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Surface Warfare Program

CNA conducts analyses to ensure that U.S. Navy surface ships have the most effective warfighting systems and tactics. Commands rely on independent CNA assessments of how ship systems perform, how to improve that performance through tactical innovation, and what new systems to procure to enable high-end fleet capabilities. Enduring projects include integrated air and missile defense and the interoperability of tracking system data — crucial to the fleet-wide deployment of the current Link-16 network.

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Analyst Dr. Rahul Patel discusses the close connections between headquarters analysis and operations at sea that result in rapid impact on Navy tactics. 

Self-Defense of Combat Logistics Force Ships in Distributed Maritime Operations

Recent Reports

Most of the work products from the Surface Warfare Program are classified or have distribution limited to the Department of Defense. Visitors with appropriate credentials can find these reports on the CNA SIPR site.

In Pursuit of Naval Data Fusion

Spy Low Probability of Counter-Detection: Spiral 5 Test Report

Naval Tactical Grid Enablers 2019 (NTGE-19) Track Fusion Tools Reconstruction and Analysis


Dr. Daniel Roek, Research Program Director
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