According to today’s military officials, a combined force commander’s capacity to “see” the battlefield — a single vision based on data from various battlefield sensors belonging to multiple services — will be critical in next-generation combat. However, some of those Army officials discovered firsthand how difficult it is to realize that vision in the harsh Arizona desert. According to Gen. John Murray, commanding general of Army Futures Command, such collaborative “situational awareness” that the Army “thought was likely to be the simplest one […] ended out to be the toughest one.” But at Project Convergence 21, the Army’s yearly exercise in integrating sensors and shooters, failing — and, more crucially, learning from it — is precisely the objective. The US military convened here in recent weeks to put 110 technologies to the test and see how they may be enhanced for future wars.
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