From Ashley Nekoui, DVIDS:  Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific was one of three locations throughout the world to host the Coalition Warrior Interoperability eXploration, eXperimentation, eXamination, (CWIX) Exercise, June 6-20.

CWIX is an annual North Atlantic Treaty Organization military committee approved event, designed to bring about continuous improvement in interoperability for the alliance. Coalition partners participating in the exercise included Finland, Poland, France, Sweden, Denmark, Turkey, the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, and the United States. About 1,000 personnel participated in CWIX.

The CWIX program primarily focuses on testing and improving the interoperability of NATO and national command and control (C2) capabilities with a particular emphasis on those that would be deployed within a Combined Joint Task Force or NATO Response Force. . . .

This year’s CWIX scenario was located off of the Horn of Africa. Participants tested multiple technologies in support of maritime domain awareness, defense response, and threat response to determine operability among their respective systems.

Participating coalition partners tested five capabilities from San Diego with systems in Bydgoszcz, Poland.

Meteorology and oceanography (METOC) data from the Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Center (FNMOC) in Monterey, Calif., was passed through a data-diode in San Diego into a classified coalition environment and shared with coalition partners. The METOC capability allows users to view various weather situations in real time. This data is critical to air and sea operations and used as a major planning factor in land-based operations.

"Something like this has never been done before in military history," said Jay Iannacito, project manager for coalition interoperability at SSC Pacific.  (graphic: Compusult)