Tag Archives: distributed lethality

Surface Navy Working to Bring Firepower Over the Horizon Through Networking, F-35 Integration

Surface Navy Working to Bring Firepower Over the Horizon Through Networking, F-35 Integration

USS AMERICA, At Sea – An F-35B Lightning II aircraft completes Envelope Expansion Testing during a Short Take-off Vertical Landing aboard USS America, Oct. 30, 2016. US Marine Corps Photo

The surface Navy is looking to capitalize on recent successes increasing ships’ offensive range and lethality, with the next task being added sensing and targeting capabilities to support its new weaponry.

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Navy Embracing Distributed Operations in Quest to Regain Sea Control

Navy Embracing Distributed Operations in Quest to Regain Sea Control

The MK 45 5-inch lightweight gun and superstructure aboard USS Carney (DDG-64) while on patrol in the Mediterranean Sea on Sept. 6, 2016. US Navy Photo

The MK 45 5-inch lightweight gun and superstructure aboard USS Carney (DDG-64) while on patrol in the Mediterranean Sea on Sept. 6, 2016. US Navy Photo

This post has been updated to correct that Adm. Phil Davidson was speaking about destroyers when discussing the elimination of sonar shacks onboard ships.

HAMPTON, VA. — The Navy took risk in many of its destroyer fleet’s mission sets during a period of uncontested operations at sea, and U.S. Fleet Forces Command has now been tasked with regaining sea control and all-domain access. Read More

Opinion: Gaming Distributed Lethality

Opinion: Gaming Distributed Lethality

An MH-60R Seahawk, attached to the “Warbirds” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 49, flies over the guided-missile destroyers USS Spruance (DDG 111) and USS Momsen (DDG 92), two of the three guided-missile destroyers deployed in a U.S. 3rd Fleet Pacific Surface Action Group (PAC SAG). US Navy photo.

An MH-60R Seahawk, attached to the “Warbirds” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 49, flies over the guided-missile destroyers USS Spruance (DDG 111) and USS Momsen (DDG 92), two of the three guided-missile destroyers deployed in a U.S. 3rd Fleet Pacific Surface Action Group (PAC SAG). US Navy photo.

“We have to stop thinking of adversary maritime forces as ‘threats’ and instead what they really are: ‘targets’ for our increasingly lethal, distributed surface, amphibious, and submarine forces,” Dr. William Bundy, director of the Gravely Group at the Naval War College, asserted during a recent interview. Read More

Opinion: Expanding the Distributed Lethality Web

Opinion: Expanding the Distributed Lethality Web

An F-35B Lightning II takes off from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD-1) on May 25, 2015. US Navy Photo

An F-35B Lightning II takes off from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD-1) on May 25, 2015. US Navy Photo

The U.S. Navy’s Aegis Weapon System revolutionized fleet air defense at the height of the Cold War. The 1983 commissioning of the first Aegis guided missile cruiser USS Ticonderoga (CG-47) and the 26 cruisers that followed provided the Navy with unrivaled capability at a time when an expansionist Soviet navy was bent on challenging the United States on the world’s oceans. Read More

Fanta Tapped To Be New Director of Warfare Integration; Boxall Will Take Over N96

Fanta Tapped To Be New Director of Warfare Integration; Boxall Will Take Over N96

Rear Adm. Ronald Boxall, commander of the John C. Stennis Strike Group, speaks during an all hands call in the hangar bay of Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in December 2014. US Navy photo.

Rear Adm. Ronald Boxall, commander of the John C. Stennis Strike Group, speaks during an all hands call in the hangar bay of Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in December 2014. US Navy photo.

The Navy announced today that surface warfare director (OPNAV N96) Rear Adm. Peter Fanta will become the new director of warfare integration (N9I), with Rear Adm. Ronald Boxall taking over as the new N96. Read More

CNO Richardson: Navy Needs Distributed Force Of Networked Ships, Subs To Counter A2/AD Threat

CNO Richardson: Navy Needs Distributed Force Of Networked Ships, Subs To Counter A2/AD Threat

An F/A-18E Super Hornet from the Dambusters of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 195, left, and an E-2C Hawkeye from the Liberty Bells of Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 115 fly over the U.S. Navy's forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) on July 29, 2014. US Navy photo.

An F/A-18E Super Hornet from the Dambusters of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 195, left, and an E-2C Hawkeye from the Liberty Bells of Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 115 fly over the U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) on July 29, 2014. US Navy photo.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Navy will have to continue expanding its own integrated fire control network and exploiting weaknesses in adversaries’ networks to succeed in a future operating environment that includes ever-advancing long-range anti-ship cruise missiles, the chief of naval operations said. Read More

A Year Into Distributed Lethality, Navy Nears Fielding Improved Weapons, Deploying Surface Action Group

A Year Into Distributed Lethality, Navy Nears Fielding Improved Weapons, Deploying Surface Action Group

USS Preble (DDG-88) conduct an operational tomahawk missile launch while underway in a training area off the coast of California in 2010. US Navy photo.

USS Preble (DDG-88) conduct an operational tomahawk missile launch while underway in a training area off the coast of California in 2010. US Navy photo.

One year ago, Navy surface warfare leaders announced a new concept, distributed lethality, that promised to add more fire power to all manner of Navy vessels and operate them in a way that would spread thin enemy defenses. Read More

Essay: Taking Distributed Lethality to the Next Level

Essay: Taking Distributed Lethality to the Next Level

USS Roosevelt (DDG-80) left,the guided missile destroyer USS Arleigh Burke (DDG-51) and the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG-58) on Feb. 19, 2014. US Navy Photo

USS Roosevelt (DDG-80) left,the guided missile destroyer USS Arleigh Burke (DDG-51) and the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG-58) on Feb. 19, 2014. US Navy Photo

The evolving Distributed Lethality (DL) concept ––announced last year –– offers a new approach for how the nation might use its naval surface forces as potential adversaries acquire naval capabilities designed to control the sea. Read More