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Title: Battlespace Dominance

Action: The background is of a three dimensional picture showing a view of land, sea, and airspace. A cylinder, surrounding a fleet, is placed in this drawing to show how the Navy controls specific sea and air regions. The cylinder moves with the fleet and can overlap land areas during force projection.

Voice: Battlespace dominance is defined as the control of specific air and sea regions from which the Navy can project power. Battlespace dominance means establishing and maintaining a zone of superiority that moves with the force. This includes superiority in the air, at sea, on land, under the sea, in space, and in the electromagnetic spectrum. Normally, battlespace dominance establishes a controlled environment before projecting power ashore, but operations can be concurrent and complementary.

Action: The background is removed. A collage of pictures appears on the screen. Each of the pictures represents one of the tasks of battlespace dominance. The pictures include an aircraft carrier for air warfare; surface war ships for surface warfare; submarines for undersea warfare; mines for mine warfare; and satellites used in information warfare. Pop-up boxes contain the following text:

Primary Tasks of Battlespace Dominance
Air Warfare
Air defense against airborne weapons including theater ballistic missiles. Operations include surveillance, offensive counter air, defensive counter air, and electronic warfare.
Surface Warfare
Seeking and engaging hostile surface units for protection of friendly forces. Search carried out by battle group assets. Once located, threats are engaged by air, surface, and undersea assets.
Undersea Warfare
Seeking out and engaging hostile submarines. Submarines, surface ships, carrier aircraft, sea-based helicopters, maritime patrol aircraft, and undersea surveillance systems are employed.
Mine Warfare
The strategic and tactical use of mines and their countermeasures. Carrier and maritime patrol aircraft can lay mines. Helicopters are employed in defensive operations against mines.
Information Warfare
Targets and protects information and information systems. Command and Control (C2) Warfare is a subset of IW. C2 warfare attempts to preclude effective C2 by adversary forces and maintain effective C2 by friendly forces.

Voice: Battlespace dominance involves the following primary tasks; air warfare, surface warfare, undersea warfare, mine warfare, and information warfare. You may roll your cursor over each primary task to learn more about it.

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