What is Sea Basing?
Projecting Joint Operational Independence Operational maneuver
is now, and always has been, fundamental to military success. As
we look to the future, the extended reach of networked weapons and
sensors will tremendously increase the impact of naval forces in
joint campaigns. We will do this by exploiting the largest
maneuver area on the face of the earth: the sea.
Sea Basing serves as the foundation from which offensive and
defensive fires are projected, making Sea Strike and Sea Shield
realities. As enemy access to weapons of mass destruction grows,
and the availability of overseas bases declines, it is compelling
both militarily and politically to reduce the vulnerability of
U.S. forces through expanded use of secure, mobile, networked sea
bases. Sea Basing capabilities will include providing Joint Force
Commanders with global command and control and extending
integrated logistical support to other services. Afloat
positioning of these capabilities strengthens force protection and
frees airlift-sealift to support missions ashore.
Sea Power 21
Sea Trial/Sea Warrior/Sea Enterprise