Underwater Drone Technology Could Doom Trident

New technologies, both unmanned underwater vehicles (UUV) and advanced sensors, could make the world’s oceans “transparent.”

In the emerging debate over the Successor programme, set to replace the current fleet of four 20 year old submarines. The defence committee of the Commons (the lower house of the British parliament) asked defence contractors BAE Systems and Babcock International to assess “whether new technologies, for example underwater drones, are being developed which could accurately detect and track submarines” and deprive them of their one great advantage – stealth.

The answer to this question comes from independent security think-tank, the British American Information Council (BASIC), and in short it is that yes, advances in technology will someday make it impossible to hide a big missile-carrying submarine in the deep ocean.

“In the past, submarines have enjoyed the luxury of hiding in empty seas. In the future, those seas are likely to be increasingly crowded with networked drones, a net of eyes and ears which no submarine can escape,” the report reads.

That is not to say that tomorrow submarines will become effectively useless. These developments will not happen overnight. But BASIC argues that it could be extremely shortsighted to spend some £40 billion on four submarines that are only expected to launch some time in the 2030s, by which time their usefulness could be greatly diminished.

The main questions going forward should be about how to counter this counter-submarine technology if and when it arrives.

I-HLS:

« Cool Job: Professor of Intelligence Analysis Program at James Madison University
UK Bosses - Heads In The Sand Over Cybercrime »

Quartz Conference
CyberSecurity Jobsite
Perimeter 81

Directory of Suppliers

Practice Labs

Practice Labs

Practice Labs is an IT competency hub, where live-lab environments give access to real equipment for hands-on practice of essential cybersecurity skills.

Syxsense

Syxsense

Syxsense brings together endpoint management and security for greater efficiency and collaboration between IT management and security teams.

Authentic8

Authentic8

Authentic8 transforms how organizations secure and control the use of the web with Silo, its patented cloud browser.

CYRIN

CYRIN

CYRIN® Cyber Range. Real Tools, Real Attacks, Real Scenarios. See why leading educational institutions and companies in the U.S. have begun to adopt the CYRIN® system.

IT Governance

IT Governance

IT Governance is a leading global provider of information security solutions. Download our free guide and find out how ISO 27001 can help protect your organisation's information.

AT&T Cybersecurity

AT&T Cybersecurity

AT&T Cybersecurity brings together people, process, and technology through a “software defined” Unified Security Management platform.

Armadillo Sec

Armadillo Sec

Armadillo provide penetration testing and vulnerability assessment services.

Snyk

Snyk

Snyk is the leader in developer security. We empower the world’s developers to build secure applications and equip security teams to meet the demands of the digital world.

Virtru

Virtru

Virtru's Data Protection platform protects and controls sensitive information regardless of where it's been created, stored or shared.

Network Box

Network Box

Network Box is one of the world's leading Managed Security Service Providers.

ZenGRC

ZenGRC

ZenGRC - the first, easy-to-use, enterprise-grade information security solution for compliance and risk management - offers businesses efficient control tracking, testing, and enforcement.

WiJungle

WiJungle

WiJungle is an Indian Cyber Security Company that develops and markets a unified network security gateway solution.

Rezilion

Rezilion

Rezilion is a stealth mode cyber-security start-up developing a cutting edge technology that makes cloud environments self-protecting and resilient to cyber-attacks.

CryptoCurrency Certification Consortium (C4)

CryptoCurrency Certification Consortium (C4)

The CryptoCurrency Certification Consortium is a non-profit organization that provides certifications to professionals who perform cryptocurrency-related services.

Basque Digital Innovation Hub (BDIH)

Basque Digital Innovation Hub (BDIH)

The aim of the BDIH initiative is to provide industrial enterprises, especially SMEs, with the technological capabilities needed to meet the challenges of industry 4.0.

Airnow Cybersecurity

Airnow Cybersecurity

Airnow Cybersecurity provide digital cybersecurity services and solutions for organizations and app publishers.

Veratad Technologies

Veratad Technologies

Veratad Technologies, LLC is a world class provider of online/real-time Identity Verification, Age Verification, Fraud Prevention and Compliance Solutions.

Inveteck Global

Inveteck Global

Inveteck Global is a Ghana-based cyber security firm providing strategic guidance and technical solutions to all our clients to best serve their individual needs.

BreachQuest

BreachQuest

BreachQuest brings together cybersecurity experts with decades of experience identifying security flaws, penetrating networks, and responding to incidents.

Information Services Group (ISG)

Information Services Group (ISG)

As a leading global research and advisory firm, ISG partners with our clients to determine a future vision, lead rapid change and realize the value of your digital investments at scale.

Dazz

Dazz

Dazz is the cloud security remediation platform for smart security and development teams.