Damage Control Automation for Reduced Manning (DC-ARM)
The DC-ARM program addresses the Navy's need to reduce manning aboard
ships by reducing the number of personnel required for shipboard damage
control actions through automation. Survivable automation, coupled with
new operational concepts, will significantly reduce damage control and
engineering manning requirements while simultaneously improving surface
ship survivability. DC-ARM shifts both routine and hazardous manpower-intensive
manual damage control operations to survivable automation. The ex-USS
Shadwell has been the site of the three major demonstrations
of the DC-ARM concepts.
Advanced Damage Counter Measures
The Advanced Damage Countermeasures (ADC) is a new program that is part
of ONR’s Platform Protection, Future Naval Capabilities (FNC) program.
The ADC program is currently planned for FY 02-05 and will continue to
build on the DC-ARM concepts and further expand automated damage control
Live Fire Test and Evaluation (LFT&E)
LFT&E is a test program that is intended to review vulnerability and
recoverability issues related to CVNX DC Systems and fire protection issues
related to the CVNX Hangar Bay and magazines.