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Militärtekniskt perspektiv på AUV
Swedish National Defence College.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Sweden is dependent on secure sea transport. Shorter disruption of imports of fuel and crude oil can be managed with an emergency stock, but a prolonged halt in imports creates problems. For industry, the vulnerability is greater. Fragmented production chains in combination with expenditure reductions in inventory causes a dependency on proper transport of intermediate goods in the manufacturing industry. A lengthy disruption thus involves disruption of production for both domestic consumption and for export goods containing imported parts.In order to secure shipping routes with a limited number of vessels, Mine Counter Measures (MCM) capacity is required, and according to the Armed Forces, developed with new sensors and autonomous vehicles. Sweden has acquired small AUV systems for MCM, and has plans to acquire larger and more advanced. Before any acquisition is implemented, a number of considerations have to be made. How does advanced AUV inflict on existing methods and systems? Is the result is better, is it faster, do we need to make adjustments? The essay aims to examine the military technology influence an AUV have on today's MCM operations. The results of the study can serve as part of the decision support for the Armed Forces and FMV before a purchase of an advanced AUV.The results of the thesis show that Advanced AUV:s, with the qualities they have , can affect the way the Armed Forces are conducting MCM today.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 88 p.
Keyword [en]
AUV, Military technology aspects
National Category
Engineering and Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-4807OAI: diva2:730319
Subject / course
Militärteknik, självständigt arbete
Educational program
Högre stabsofficersutbildning med teknisk inriktning (HSU T)
Available from: 2014-08-14 Created: 2014-06-27 Last updated: 2016-04-27Bibliographically approved

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