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Navy Warfare Centers Collaborate on Force Analysis

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The Naval Surface Warfare Center's Carderock and Dahlgren (NSWCDD) divisions have joined forces to analyze the surface fleet force using the Synthetic Theater Operations Research Model (STORM).

Both NSWC units also worked with the Naval Undersea Warfare Center and Naval Air Systems Command to help modelers and analysts understand the STORM model system through a training program, Naval Sea Systems Command said Wednesday.

Isel Caro, branch head for the force analysis and strategic studies branch at NSWCDD, noted that the Carderock division oversaw modeling and operational concept development efforts while the Dalhgren team led the force analysis work.

“Our analysts performed measures to ensure that the model works. They were looking at the output of each different mission area and in combination with each other to draw conclusions and gain insight into the best configurations and platforms and the best ways to be able to operate," Caro added.

The STORM campaign aimed to support the U.S. Navy's Future Surface Combatant Force research goals through 2045 and its Capabilities-Based Assessments Integration Process initiative.

NAVSEA noted that the partnership was able to complete the integration of seven analysts and modelers within a six-month period amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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