ALLIED MARITIME COMMAND NAPLES Operation Unified Protector (OUP) and the potential impact on future naval platforms IX Regional Seapower Symposium VENICE October 17th, 2012 Vice Adm. Rinaldo VERI MARCOM NAPLES
MISSION AND ORGANIZATION Mission: To reduce the flow of arms, related material and mercenaries to Libya, as called for in UNSCR 1973 as part of NATO’s contribution to the broad international effort to protect civilians and civilian-populated areas in Libya under threat of attack.
MPRA Patrol Zone NAEW orbit EMBARGO/NFZ PLUS OPERATIONAL CONCEPT • Establish Maritime Situational Awareness • Information sharing • Embargo and NFZ Enforcement Operations MSA TRIP WIRE cs “The first, the supreme, the most far-reaching act of judgment that the Statesman and Commander have to make is to establish….the kind of war on which they are embarking” Clausewitz
FACTS AND FIGURES • PARTICIPANTS • 12 Nations • 62 Ships allocated to NATO in rotation • 33 ships from National Contributions • Over 9000 mariners and airmen contributed at sea • > 3.100 Hailings • 300 Boardings • 11 ships denied entry to Libyan ports • 29 Naval Fire Support (NFS) raids • 432 ISR missions • 174 Attack Helicopter (AH) missions PSYOPS > 52 Psyops messages were broadcast more than 8,000 times “….to fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting…” Sun Tzu: The Art of War TRIPOLI BENGHAZI MISRATAH SIRTE
THREATS (1) HUMANITARIAN FLOW MINES MISRATAH
THREATS (2) 7 Occasions where our Units were engaged by Shore Firing
SYNCHRONISM = SYNERGY THE JOINT EFFECT ENGAGEMENT ZONE (JEZZ) MAGIC OCA AH SIGINT Spotter (embarked on MPA) Fires Coordination of Airspace Fires Fires PSYOPS NFS Dynamic targets Deliberate targets STRIKE CO-ORDINATION AND RECONNAISSANCE – COORDINATOR (SCAR – C)
JOINT EFFECTS CRITICAL ENABLERS (TACTICAL) OCA SCAR - C JOINT EFFECTS PSYOPS MCM OPS KEY TO SUCCESS NFS • CRITICAL ENABLERS • FULL INTEROPERABILITY WITH AIR ASSETS • ENHANCED COUNTER ASYMMETRIC CAPABILITY (HARD AND SOFT KILL) • ENHANCED SHIP-TO-SHORE KINETIC AND NON KINETIC ACTIONS CAPABILITY.
TODAY’S MARITIME SPECTRUM (OPERATIONAL) Trade Mechanisms Hydrographic Survey Refugee Assistance Peacekeeping POWER PROJECTION Deterrence Coercion Combat Ops Against the Land Combat Ops in Land Defence Evacuation Ops Conflict Prevention Support to Peacemaking Peace Enforcement COMPLEX, JOINT AND COMPREHENSIVE BATTLE SPACE Anti-Piracy Ops Insurance & Broking Search & Rescue Pollution Control Drug Interdiction Maritime Counter Terrorism Fishery Protection Aids to Navigation Port Control & Regulation Disaster Relief Vessel Traffic Services Ordnance Disposal Contraband Ops SEA CONTROL Ops Against Enemy Forces Maritime Trade protection Salvage Embargo Enforcement Oil & Gas Field Patrols Enforcement of Maritime Agreements Consequence Management Support to Counter Insurgency Ops MARITIME MOBILITY MARITIME SAFETY RESOURCE PROTECTION MARITIME SECURITY WAR FIGHTING CIVILIAN AUTHORITIES Relative Effort MILITARY
POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS ? Situational awareness Flexible Force and Platforms (Dual Use and Modular Architecture) Little or no HOST NATION SUPPORT EXIT STRATEGY simplified END STATE anticipated JOINT SEA BASING
THE FUTURE • Use connections to make a strength of Diversity • In today's globalised world, nobody fully controls anything, because everyone influences almost everything • Enable Comprehensiveness/Integration while preventing that National impairs International, Military impairs Civilian
ALLIED MARITIME COMMAND NAPLES THE END IX Regional Seapower Symposium VENICE October 17th, 2012 Vice Adm. Rinaldo VERI MARCOM NAPLES