Rear Adm. Jim Kilby during an April training exercise in conjunction with the Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center. NSMWDC Photo
The Navy is in the midst of a surface warfare renaissance after 15 years of lower-end tasks in the backgrounds of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
In addition to beefing up its weapons and material readiness to wage a high-end fight, the surface community is also borrowing lessons from the naval aviation to train a new cadre of elite surface warfare officers (SWOs). Read More
An F-5 Tiger II from the Saints of Fighter Squadron Composite (VFC) 13 takes off from a runway on Naval Air Station Fallon on Nov. 4, 2014. US Navy Photo
U.S. Navy’s surface warfare officers will learn to track and target air threats in a planned Aegis combat system simulator that will be built at Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center at Naval Air Station Fallon, Nev., the head of the Navy’s new surface warfare training outfit told USNI News last week. Read More