The primary missions of the South African Navy (SAN) are defending the nation's extensive offshore exclusive economic zones (EEZ), conducting anti-piracy and anti-smuggling patrols and protecting fisheries. Naval planning documents anticipate more forceful contributions to missions against smuggling and piracy.
The Dept. of Defense's Strategic Plan covering 2015 to 2020 defined the navy's desired capabilities as: surface combat and patrol; sub-surface combat; mine warfare;...
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