Integrated Waterside Securty Concept Demonstration (IWS-CD)
In September 2014, the DoD PSEAG, with support from USFFC, NWDC and CNIC, completed a first-of-its-kind Integrated Waterside Security Concept Demonstration (IWS-CD) at Naval Base San Diego, CA. This five-day IWS demonstration focused on the integration of Navy security forces ashore and afloat at both the organizational-and-systems level at a CONUS fleet concentration area. Ten different technologies were employed during the demonstration to address existing force protection capability gaps. These technologies ranged from non-lethal weapons designed to determine hostile intent, precision fire weapons well suited for close- quarters combat within a busy port, as well as advanced situational awareness tools and underwater detection systems to detect and interdict subsurface threats. The IWS-CD successfully showed the value of integrated technologies for Navy security forces ashore and afloat, and of identifying candidate technologies that show promise as new systems that can improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the Navy waterside security architecture.