The US Navy (USN) is looking to expand the expert-level training led by the Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center (SMWDC) across the service to help hone its forces.
“SMWDC is much more than a surface effort,” Rear Admiral John Wade, the centre’s outgoing commander, told Jane’s.
SMWDC has already led individual warships and amphibious ready group vessels through their paces for Surface Warfare Advanced Tactical Training (SWATT), including similar training for ships and aircraft belonging to the USS John C Stennis Carrier Strike Group (CSG) at the end of April.
“Other communities now have warfare development centres,” said Rear Adm Wade, who will step down from his post on 8 May to become commander of CSG 12 out of Norfolk, Virginia.
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