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Navy Wants to Weave LCS, Unmanned Systems, Subs into New Battle Network

Navy Wants to Weave LCS, Unmanned Systems, Subs into New Battle Network

USS Coronado (LCS-4), an Independence-variant littoral combat ship, launches the first over-the-horizon missile engagement using a Harpoon Block 1C missile. US Navy Photo

USS Coronado (LCS-4), an Independence-variant littoral combat ship, launches the first over-the-horizon missile engagement using a Harpoon Block 1C missile. US Navy Photo

The Navy is looked to expand the web of connections currently linking its ships, planes and weapons to include submarines, smaller ships and unmanned systems to create a warfighting network that would be challenging for an adversary to bring down, the Navy’s surface warfare director (OPNAV N96) said. Read More

Interview: Rear Adm. Mike Manazir on Weaving the Navy’s New Kill Webs

Interview: Rear Adm. Mike Manazir on Weaving the Navy’s New Kill Webs

An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Sidewinders of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 86 makes an arrested landing on the flight deck the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) on Sept. 14, 2016

An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Sidewinders of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 86 makes an arrested landing on the flight deck the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) on Sept. 14, 2016

THE PENTAGON – The U.S. military can no longer count on dominating any domain of warfare against near peer enemies and instead must aim for “local and temporal domain superiority”– making efforts to tie together weapons and sensors in a cross-domain web more important than ever, the Navy’s deputy chief of naval operations for warfare systems (OPNAV N9) told USNI News. Read More

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

Video: LRASM Test Shot

Video: LRASM Test Shot

The following is footage and photos of a July 18, 2016 test of a Lockheed Martin Long Range Anti-Ship Missile fired from the Navy’s Self Defense Test Ship, the former USS Paul Foster. Read More

LRASM Scores in Navy Test Ship Launch

LRASM Scores in Navy Test Ship Launch

An artist's concept of a Lockheed Martin LRASM fired from a U.S. Navy VLS tube. Lockheed Martin image.

An artist’s concept of a Lockheed Martin LRASM fired from a U.S. Navy VLS tube. Lockheed Martin image.

Lockheed Martin has completed the third of three test shots to prove that their air-launched Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) can be fired from a surface ship on the move, company officials told USNI News on Wednesday. Read More

LRASM Set for More Air, Surface Tests This Year

LRASM Set for More Air, Surface Tests This Year

A F/A-18E flying with a black LRASM missile. Lockheed Martin Photo

A F/A-18E flying with a black LRASM missile. Lockheed Martin Photo

Operating under a $321 million contract from Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), Lockheed Martin is set to complete the critical design review (CDR) for the company’s Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) next month, company officials told USNI News on Tuesday. Read More

Navy Set to Deploy New Lethal Anti-Surface ‘Tactical Cloud’ Later this Year

Navy Set to Deploy New Lethal Anti-Surface ‘Tactical Cloud’ Later this Year

A Harpoon anti-surface missile is launched from the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG-67) in 2014. US Navy Photo

A Harpoon anti-surface missile is launched from the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG-67) in 2014. US Navy Photo

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — The Navy is creating an offensive anti-surface network that will tie targeting information from satellites, aircraft, ships, submarines and the weapons themselves to form a lethal “kill web” designed to keep pace with the expanding lethal power of potential adversaries, service officials outlined on Tuesday. Read More

MDA Seeking Directed Energy, Coalition Solutions To Missile Threat; Navy Pursuing Larger Sensor Network

MDA Seeking Directed Energy, Coalition Solutions To Missile Threat; Navy Pursuing Larger Sensor Network

The Arleigh-Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) launches a Standard Missile-6 (SM-6) during a live-fire test of the ship's Aegis weapons system in June 2014. US Navy photo.

The Arleigh-Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) launches a Standard Missile-6 (SM-6) during a live-fire test of the ship’s Aegis weapons system in June 2014. US Navy photo.

To counter the growing quantity and capability of enemy missiles around the world, the Missile Defense Agency is looking for better discrimination and directed energy solutions while the Navy looks to better integrate its sensors to create a “kill web” instead of a “kill chain,” officials said earlier this month. Read More