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NNS020816-03 NUWC Newport Recognized for NESP Battle Group Training Support

Release date: 8/16/2002 7:15:00 AM

By Chief Journalist David Nagle, Naval Sea Systems Command Public Affairs

NEWPORT, R.I. (NNS) -- Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Newport recently supported the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 76) Battle Group by providing training on the Navy's Extremely High Frequency (EHF) Satellite Communications program (NESP) in preparation for the battle group's Inter Deployment Training Cycle.

NESP, operational since the early 1980's, provides core warfighting capabilities for Navy ship, shore and submarine platforms. EHF is the Fleet's medium of choice for effectively exchanging tactical warfighting information.

With its low probability of intercept and detection characteristics, EHF enhances battle group communications capabilities and allows deployed battle groups to operate with a decisive advantage over potential enemies.

NUWC Newport provides this comprehensive training to approximately 250 ship, shore and submarine platforms employing the NESP terminal. In addition, the center provides EHF Low Data Rate (LDR) /Medium Data Rate (MDR) Communications Management training to deploying Battle Group staffs, numbered Fleet Commanders, Fleet Submarine Commanders, and Navy Fleet Commanders-In-Chief.

A recent post-fast cruise message from Truman's battle group commander praised NUWC Newport for its assistance in successfully completing all EHF, LDP and MDR connectivity requirements.

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