The Littoral Force Multiplication

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The Littoral Force Multiplication

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Force multiplication, in military usage, refers to an attribute or a combination of attributes which make a given force more effective than that same force would be without it.

The expected size increase required to have the same

effectiveness without that advantage is the multiplication factor.

For example, if a certain technology like GPS enables a force to accomplish the same results of a force five times as large but without GPS, then the multiplier is 5. Such estimates are used to justify an investment cost for force multipliers. A force multiplier refers to a factor that dramatically increases (hence “multiplies”) the effectiveness of an item or group.

Littoral force multiplication refers to the capability Seaphantoms offers as a force multiplier in defense of coastlines against terrorists, smugglers, etc.

Seaphantoms with their superior speed, range, stealthiness, lower capital and operating costs offer a prime example of force multiplication in the littoral or coastal battle-space.