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DEVELOPMENT TRENDS FOR A 21ST CENTURY EFFECTIVE SMALL NAVY
DEVELOPMENT TRENDS FOR A 21ST CENTURY EFFECTIVE SMALL NAVY

Author(s): Alexandru Cristian Hudisteanu
Subject(s): Government/Political systems, Military policy, Developing nations, Politics and Identity
Published by: ”Carol I” National Defence University Publishing House
Keywords: small navy; development trend; effective; maritime security; solution;
Summary/Abstract: Small navies have always been in a race to keep up with a dynamic security environment. They have to overcome not only the specific problems of adapting to emerging threats and assuming new responsibilities in the maritime domain, but doing so with a limited number of assets – both in number and capabilities –, threatened by budgetary cuts or insufficient funding – with effects that prove the more sever the smaller the navy. All this happens under close scrutiny of public opinion concerning military spending and their usefulness – small navies being in general national income consumers, rather than wealth generators –, and most of the time overstretching personnel and assets to honor a full range of domestic and international commitments. This paper will highlight some development trends that allow a small navy to keep up with an ever changing security environment in and effective and efficient manner.

  • Page Range: 128-137
  • Page Count: 10
  • Publication Year: 2018
  • Language: English