The pace of change in defence is increasing. Rapidly advancing technology, unpredictable external political upheavals and an evolving pandemic continue to destabilise the world.
Maritime domain is particularly challenging. Maritime platforms are complex systems of systems with a large human component, they have long service lives with multiple system upgrades, inter-operate with other UK and partner platforms and provide a wide range of missions across a huge geographic footprint. Threats are evolving rapidly, driving the need for new tactics, new systems and system upgrades to be developed, tested and implemented at pace.