Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson has said expanding the U.S. Navy‘s integrated fire control network can help the military service operate in an environment that employs anti-ship cruise missiles, USNI News reported Friday.
Megan Eckstein writes Richardson said he believes a distributed way of operations for carrier strike groups in contested environments is one approach to combat the hostile kill chain.
“We are a global maneuver force, and so that data is highly perishable: as soon as you sense that ship, whether it’s an aircraft carrier or whatever, that’s going to be obsolete data very quickly,” Richardson told the McAleese/Credit Suisse FY 2017 Defense Programs Conference.
Richardson also wants additional sensors and platforms built into the Naval Integrated Fire Control-Counter Air system to improve its resiliency, Eckstein reports.
He also called for the involvement of the underwater community in order to build a resilient network, USNI News reports.