Arguments Against Modular Structure

Enemies, threats such as anti-ship missiles, speed boats, submarines, shore-based cruise missiles, littoral threats, sea mines, ballistic missiles, or asymmetric threats, missions/operations, technologies alter drastically. They require new capabilities for naval vessels. Modularity provides necessary quality attributes, reduced operational downtime, reduced shipbuilding costs, decreased construction time and many more military benefits that minimize the challenges faced. This study examines Modular Ship Designs within the resiliency context. Military benefits of modular fashion are detailed since naval forces can benefit in many aspects of modular structures. For 21th century, warships are expected to respond to changing conditions in operational environment. They must be resilient against a great deal of threats. Modularity allows for surprises during the service life of a warship. Modular ships have a great value for future maritime forces. The importance of modular ships is explained. Navy applications of modular ship technologies are shown. The study delves into the details of Trade-off Hyperspace of Modularization of Warships. The study also touches on an evaluation of resilience for Modular Ship Technologies with Mean Time between Operational Mission Failure as a measure of performance. The …show more content…
Operations are subject to external disruptions and/or rapid changes in maritime environment. There is always uncertainty to cope with. It is a big challenge to defeat air, land, and surface together with sub-surface threats. Asymmetric threats make the operations carried out by the independent ships, combined and joint forces much harder as well. To recover from the unknown attacks by the enemy forces is the first priority of decision makers at sea. Fast adaptation is required to keep the warships safe and

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