Battlespace Awareness Tools Are Central to Fleet Readiness

CIMSEC – In his book Fleet Tactics and Naval Operations, Capt.(ret) Wayne Hughes states: “At sea the essence of tactical success has been the first application of effective offensive force.” Capt. Hughes’ warfighting axiom – applying offensive force first – is the distinct advantage information warfare intends to deliver, and it is predicated on sound battlespace awareness. Given the advances in the speed, precision, and destructive power of modern naval weapons, finding and fixing the adversary remains indispensable.