WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, N.M. (Sept. 30, 2015) — In this season’s Network Integration Evaluation, or NIE, taking place on White Sands Missile Range, or WSMR, and Fort Bliss, Texas, coordinated units of remotely-operated and automated aircraft will be used to represent a possible threat on tomorrow’s battlefields.
In October 2014, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command rolled out the latest Army Operating Concept , titled “Win in a Complex World.” This AOC details how the Army of the future will strengthen capabilities across multiple domains as part of a joint partnership to ensure dominance against “determined, elusive, and increasingly capable enemies.”
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.
Winning in a complex world and maintaining overmatch are two major topics of discussion that have been energized by the Army Operating Concept. The framework being used to structure the discussions within and outside of the Army are the Army Warfighting Challenges .
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.
Fort Bliss, Texas (September 28, 2015) — The Army kicked-off its Network Integration Evaluation (NIE) 16.1 on September 25, ushering in a new era for the Soldier-led evaluations held at Fort Bliss, Texas and White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico.