WEST 2022 Conference Wire: What Navy Leaders Want

New capabilities are great, they say. But don't forget maintainability, training, and user interfaces.

As WEST 2022 opened, current and former Navy leaders were looking over the horizon, to China's modernization and Russia's buildup around Ukraine. Closer to home, they asked product makers and program managers to consider various supporting elements of their new weapons and gear—things that look great on paper won't work if training, maintainability, and even user interfaces aren't considered near the beginning of the design process. And the CNO adds: we need a 2022 appropriations bill, and soon. Watch, here: