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August 19, 2022

Russia’s naval doctrine may call for challenging the West, but does it have the shipyards?

Featuring Samuel Bendett

Journalist Justin Katz

Much like the United States, China and other countries though, traditional warships are only one part to the future fleet Russia wants to build. Another element that the country sees as critical are unmanned undersea and surface vehicles to improve its “situational awareness,” said Samuel Bendett, also a researcher at CNA who focuses on Russia and its military technologies.

“Russians see the development of unmanned systems as key to increasing their situational [and] informational awareness in the larger world ocean at a time when a confrontation may be a possibility with the United States and NATO,” he said.

Russia’s new doctrine cites unmanned and robotic technologies as important both for its navy as well as conducting marine research and safeguarding its maritime facilities.

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  • Samuel Bendett

    Adjunct Senior Fellow, Technology and National Security Program

    Samuel Bendett is an Adviser with CNA Strategy, Policy, Plans and Programs Center (SP3), where he is a member of the Russia Studies Program. His work involves research on the ...