Integrated-fires capabilities are a central part of the asymmetric advantage our Navy, joint, and coalition forces bring to a fight. They include capabilites that disrupt adversary command and control, communications, computing, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR) systems; deliver electronic payloads that limit an enemy’s freedom of maneuver and action; and enhance the ability of our own forces to place ordnance on target. It integrates lethal and non-lethal fires, underpinned by superior battlespace awareness and assured command and control, to provide commanders an expanded set of warfighting tools especially important in anti-access and area-denial (A2/AD) environments, like Air-Sea Battle.
The integrated-fires pillar of information dominance employs the electromagnetic spectrum (EMS) and cyberspace to deliver kinetic and non-kinetic effects at the times and places of our choosing.
By Margaret Palmieri