As a defense engineer, you can’t know everything about every aspect of your sonar system or other underwater defense systems. However, the client probably holds you responsible for the final result, and thus for every component. Therefore, it is crucial that you have knowledgeable partners about specific components within your subsea project.
Early Supplier Involvement is key as it allows your suppliers to become partners. For example, if your subsea cable manufacturer is known in an early stage of the project, the cable experts can adjust the cable perfectly to the rest of the system. Early Supplier Involvement has more advantages, as stated in this blog.