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NDIA 8th Annual Expeditionary Warfare Conference Naval Mine CountermeasuresVision MajGen J.R. Battaglini Director, Expeditionary Warfare Division
MCM Vision Key Enablers: • Legacy Platforms • and Systems • Slow • Heavy • Large footprint • Stovepiped • Primarily CONUS-based • Distributed Expeditionary MCM Systems • Fast • Light • Agile • Precise • Lethal • Modular • ORGANIC Operations Concept of Unmanned Operations Distributed and Netted Behavior Cooperative Sea Trial Experiments Common Tactical Picture (CTP) MCM VISION: Field a Common Set of Unmanned, Modular MCM Systems Employable from a Variety of Host Platforms or Shore Sites that can Quickly Counter the Spectrum of Mines to Enable Assured Access with Minimum Risk from Mines Get the Sailor/Marine Out of the Minefield Accelerate MCM from Weeks/Days to Hours/Minutes
“Mother” Vehicle Search Vehicle (LFBB) ID Vehicle Neutralizing Vehicle Neutralization Event Geo-Registration Device / Sensor Field Identified Mine Undetected Mine Identified Non-Mine MCM Future CONOPS: Tactical View ISR/IPB Enabled • Database Mining • Geo-Registration • Sensor Fields • Pattern Recognition • Smart Cueing Unmanned Nodes Distributed, Offboard, Cooperative & Netted MCM Capability BAMS Overhead Databased “Mining tracks” TUAV PIM Geo-Registration Grid Strike Group
MCM Force Transformation Today Future FYDP Dedicated CONOPS Dedicated Dedicated Common Vehicles & Systems Organic + Follow-on Systems Organic Capability Centered Platform Centered Stovepipe/Legacy Distributed/Netted/Cooperative
Roadmap: MCM Transition Spirals Today (2003) Near-Term (FYDP) Mid-Term (2009-2015) Far-Term (>2015) Platform Centered FY05 Plan (FY05 - FY09) MH-53E Decision MCM(X) Decision Progression of MCM Capabilities Built Upon Preceding Platforms/Systems Dedicated MCM Forces AMCM Capabilities Organic MCM Systems Spiral Developments OMCM MH-60S RMS LMRS LCS with MIW Mission Modules UUV, UAV, USV Future MCM Capability Centered