Better Buying Power emphasizes the value of prototyping capabilities to prove them out, and the annual TRADOC – sponsored Army Expeditionary Warrior Experiment is a model for the kind of venue that industry, organic developers and Soldiers need to come together to put capabilities through their paces and find the best solutions for the Soldier.
Archive for September, 2015
The Maneuver Center of Excellence’s, 198th Infantry Brigade, Fort Benning, Ga., hosted a marksmanship competition on the installation recently. The first of its’ kind; this two-day competition, included movement on the ranges and an opportunity for the soldier to think about more than just zeroing in on a target to shoot. In a lot of ways the competition was about getting back to the basics.
Photo credit: Scouts with the 82nd Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team fire on a line during a course in advanced rifle marksmanship March 21-24, 2011, at Fort Bragg, N.C. The weeklong course emphasized adapting to battlefield problems by knowing one’s tools and capabilities. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod)
FORT BLISS, Texas (Army News Service, Sept. 28, 2015) — Remotely-controlled weapons systems have drastically reduced the number of Soldiers needed for perimeter security at an expeditionary base camp here.
The 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division provided the Joint Forcible Entry operation in support of Network Integration Evaluation 16.1, the final proof of concept exercise for the Army Warfighting Assessments that focuses on exploring new ideas for technology, tactics and concepts. NIE 16.1 began in late September and runs through early October and includes more than 10,000 U. S. Army Soldiers and Air Force personnel, as well as allied partners from the United Kingdom, Italy and other NATO countries.
The Army Warfighting Challenges are the Army’s enduring problems, the solutions to which improve combat effectiveness for the current and future force. The AWFCs are important to the Army because they integrate across warfighting functions (mission command, intelligence, movement and maneuver, fires, engagement, maneuver support and protection, and sustainment) to help understand how units and leaders combine capabilities to accomplish the mission. To learn more read: The Integrated Army Warfighting Challenge Capabilities-based Assessment
Photo credit: Sgt. Dinah Rasario, a Paratrooper assigned to the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, conducts jumpmaster personnel inspections prior to a jump into White Sands Missile Range, N.M., as part of the Army’s Network Integration Evaluation 16.1, Sept. 27, 2015. The 2nd BCT, 82nd Abn. Div. provided the joint forcible entry operation of NIE 16.1, the final proof of concept exercise for the Army Warfighting Assessments that focus on exploring new ideas for technology, tactics and concepts. NIE 16.1 began in late September and runs through early October and includes more than 10,000 U.S. Army and Air Force personnel as well as allied partners from the United Kingdom, Italy and other NATO countries. (82nd Airborne Division photo by Staff Sgt. Jason Hull)
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. – U.S. Army researchers joined other Defense Department agencies, Army contractors and coalition partners to further develop, integrate and test architectures and technologies for intelligence systems throughout July at Fort Huachuca, Arizona.
The Army Operating Concept calls for Winning in a Complex World. To prepare Soldiers for that complex world, Army training must be tough, realistic and evolve. Currently, units prepare in the Integrated Training Environment linking live, virtual, constructive and gaming training. While improving the ITE, preparations are being made for the next evolution in Army training. The Army will soon link live training to a merged environment of virtual, constructive and gaming, while also add augmenting reality to training. Technological advances will lead to a third training stage; one with increased cyber, space and robotic capabilities, making
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