Publication:
Long Range Fires in Degraded and Denied Environments

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Authors
Paulo, Eugene P.
Beery, Paul T.
Porter, Wayne
MacKinnon, Douglas J.
Subjects
Joint Fires
JADC2
D-DIL
Long Range Fires
AI
ML
Advisors
Date of Issue
2022
Date
2022
Publisher
Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School
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Abstract
The employment of long range fires is a high priority for the U.S. Navy. Long range fires address the capability of U.S. forces to coordinate an emerging arsenal of deep strike weapons against enemy targets that can be launched from an array of joint assets, to include submarines and surface ships, land platforms, and airplanes. This concept means launching ballistic missiles, cruise missiles, and hypersonic missiles from multiple, extremely dispersed locations, against critical enemy assets at sea or hardened facilities on land. Additionally, the long range fires process must be resilient in a degraded or denied environment. Coordinating long range fires encompasses a complex set of actions, to include target prioritization and development, command and control, tasking, kinetic and non-kinetic fires, battle damage assessment, rearming and contested logistics. Our approach leverages experience gained by applying systems engineering and analysis to recent research involving the operational Navy, to include projects involving joint fires within Distributed Maritime Operations and the deployment of hypersonic missiles on a current U.S. Navy surface ship. We apply a similar approach here but augment it with a system of systems analysis of applying long range fires in a degraded and denied environment as part of a timely and relevant joint operational scenario. We will examine significant design decisions and operational parameters, as well as appropriate measures of effectiveness, in generating successful long range fires through systems architecture development and simulation analysis.
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Report
Description
NPS NRP Executive Summary
Department
Systems Engineering (SE)
Organization
Naval Research Program (NRP)
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NPS Report Number
Sponsors
N2/N6 - Information Warfare
Funder
This research is supported by funding from the Naval Postgraduate School, Naval Research Program (PE 0605853N/2098). https://nps.edu/nrp
Chief of Naval Operations (CNO)
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Approved for public release. Distribution is unlimited. 
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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