Gunner’s Mate 3rd Class Taylor Monroe, left, and Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Marcus Benavides conduct maintenance on the aft vertical launching system aboard the guided missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) on Jan. 5, 2017. Open and modular systems, like the Vertical Launching System and the Aegis Combat System, will become even more important as technology rapidly advances and the Navy is tasked with operating in high-end environments, the deputy assistant secretary of the Navy for research, development, test and evaluation said. US Navy photo.
A renewed focus on sea combat and rapidly advancing technologies mean the Navy will have to leverage open architecture in its future ships, weapons and other systems, the Navy’s new deputy assistant secretary of the Navy for research, development, test and evaluation said today. Read More