How combat jets, submarines, and surface warships all could share targeting information in real time

Oct. 9, 2019
Capability could face sophisticated, enemies across several theaters at a time, and help mobilize defending forces and activate land-based radar.

WASHINGTON – If land-based precision artillery, maneuvering Air Force fighter jets, and Navy destroyers all were able to share targeting information seamlessly and in real time, the Pentagon would be closely approaching its concept of modern joint multi-domain warfare. Kris Osborn at The National Interest reports. Continue reading original article

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

9 Oct. 2019 -- U.S. Army Futures Command has created two multi-domain task force units, addressing threat scenarios in Europe and the Pacific, geared toward advancing a warfare synergy between otherwise disparate spheres of attack, such as air, land, and sea.

Gen. John Murray, U.S. Army Futures Commander, told reporters several months ago that the Army is rapidly adapting to how multi-domain combat continues to inform preparations for future war.

For instance, what if a submarine-launched undersea Navy drone used sonar to find an enemy submarine lurking near vulnerable allied coastline -- and then instantly transmitted location data to submarines and surface ships, which could then cue fighter jets to destroy the surfacing enemy submarine from the air?

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