VLOS Demonstrates the Capabilities of Virtualized Systems at Sea

June 26, 2019 – Sailors aboard Arleigh Burke class destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82), in partnership with Program Executive Office Integrated Warfare Systems (PEO IWS) 5.0, Undersea Systems, successfully tested the Virtual Laboratory on Ship (VLOS), a virtualized Undersea Warfare Combat System (AN/SQQ-89 A(V)15), during a recent weeklong underway period. VLOS represents another important step forward in the U.S. Navy’s efforts to speed combat system element development and software upgrades. During the past year, IWS 5.0 developed VLOS in close collaboration with Applied Research Laboratory – University of Texas (ARL-UT)…

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Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group Wraps Up COMPTUEX

February 25, 2019 – After weeks at sea drilling and training through a variety of challenging and realistic scenarios during their composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX), the Sailors of the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) Carrier Strike Group (ABECSG) returned to Naval Station Norfolk Feb. 23. The month-long assessment tested ABECSG’s units and their ability to interoperate as a team-of-teams in a complex and rapidly changing maritime domain. Upon successful completion of COMPTUEX the ABECSG will be the next CSG certified for deployed operations. “I’m extremely proud of the hard…

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ABESG Warships Complete First East Coast CRUDES SWATT

November 27, 2018 – The U.S. Navy’s Surface Fleet is more capable, ready and lethal today as surface combatants from USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) Carrier Strike Group (ABESG) completed the Navy’s first East Coast Carrier Strike Group (CSG) Cruiser-Destroyer (CRUDES) Surface Warfare Advanced Tactical Training (SWATT) exercise. “The first East Coast SWATT is a milestone event not only for the Surface Fleet, but also for the Navy as a whole as we continue to focus on the development of tactical proficiency and lethality which is of strategic value and…

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East Coast CRUDES units Conduct Live Fire Exercise

November 15, 2018 – Warships from the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) Carrier Strike Group (CSG), along with other Norfolk-based cruiser-destroyer (CRUDES) units, participated Nov. 5 in a Live Fire With A Purpose (LFWAP) missile exercise (MSLEX) off the East Coast of the U.S. demonstrating enhanced lethality, capability and readiness. The LFWAP program is a reinvigorated MSLEX program designed to increase fleet lethality and tactical proficiency. It provides the surface warfare enterprise an opportunity to examine human, system and tactics, techniques, and procedure performance with an eye toward rapid increases…

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USS Nitze Underway for First East Coast Carrier Strike Group SWATT

November 6, 2018 – USS Nitze (DDG 94) departed Naval Base Norfolk Friday, Nov. 2, to participate in the Navy’s first East Coast Carrier Strike Group (CSG) cruiser-destroyer (CRUDES) Surface Warfare Advanced Tactical Training (SWATT) exercise. SWATT is led by Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center (SMWDC) and is designed to increase warfighting proficiency, lethality, and interoperability of participating units. Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) Carrier Strike Group 12 (CSG 12) cruiser-destroyer (CRUDES) units are participating alongside Nitze during this exercise to include USS Mason (DDG 87), Gonzalez (DDG 66)…

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