. "You can have the highest performing weapon systems that you want or need, but if they're not available for when you need them and for the period of time that you need them, then they're not a great deal of use," he said.
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