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Naval Experts and Students Gathering at Naval Postgraduate School to Examine Littoral Challenges

2nd Annual Wargame Planning Session, Surface Warfare-Littoral Combat Innovation Workshop at Naval Postgraduate School's Littoral Operations Center

The 2nd Annual Wargame Planning Session is being conducted by the Naval Postgraduate School’s (NPS) Littoral Operations Center (LOC) in Monterey, California, on April 23, 2015; followed by a Surface Warfare-Littoral Combat Innovation Workshop on April 25, 2015.

“The purpose of our wargame planning session is to share the expertise of defense leaders, tactical and technical experts and security analysts to increase the resolution of wargame scenarios set in the littorals.  We also intend to identify associated research topics, to build toward future at-sea experimentation and exercises,” said Kalev I. Sepp, PhD, the director of the LOC.

A series of panels will examine emerging opportunities for applied technology; accessing the littorals; operating and fighting in the littoral clutter; and lethality and survivability in the littorals.

“The workshops are important in helping us shape our understanding of the rapidly changing security environment in the global littorals,” said Sepp.

The Surface Warfare-Littoral Combat Innovation Workshop will involve NPS faculty and U.S. and partner nation officers studying at NPS.  The attendees will identify maritime-security-focused research opportunities, and work to enhance the implementation of the new U.S. Navy Cooperative Strategy for 21st Century Seapower.

A series of panels will examine emerging opportunities for applied technology; accessing the littorals; operating and fighting in the littoral clutter; and lethality and survivability in the littorals.

The LOC will also be conducting Littoral OP-TECH East in Japan in September of this year.  The Asia event follows the successful OP-TECH West held in Stockholm, Sweden, last September.

For more information: http://www.nps.edu/Academics/Schools/GSOIS/Departments/DA/LOC/LOC_home.html.

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