January 26, 2023

Overmatch Secrecy Needed as China, Russia Surveil US Navy, Experts Say

Source: Defense News

Journalist: Colin Demarest

Project Overmatch is the Navy’s contribution to Joint All-Domain Command and Control, or JADC2, the Pentagon’s multibillion-dollar push to connect disparate databases and forces across land, air, sea, space and cyber. By doing so, defense officials say, the U.S. will be able to better address foreign aggression.

China is attempting to counteract JADC2 with what has been dubbed Multi-Domain Precision Warfare, or MDPW, an effort to interlink command and control, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance and more to quickly coordinate firepower and exploit weakness.

“It’s a stated high-priority target of both the Chinese and Russian military doctrine. So, I’m pretty glad that it’s secret,” Drexel said Thursday. “I suspect the kind of stitching everything together, particularly, is what the Chinese, the Russians, would love to know.”

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Authors

  • Bill Drexel

    Associate Fellow, Technology and National Security Program

    Bill Drexel is an Associate Fellow for the Technology and National Security Program at CNAS. His work focuses on the risks of artificial intelligence applications in national ...