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Appendix I Glossary: AA - Anchor Cable
As  long  as  our  Navy  must  steam  “in  harm’s way”  to  carry  out  its  assigned  missions,  it  will require  a  formidable  antiair  warfare  capability. The  Aegis  weapons  system  gives  surface  AAW forces  a  decided  edge  against  the  sophisticated modern air threat. Planned upgrades to standard missiles and evolving improvements to the Aegis weapons  system  promise  the  fleet  an  extremely capable AAW system well into the 21st century. SUMMARY To meet present and future threats, the Navy develops   new   weapons   systems   and   improves existing systems. It often develops new weapons with   physical   characteristics   similar   to   their predecessors to preclude designing a new system. This  practice  has  the  advantage  of  being  both  cost effective  and  time  saving. DEVIL Many  weapons  are  capable  of  being  used  by different types of ships and aircraft. This practice is  also  cost  effective.  During  periods  of  budget reductions,  this  policy  just  makes  good  sense. One  fact  about  our  weapons  and  weapons systems, however, will always remain constant— the Navy will always use every resource available to  meet  any  threat. REFERENCES Naval  Science  for  the  Merchant  Marine  Officer, NAVEDTRA  38051,  Naval  Education  and Training  Program  Management  Support Activity,   Pensacola,   Fla.,   1986. Navy  Fact  File,  9th  ed.,  Office  of  Information, Washington,   D.C.,   1989. TO  PAY T0DAY  THE  EXPRESSION  “DEVIL  TO  PAY”  IS  USED  PRIMARILY  AS  A  MEANS  OF CONVEYING AN UNPLEASANT AND IMPENDING HAPPENING. ORIGINALLY, THIS EX- PRESSION DENOTED THE SPECIFIC TASK ABOARD SHIP OF CAULK THE THE SHIP'S LONGEST  SEAM. THE  “DEVIL”  WAS  THE  LONGEST  SEAM  ON  THE  WOODEN  SHIP,  AND  CAULKING WAS DONE WITH “PAY” OR PITCH. THIS GRUELING TASK OF PAYING THE DEVIL WAS  DESPISED  BY  EVERY  SEAMAN,  AND  THE  EXPRESSION  CAME  TO  DENOTE  ANY UNPLEASANT  TASK. 20-15

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