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07/31/2020
When I visited San Diego earlier this year, in my discussion with VADM Miller, he highlighted the importance of the coming of MISR to the fleet. MISR officers are trained as ISR subject matter experts to operate at the fleet or CSG level and to work the sensor fusion for the integratable CVW. According to the Air Boss: “I think of MISR as additive, not lessening of TOPGUN, but instead akin to a new phase…
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The Coming of MISR to the Fleet: The Perspective of the First Deployed MISR Officer

08/05/2020By Robbin Laird Earlier this year, in a visit with Vice Admiral Miller, the US Navy’s Air Boss, I was introduced to the coming of MISR, or the… Read more »

Visiting the Naval Aviation Warfighting Development Center (NAWDC): July 2020

08/03/2020By Robbin Laird The US Navy is in the throes of reworking its capability to prevail in the high-end fight while ensuring its ability to engage in full… Read more »

The Coming of CMV-22B to the Fleet: Next Steps

08/01/2020By Robbin Laird In early February of this year, I attended the ceremony unveiling the Navy’s Osprey as the replacement for the C-2 for the logistics support mission.… Read more »

MISR, MINOTAUR and Training for the Maritime Kill Web

07/31/2020When I visited San Diego earlier this year, in my discussion with VADM Miller, he highlighted the importance of the coming of MISR to the fleet. MISR officers… Read more »

The Next Phase of Australian Defense Strategy Development: A Discussion with Brendan Sargeant

07/24/2020By Robbin Laird Last month, the Australian government announced its new defense strategy and force development plan for the decade ahead. It represents both continuity and change from… Read more »

Shaping a Way Ahead for the Triton: Enabling the Integrated Distributed Force

07/22/2020By Robbin Laird During my recent visit to Jax Navy, I had a chance to talk with several members of the maritime reconnaissance patrol community about Triton. A… Read more »

Australian F-35 Training: Upgrading the Simulators with Australian Domain Knowledge

07/17/2020By Alisha Welch The software in the FMSims was upgraded to align with the latest Operational Flight Program. The four F-35A Full Mission Simulators (FMSims) currently operational at… Read more »

The Seahawk in the Extended Battlespace

07/12/2020By Robbin Laird During my visit to the maritime patrol reconnaissance community during the week of June 14, 2020, I had a chance to meet with the leadership… Read more »

The Standing Up of TOCRON-11: The Next Step in Building Out Kill Web Infrastructure

07/07/2020By Robbin Laird For some, the shift from using kill web instead of the kill chain is a variant of wordsmithing. But it is not. I have worked… Read more »