Expected new weapons and networking will help Army chart a course for land warfare decades into the future

June 19, 2020
The idea is new technologies for new concepts of war, changing maneuver formations, multi-domain attack, and adaptations to mechanized warfare.

WASHINGTON – tanks controlling air-ground robots, AI-enabled targeting and reconnaissance, attacking in milliseconds, vehicle and aircraft-fired lasers, self-guiding ammunition, morphing swarms of autonomous drones and fast, real-time, multi-doman networking are all anticipated elements of warfare in 2040. Kris Osborn at The National Interest reports. Continue reading original article

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19 June 2020 -- These prospects, involving a wide swath of overlapping factors, are capturing the attention of future concepts experts at Fort Eustis, Va., with Army Futures Command.

They are analyzing the kinds of operational environments, weapons, technologies, and warfare maneuvers expected to characterize warfare decades from now.

Army Futures Command Combat Capabilities Development Command calls it “Team Ignite,” a special future-oriented force of scientists, weapons technology experts and warfare strategy and concept developers.

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John Keller, chief editor
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