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1 Introduction
Pages 9-12

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From page 9...
... From that foundation of real funding constraints, ill-defined but worrisome threats, and continuity in the basic mission of the Department of the Navy, the panel addressed, in terms of surface, air, and subsurface platforms, the specific charges in the terms of reference for the application of emergent technologies to do the following: 1. Enhance capabilities, and identify Navy-unique R&D needs; 2.
From page 10...
... Accordingly, OOTW mission requirements should be taken into consideration in the design of future platforms, and the Navy Department research and development portfolio should include technology development targeted at these requirements. OOTW missions may require the following: · Special outfitting of ships and submarines including methods for rapidly and safely deploying and retrieving boarding teams and high-speed watercraft, medical triage facilities, disease control or quarantine methods and equipment, multipurpose interchangeable general-purpose spaces, underwater visual capabilities and equipment, pollution control or containment methods and equipment, special weapons, detainment methods, magazines, and other unique law enforcement tools and off-ship firefighting equipment; · Off-board or remote and on-board identification and detection capabilities (night vision, infrared, long-range visual, x-ray)
From page 11...
... The panel anticipates that the principal problem will be that of countering the natural human tendency to resist changea trait reinforced in the several platform communities by an understandable reluctance to give up that which is seen as familiar, useful, reliable, combat proven, and essential to one's professional career. Further, the panel expects that responsible operational commanders and those in Washington, responding to systems requirements generated by the fleet, will exhibit skepticism over changes along the lines of those offered here, particularly if they are seen as too dramatic or too quickly forgoing familiar and proven types of ships, submarines, and air vehicles.
From page 12...
... Further, the panel believed that the Navy Department should not attempt now to predict or ordain what kinds of platforms to buy for the year 2035. Instead, the prudent cost-beneficial approach is to lay out a sound plan to develop the recommended enabling technologies and then, as success is demonstrated, begin to formulate platform concepts that exploit the potential these technologies offer.

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