Trident Warrior 2010 Aims to Improve Military Technology

Story Number: NNS100609-07Release Date: 6/9/2010 4:49:00 PM
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From Trident Warrior Public Affairs

SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- Trident Warrior 2010 (TW10), an annual sea trial experiment, that focuses on at-sea experimentation of approximately 100 critical maritime technologies, will be held at commands in San Diego and Hawaii June 14 to July 16.

The primary goal of TW10, the largest and most complex afloat experiment to date, is to improve information dominance capabilities, maritime warfighting policy and procedures, and interoperability between U.S. and coalition partners. The experiment is designed to answer detailed analytical questions about the technologies in order to quickly get them into the hands of the warfighter.

Sponsored by Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet, and directed by U.S. Fleet Forces Command, TW10 participants also include Space, Naval Warfare Systems Command, Naval Postgraduate School, ships and aircraft from the U.S. Navy and Air Force, program executive offices, and system commands. Multinational participation includes Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, the Republic of Korea, France, and Chile.

TW10 will assess the land and sea-based technologies organized into nine specific focus areas including networks, coalition, information operations, command and control, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, electronic warfare/fires, information assurance/cross domain solutions/distance support, information transport, and maritime domain awareness.

Overall, the results of TW10 experimentation aim to impact future doctrine and enhance the technologies, ultimately allowing the warfighter to keep ahead of its adversary in the rapidly changing environment.

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