C4ISR in Navy Transformation Role, Joint Research and Advanced Technology Demonstrations

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Information & Security: An International Journal, Volume 13, p.35-47 (2004)


This article elaborates on an important aspect of Navy transformation – the role of C4ISR concept. It provides a comprehensive treatment of enabling the transformation C4ISR issues, such as the role and importance of network centricity and the joint research in general, the necessity for and the benefits of concept development and experimentation and advanced technology demonstrations, etc. The author shares his opinion on a topic that deserves special attention – that of the successful development and insertion of the C4ISR systems in the navy establishments. The role of the academia represented by the Center for National Security and Defense Research (CNSDR) in the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS) as a key element in Navy transformation is particularly emphasized.