45, will support various mission areas including naval surface fire support
, and has the capacity to expand to a variety of anti-air threats, anti-surface threats, and could expand the navy's engagement options against current and emerging threats.
In December 2005, more than a decade after the Navy and Marine Corps began to formulate requirements, agreement was reached on the capabilities needed for naval surface fire support
General James Jones stated, "I regret we took them [battleships] out of service before we had actually fixed the naval surface fire support
Our naval surface fire support
programs will contribute critical precision and volume fire support to maneuvering forces ashore from the sea, complementing aviation assets and ground-based artillery," said Rear Adm.
The training scenarios will require the placement of tactical ordnance on selected targets using Joint Close Air Support (JCAS) procedures and observed fire procedures for Naval Surface Fire Support
(NSFS), artillery and mortar fire to perform destruction, neutralization, suppression, illumination/coordinated illumination, interdiction, and harassment fire missions.
Naval Surface Fire Support
(NSFS) is the traditional means by which navies have supported armies and the firepower provided could be quite awesome.
The sea-based part of the fires triad is referred to as Naval Surface Fire Support
Whitlow noted that the debate over naval surface fire support
has been going on for many years.
The new 5-inch, precision-guided Extended Range Munition (ERM) will address the current void in affordable and reliable long-range naval surface fire support
As per the contract, the company will be responsible to work towards addressing naval science and technology requirements for joint strike warfare involving air superiority and precision attack and even air and surface battle space requirements of joint littoral aircraft involving aircraft, naval surface fire support
and ship self-defense.
The global leader in naval surface fire support
(NSFS) is the US Navy, which is significantly improving its guns and ammunition.