Event Date/Time: Apr 20, 2005 End Date/Time: Apr 21, 2005
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The littoral environment is a complex, pan-dimensional threat theatre. The majority of countries in SE Asia patrol and defend littoral waters. Some, like Singapore, don’t even have any blue water. You can expect to be brought under concentrated attack by a variety of different modes with little or no warning.

This is especially so in today’s new security environment. Threats of piracy, asymmetric conflicts and even mines are still prevalent.
In addition, the means to defend the littoral and fight a littoral war is complex and difficult. The usual bastions of blue water like frigates and battleships just aren’t equipped to operate in littoral conditions. Plus, conventional weapons systems can be too heavy.

This conference will address the challenges faced when defending the littoral state and strategies to overcome them. It will detail changing requirements in line with the increased threat of asymmetric adversaries in one of the most complex theatres.