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Navy Reveals New Training System in San Diego

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The U.S. Navy has trained and assigned over 40 sailors to the USS Rafael Peralta with a new system combining air and missile defense with anti-submarine warfare. The destroyer’s crewmen were the first to employ the Combined Integrated Air and Missile Defense/ Anti-Submarine Warfare Trainer or CIAT with the latest advanced warfare training curriculum, the Navy said Tuesday.

The training took place at Naval Base San Diego, Calif., from Jan. 8 to Jan. 11, following the Center for Surface Combat Systems’ opening of CIAT in December 2018.

“The overall purpose of CIAT is to capitalize on advances in virtual technology to deliver a warfighting laboratory that is realistic, relevant and just as complex as the threat environment our deployed ships are sailing into,” said Lt. Cmdr. Reisheid Dixon, officer in charge at CSCS Det San Diego.

The Navy plans to implement CSCS-based tactical training across all Baseline 9 warships in San Diego. CIAT is designed to simulate a naval warship’s combat suite to provide a realistic training environment for Navy sailors. The shore-based training facility also features a debrief room wherein instructors may explain procedures,  provide detailed feedback and replay scenarios.

“The debrief room allows us to articulate the full PBED process — plan, brief, execute, and debrief,” said Lt. Wayne Badstuebner, tactical action officer evaluator.

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