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Navy Testing Battle Management Aid on Aircraft Carrier
« on: November 28, 2020, 06:52:17 AM »
Navy Testing Battle Management Aid on Aircraft Carrier
By: Mallory Shelbourne
November 26, 2020 11:40 AM
 

The Navy’s plans to test a Battle Management Aid on one of its aircraft carriers, as the service pursues a tactical data network to link up its sensors and weapons.

After years of working on the Naval Integrated Fire Control-Counter Air (NIFC-CA) network, the Navy this year plans to field a Battle Management Aid, known as BMA 2020, on USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70), Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Warfighting Requirements and Capabilities (OPNAV N9) Vice Adm. Jim Kilby said at the American Society of Naval Engineers’ virtual Combat Systems Symposium last week.

“We didn’t produce the battle management aids to allow our operators to effectively execute that. And it was only until recently – the last two years – we were able to get out of our own way in the Pentagon to organize between the air community and the surface community to produce a battle management aid that had a common site picture for the [naval flight officers] in the back of an E2D [Hawkeye] and the operators in the [combat information center] of Baseline 9 ship to understand where they had capability and that will field in Vinson in 2020,” he said.

https://news.usni.org/2020/11/26/navy-testing-battle-management-aid-on-aircraft-carrier
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