The U.S. Navy, planning for next-generation antiship missiles, detailed on page DT4, uses the term “net-enabled.” For the Navy, that term has meaning. A net-enabled weapon (NEW) is assisted by the net, getting updates on its target from other platforms, but is not dependent on it. In the antisurface-warfare mission, that is the key difference between the Navy's new approach—trialed in a Joint Capability Technology Demonstration in early 2011—and 2004's Resultant Fury demonstration, in ...

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