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Dr. Lee Willet


Capability Overlaps in Sweden’s A19, A26 Submarines Reduce Programme Risks

Dr. Lee Willett, UDT, Stockholm - Commonality in capability for the Royal Swedish Navy’s (RSwN’s) two current submarine programmes is helping de-risk both programmes while improving capabilities in both submarine types. Sweden is currently building two new A26 Blekinge-class diesel-electric submarines (SSKs) while modernising two of...

Swedish Navy Chief Aims to Grow Submarine Numbers Amongst Near-term Programme Priorities

Dr. Lee Willett, Undersea Defence Technology conference 2019, Stockholm - Sweden’s navy chief has set out his service’s programme priorities for the 2019-30 period, highlighting an aim to increase the Royal Swedish Navy’s (RSwN’s) submarine force level from four to six boats. Opening the 2019...

China’s Jiangkai frigate roll-out delivers global reach

Jiangkai II frigate Linyi
Dr. Lee Willett - Like any navy seeking global presence, China’s People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) will use its surface forces to project influence. A primary platform in building this forward presence is the Jiangkai II frigate. For major navies seeking to generate global presence and...

Exercise Dynamic Manta builds NATO ASW and C2 capacity

Dynamic Manta
Dr. Lee Willett - One of NATO’s two annual anti-submarine warfare (ASW) exercises is underway in the Mediterranean Sea. Exercise Dynamic Manta is NATO’s southern ASW exercise, and is built around Standing NATO Maritime Group (SNMG) 2. Alongside the habitual focus on ASW, anti-surface...

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