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121025-N-LE393-075 NEWPORT, R.I. (Oct. 25, 2012) Military and civilian experts confer during the Integrated Air and Missile Defense Workshop at the U.S. Naval War College. The workshop was conducted to support the advances in Navy air and missile defense integration and interoperability. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Eric Dietrich)

NEWPORT, R.I. (Oct. 25, 2012) Military and civilian experts confer during the Integrated Air and Missile Defense Workshop at the U.S. Naval War College. The workshop was conducted to support the advances in Navy air and missile defense integration and interoperability. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Eric Dietrich)
 

Oct. 25, 2012
 
NEWPORT, R.I. – In collaboration with the Navy Air and Missile Defense Command (NAMDC), the U.S. Naval War College (NWC) conducted the Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) Workshop on Oct. 24-25.
 
Approximately twenty-five participants, representing the range of warfare areas and disciplines associated with IAMD, convened over this two-day period in a seminar-format workshop to discuss IAMD-related technologies, tactics, and their operational application.
 
121025-N-LE393-083 NEWPORT, R.I. (Oct. 25, 2012) William Bundy, a professor with the Gravely Naval Warfare Research Group at the U.S. Naval war College (NWC), speaks during the Integrated Air and Missile Defense Workshop at the NWC. The workshop was conducted to support the advances in Navy air and missile defense integration and interoperability. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Eric Dietrich)“Integrated Air and Missile Defense is an evolving mission area for the Navy,” said professor Will Bundy, director of the Gravely Naval Warfare Research Group. "This workshop will gather inputs from IAMD planners and Fleet IAMD officers to form the basis for Navy guidance." 
 
Supported by NWC’s Warfare Analysis and Research department and facilitated by the Gravely Naval Warfare Research Group, the workshop assessed the ability of IAMD systems to disrupt, defeat, and nullify air and missile threats. Participants also discussed IAMD capabilities across a myriad of missions, including maritime and theater defense cases.
 
The ultimate goal of the workshop was to enable warfighters, planners, science and technology developers and acquisition professionals to cooperatively assess development and employment of air and missile defense systems. 
 
"The results of this IAMD workshop will assist with establishing Navy mission planning and Joint integration," Bundy said. Workshop results will also inform publication of IAMD doctrine, as well as provide inputs for advancing concepts of operations.

Posted by Cmdr. Carla M. McCarthy