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Come to our Wargame Planning Session and Littoral Combat Ship Innovation Workshop!

The Navy is making big investments in littoral technology – there are currently twenty-plus littoral vessels in the works, but constructing the vessels is just the beginning. As the vessels continue to be integrated into the fleet, decision-makers must determine the optimal weapons, radar and communications systems, and strategies, necessary to make the vessels effective. Come be part of the solution!

March 25, 2014 and March 26, 2014, respectively.

Surface Navy Association will host a Reception in the Tower Room on Monday, 24 March 2014 from 1800-2000.  Attire will be business casual.

These events are VTC supported.  For participation via VTC, please coordinate with CPT Keith Wei no later than 19 March 2014.

For more information, click here; to RSVP, click here!

For the final agenda for Littoral Operations Center Wargame Planning Session, click here.

For the final agenda for Littoral Combat Ship Innovation Workshop, click here.

For further info, contact Dr. Kalev Sepp or Captain Keith Wei.

About the Littoral Operations Center

MISSION:  The Littoral Operations Center at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, is established to enhance the U.S. Navy’s integration of land, air, sea and undersea operations along the world’s coastlines, through interdisciplinary research and development involving all the departments and schools at NPS.

The LOC conducts and promotes the study of U.S. Navy and allied and partner nation policy, strategy and technology necessary to deal with conventional, irregular and criminal threats in these crowded and cluttered coastal waters and their adjacent lands.

The LITTORAL, or “near shore,” is where hydrography, geography, commerce, fishing, mining, boundaries, maneuver and sustainment issues converge, complicating both the Offense and the Defense, and placing exceptional demands on naval, aerial, and land forces that must operate, fight, and influence events there.


LOC News

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Professor of Practice and Chair of Warfare Innovation Capt Jeff Kline USN (ret) leads discussions on Littoral Operations with the Swedish National Defense College delegation.

On 12 February, the NPS Littoral Operations Center (LOC) coordinated a Littoral Operations Seminar with the participation of a Swedish naval delegation. The LOC hosted RADM Jorgen Ericsson, Swedish Defense Attaché to the U.S. and CAPT Magnus Luning Swedish Naval Attache to the U.S. along with 13 faculty and students from the Swedish National Defense College. They participated in a five hour seminar discussing littoral warfare's opportunities and challenges with NPS faculty.  The discussion centered on a Baltic defense scenario  but broadened to the discussion of logistics and land forces effects in the littoral. VADM Ron Route USN (ret) and NPS President along with Dr. Kalev Sepp LOC Director welcomed the delegation and Capt Jeff Kline led the proceedings which proved to be a very beneficial exchange from two very different perspective on Littoral Operations.



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