Tag Archives: SPAWAR

Navy, Marines Exercising How to Use Information Warfare in Future Conflicts

Navy, Marines Exercising How to Use Information Warfare in Future Conflicts

Marine Corps RQ-21 Blackjack used as part of the ANTX West 2019 Exercise on April 4, 2019. US Navy Photoarine

NAVAL BASE POINT LOMA, Calif. — After the attack on Pearl Harbor, the U.S. had two years to rebuild the Navy into the force that helped win World War II. In today’s era of great power competition from China and Russia, officials say, the Navy won’t have that kind of time. Read More

Artificial Intelligence Could Speed Up Navy Training as New Tech is Rapidly Fielded

Artificial Intelligence Could Speed Up Navy Training as New Tech is Rapidly Fielded

Fire Controlman (Aegis) 2nd Class Savian Wadsworthy stands watch as the radar systems controller in the combat information center aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) in the Mediterranean Sea, Dec. 30, 2018. Porter, forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, is on its sixth patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S national security interests in Europe and Africa. US Navy photo.

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Artificial intelligence could be used not only for faster decision-making on the battlefield but also for faster training as the Navy inserts more weapons and tools onto ships and aircraft, the Navy’s top weapons buyer said last week. Read More

Naval Exercise Series Continues Push to Find Solutions for Modern Battlefield Problems

Naval Exercise Series Continues Push to Find Solutions for Modern Battlefield Problems

U.S. Marines with 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, night optics during Advanced Naval Technology Exercise 2018 (ANTX-18) at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif. on March 20, 2018. US Marine Corps Photo

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – The Navy and Marine Corps are continuing a series of exercises to understand what technologies and tactics the services need to rapidly develop to fight in high-end future conflicts. Read More

WEST: SPAWAR Systems Centers Rebranded as Naval Information Warfare Centers

WEST: SPAWAR Systems Centers Rebranded as Naval Information Warfare Centers

Lauren Burnette, from Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) Systems Center Pacific, explains the Battlespace Exploitation of Mixed Reality (BEMR) Lab demo to a visitor at the Office of Naval Research (ONR) exhibit during the 2016 Sea-Air-Space Exposition. US Navy photo.

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — In a nod to the rising role of technology and growing importance of information warfare in the battlespace, the Navy will rename Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command’s (SPAWAR) Systems Centers this month, officials announced Wednesday. Read More

Navy Use of Laser Scanning Already Showing Big Savings; Summit This Month to Refine Plans

Navy Use of Laser Scanning Already Showing Big Savings; Summit This Month to Refine Plans

Lt. Clay Greunke, assigned to Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR), demonstrates three-dimensional scanning and virtual reality by walking through processed scanned data from the guided-missile destroyer USS Truxtun (DDG 103) [on right] compared to two-dimensional drawings of the ship [on left], on May 26, 2017. The SPAWAR 3D scanning team recently received the 2016 Secretary of the Navy’s innovation award in the category of automated process development for their development of virtual and augmented reality during an official ceremony on June 5, 2017. US Navy photo illustration.

A $50,000 investment in laser scanning equipment saved the Navy nearly $2 million during the planning effort for USS George Washington‘s (CVN-73) refueling and complex overhaul. A small team of engineers with a LIDAR system did the work of the usual 20-person team, inspecting the nooks and crannies of the carrier to inform the overhaul plans.

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SPAWAR to Industry: 'We've Got to Go Faster' to Maintain Military Edge

SPAWAR to Industry: ‘We’ve Got to Go Faster’ to Maintain Military Edge

Rear Adm. Christian “Boris” Becker, commmander of Space and Naval Warfare (SPAWAR) Systems Command. US Navy Photo

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – The days of U.S. military supremacy might be over, but not if the military services and industry find ways to quickly innovate and rapidly deliver solutions to the fleet, the head of Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command told a defense industry audience on Tuesday. Read More

Info Warfare's Biggest Challenge: The Crowded Chaos of Cyberspace

Info Warfare’s Biggest Challenge: The Crowded Chaos of Cyberspace

Information Systems Technician 1st Class Heather Edbauer assigned to Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), track inventory while issuing new network computers for shipboard offices on July 14, 2015. US Navy Photo

Information Systems Technician 1st Class Heather Edbauer assigned to Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), track inventory while issuing new network computers for shipboard offices on July 14, 2015. US Navy Photo

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Unlike conventional warfare, the vast information environment has no boundaries and few rules, but rapid advances in technologies make it even tougher to keep up with cyber threats and ensure warfighting readiness, senior Navy, Coast Guard and Marine Corps leaders told WEST 2017 conference attendees in several talks and panel discussions. Read More

SPAWAR Chief: CANES Installation Time Cut in Half

SPAWAR Chief: CANES Installation Time Cut in Half

CANES units bound for installation aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) are loaded and tested in the SPAWAR Network Integration and Engineering Facility prior to fleet delivery in June 2014. US Navy photo.

CANES units bound for installation aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) are loaded and tested in the SPAWAR Network Integration and Engineering Facility prior to fleet delivery in June 2014. US Navy photo.

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Three years into its plan to modernize fleet tactical networks, the Navy has sliced by more than half the time it’s taking to install the Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise System on aircraft carriers and other ships and submarines. Read More

Navy Cyber Chief: Network Protection, Data Assurance Top Priorities; Investments Needed in A.I.

Navy Cyber Chief: Network Protection, Data Assurance Top Priorities; Investments Needed in A.I.

Sailors man the phone and distance line aboard the Arleigh Burke-Class guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG-57) on Nov. 7, 2014. US Navy Photo

Sailors man the phone and distance line aboard the Arleigh Burke-Class guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG-57) on Nov. 7, 2014. US Navy Photo

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — The military services must deliver information and data to warfighters, from fleet commanders to pilots, that’s timely, accurate, secure and not compromised by the growing threats from network intruders and attacks, the Navy’s top cyber official told a San Diego defense conference. Read More