Naval forces operational environment. Flexibility and strategic adaptability


  • Lavinia Elena TĂNASE (MĂXINEANU)
  • Ion CHIORCEA ”Carol I” National Defence University, Bucharest, Romania



naval operations, maritime security, unmanned autonomous systems, artificial intelligence, environmental factors, strategic adaptability.


In the dynamic scene of naval operations, constant adaptation and innovation are imperative to meeting the challenges and opportunities of technological advances, geopolitical changes and environmental considerations. This article aims to explore the multidimensional landscape of the naval operational environment, offering original insights and solutions to enhance naval capabilities and cooperation on a regional and global scale. From the forefront of technological innovation, onboard unmanned systems integration and artificial intelligence-based decision-making, to strategic adaptability in response to geopolitical dynamics, the study explores the complex interplay between naval strategy and emerging trends, with environmental considerations taking centre stage. The article argues for a collaborative global naval framework, highlighting the importance of international cooperation in addressing common maritime challenges. This framework envisages the creation of alliances, initiatives and partnerships to foster collective security, promote environmental protection and ensure the peaceful use of the world’s oceans. The main objective is to highlight the intersections between technological advances, strategic flexibility, environmental factors and international cooperation in shaping the future of naval operations. Overall, the study aims to engage a diverse audience comprising policymakers, maritime military leaders, researchers, academics and stakeholders involved in maritime security, defence and environmental protection.


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How to Cite

TĂNASE (MĂXINEANU), L. E. ., & CHIORCEA, I. (2024). Naval forces operational environment. Flexibility and strategic adaptability. BULLETIN OF "CAROL I" NATIONAL DEFENCE UNIVERSITY, 13(2), 110–119.