Navy Testing Battle Management Aid on Aircraft Carrier

The Navy’s plans to test a Battle Management Aid on one of its aircraft carriers, as the service pursues a tactical data network to link up its sensors and weapons.

After years of working on the Naval Integrated Fire Control-Counter Air (NIFC-CA) network, the Navy this year plans to field a Battle Management Aid, known as BMA 2020, on USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70), Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Warfighting Requirements and Capabilities (OPNAV N9) Vice Adm. Jim Kilby said at the American Society of Naval Engineers’ virtual Combat Systems Symposium last week.

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