The survivability of people and assets is a balancing act between cost and risk requiring comprehensive evidence-based analysis.
Arke has undertaken a number of Survivability Cost Effectiveness modelling studies in the land, air and maritime domains. These have considered a range of approaches to delivering platform and system survivability in various threat scenarios, including:
- Self Protection
- Situational Awareness
- Signature Control
- Command and Control
- Decoys and Jammers
- Vulnerability Improvements
- Recoverability Improvements
Arke’s analysis typically considers the direct cost impact of equipment, the wider impact to aspects such as manpower or training and the risk impact; to the platform, to any personnel that could be involved and the overall mission success.
Where there is a large number of assets to be protected, there is the scope to deliver greater flexibility and lower cost Defensive Aids Suites (DAS) through the adoption of a modular and open approach. In turn, this needs to be reflected in a procurement strategy that allows for this flexibility and protects the UK’s sovereign capability to provide survivability enhancing equipment.