The intention of the Netherlands-based UDT 2020 was to explore an aspect of underwater defence and security that is rarely discussed: teamworking in the underwater domain.
While the unforeseen impact of Covid-19, which caused the postponement of the event to 2021, has presented organisational challenges, the operational dynamic remains unaltered. If anything, the requirement for closer cooperation and teamworking is even more important.
Therefore, as our focus shifts to Germany for the 2021 edition, our overarching goal remains the same. This theme is developed further below.