ELB ACTD

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ELB ACTDExtending the Littoral Battlespace-Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration
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As reported in Defense A Daily, the first phase of the Extending the Littoral Battlespace Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration (ELB ACTD) has demonstrated the potential for military forces to share a common operational picture at a distance exceeding 200 miles.
General Dynamics, the prime contractor for the ELB ACTD, has conducted Phase I: Major System Demonstration 1 with participation from Navy, Marine Corps and Army units as part of the Joint Exercise Kernel Blitz 99.
A DOD official, speaking at the Frost and Sullivan seminar mentioned elsewhere in this report, reflected the Pentagon's interest in the ELB ACTD. CAPT Benjamin Riley, USN, military deputy to the deputy under secretary of defense for advanced technology, indicated that the objectives of the ELB are to demonstrate enhanced communications, theater-wide situation understanding, sensors and targeting in a distributed operational environment.