Amid rising tensions with Russia, the Pentagon has launched a new naval command to bolster the US and NATO presence in the northern Atlantic Ocean, and the US Navy has re-established its Second Fleet command
The IDF Navy is developing network-centric connectivity throughout the spectrum: from the depths of the sea through the ground to the air. "A submarine commander will be able to communicate with the commander of a ground force before and during a combined operation, and both will be able to direct the pilot of an F-15 fighter to his targets"
In the future global naval battlefield, the winner will be the side that manages to employ all of its naval capabilities as a unified fabric, capable of dealing with rapid changes in the theater – and not necessarily the side that had developed the best technological capabilities
The construction costs of the four Sa'ar 6 Corvettes ordered by Israel from ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems are estimated at €430 million, of which 115 million euros are reportedly covered by the government of Germany. The first vessel is slated to be delivered by the end of 2019