USMC introduces JADOCS aboard USS George Washington

14 July 2015 (Last Updated July 14th, 2015 18:30)

The US Marines Corps (USMC) has embarked aboard the US Navy's Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) and introduced the joint automated deep operation coordination system (JADOCS).

The US Marines Corps (USMC) has embarked aboard the US Navy's Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) and introduced the joint automated deep operation coordination system (JADOCS).

JADOCS operator Marine Corporal Steward Bach said that their visit aboard George Washington during exercise Talisman Sabre 15 allowed them to demonstrate their capabilities.

He also added that it helped them to show how the USMC can integrate and improve the US Navy's maritime missions.

"A part of Talisman Sabre was to train navy personnel to use JADOCS and how to use the system to integrate with marines."

JADOCS connects land and sea assets, as well as offers a clear image that supports a combatant commander to make better tactical decisions. Moreover, it enhances communication between all allied resources and delivers more detail for real-world scenarios.

Bach added: "There is a common misconception that marines are supposed to be a land-fighting force. We are also a sea-to-land fighting force.

"A part of Talisman Sabre was to train navy personnel to use JADOCS and how to use the system to integrate with marines."

Exercise Talisman Sabre, which is conducted every two years between the US and Australian forces, is designed to incorporate activities at sea, on land, and in the air.

It is designed to increase US-Australian interoperability to respond to a range of contingencies and maintain security, peace, and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.

Currently being conducted across both North-East Queensland and the Northern Territory, the exercise features more than 33,000 personnel, 21 ships, 200 aircraft and three submarines.