The US Army is evolving its strategy to incorporate a blend of high- and low-tech tactics, drawing key insights from recent conflicts in Ukraine and Israel, as well as technological advancements by China. Speaking at the I/ITSEC 2023 conference in Florida, Young Bang, a senior Army official, emphasized the Army’s aim to integrate lessons learned from these conflicts into its vision for 2040. This approach includes a digital transformation to accelerate the delivery of capabilities to soldiers, as highlighted by Jen Swanson, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army. The Army’s digital transformation focuses on modern software practices, open architectures, and enhancing data and AI capabilities.
In addition to digital engineering, the Army is keen on transitioning from manual processes to an all-digital environment, including developing virtual prototypes for efficient resource utilization. This strategy, as part of the Army’s broader modernization efforts, will be applied to major projects like the Future Vertical Lift and the XM30 Mechanized Infantry Combat Vehicle program, as outlined by Army Under Secretary Gabe Camirillo.