The US Navy is preparing to introduce a unified software system for communication and control of warships

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The US Navy is preparing to introduce a unified software system for communication and control of warships

American developers presented the concept of a unified software system for communication and control of connections of submarine and surface warships of the US Navy and everything fleet called Project Overmatch. The project was created in secrecy for two years, according to Defense News weekly.

The concept is based on a single integrated hardware-independent software package that all ships can use to perform tasks alone or in a group. According to the developers, the software package is still at an early stage of creation, its testing and subsequent implementation will take about two to three years.



The main value of an integrated software system lies in its ability to provide superiority in rapid decision making in a real combat environment. In addition, the complex can be deployed in a short time by downloading software and does not require the installation of new expensive equipment. The system receives and transmits a large amount of data received from various sources, which allows you to command both a group of ships and individual ships and even sailors on them.

In the future, Project Overmatch will also implement artificial intelligence functions, which will make it possible to make decisions on the management of combat ships with scenarios that are unpredictable for the enemy and go beyond existing doctrines. Brian Clark, an expert on naval operations at the Hudson Institute think tank, said that this approach to naval operations is very important in confronting an adversary like China.

If we can create more unpredictability, it will lead to more uncertainty and potentially better containment of China.

the expert told Defense News.

An integrated software platform will unify all combat systems, each ship will be able to see what others see. This will make it possible to make the most optimal decisions very quickly in conditions of high-intensity combat operations. In addition, the bulk of the data and their processing will take place remotely in unified information centers, which will relieve the hardware and software systems of individual warships.

As the Overmatch project evolves, Clark said, the Navy is likely to increase investment in decision-making tools that will accompany the expansion of communication between ships of all types.

Joe DePietro, vice president and general manager of Lockheed Martin's maritime warfare and missile defense systems, told Defense News that the company is already testing an integrated combat command and communications system.
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  1. +1
    9 February 2023 12: 12
    Great.
    It remains only to understand how surface ships will operate in the face of a massive attack on them by hypersonic missiles or the use of nuclear weapons in the ocean.
  2. +3
    9 February 2023 12: 20
    Das ist eine gute Nachricht...; jetzt braucht man also nur noch ein
    erstklassiges Virus, um das gesamte System zu kapern und die
    Schiffe/U-Boote können sich selbst versenken...!!! am laughing
    1. +1
      9 February 2023 12: 28
      I don't think this will work. There will be a virus and everything your heart desires!
    2. 0
      16 February 2023 12: 07
      Ich stimme Ihnen zu, das Virus auf dem U-Boot ist der Tod.
  3. -3
    9 February 2023 12: 25
    The US Navy is preparing to introduce a unified software system for communication and control of warships
    fool In the yard of the XXI century, and they have nothing ready! request If only a trifle in the pockets of poking ....
  4. +1
    9 February 2023 12: 25
    And if the notorious high-altitude nuclear explosion above the theater of operations (electromagnetic pulse, ionization), as a result, the lack of communication, then how? What if there isn't one?
  5. 0
    9 February 2023 12: 29
    If we can create more unpredictability, then it will lead to more uncertainty.
    Eco turned down, it's expensive to read. Brian Clark didn't graduate from the Faculty of Philosophy by any chance?
    An integrated software platform will unite all combat systems
    And what if a Chinese hacker connects to this platform and amends the American balance of power and resources? Practice has proven that every super-duper protected program just needs its own hacker. But these are just my personal thoughts.
  6. 0
    9 February 2023 12: 35
    Woe from the mind ...
    I hope this all still has a button somewhere.
  7. -1
    9 February 2023 12: 38
    The concept is based on a single integrated hardware-independent software package

    Damn, I thought that the hardware-independent concept of the network BIUS was buried forever, but apparently a crazy programmer got into the US military department and resuscitated the deceased. To make it clear what I'm talking about from afar - why do we love PDF files? And for the fact that they open on any device, regardless of the operating system. That is, these files are hardware-independent - this is a simple program that could work on an iron if it had one more transistor. We also know the disadvantages of these files - they are not protected from the word at all. For programs initially untethered from hardware, such innate jambs as practically absent protection, easy hackability and extremely primitive encryption are characteristic. A hacker's dream. An example of such a scheme was the communication system of the Soviet police - passwords and reviews changed every day, various substitutes for words were invented (which also constantly changed). And to introduce viruses into such a system is not easy, but very simple. In general, it’s not clear to me why this corpse was reanimated at a time when compact communication systems with encoders-decoders that are built-in at the hardware level and easily change the encryption principle all at once a hundred times a day were invented a long time ago and have proven themselves well. However, American taxpayers' money will be spent on this, and our hackers will intercept control of American fleets - this suits me perfectly.
  8. 0
    9 February 2023 13: 10
    At a time when on each train. station in Russia is already a quantum phone.
  9. 0
    9 February 2023 13: 27
    IMHO, they already seem to have an integrated connection.
    it looks like we are talking about AI, which will react more to dangers and give options in advance
  10. -3
    9 February 2023 18: 46
    Will we shout urYa or do we still need to increase the reaction rate when using the Navy? And it will be like with UAVs at the beginning of the NWO, only you can’t quickly replace ships.

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