The latest in the AWE series will engage with suppliers to explore emerging technology in Agile Command, Control and Communication, say the Ministry of Defence.
The Army Warfighting Experiment (AWE) series (previously URBan EXperimentation or URBEX) has been an ongoing Army experimentation programme for the last 10 years.
According to the British Army:
“It has consistently delivered high quality evidence for the army and invaluable military feedback to industry. It explores technology suitable for exploitation in the short-to-medium term.
It pushes the boundaries of technology and military capability, testing a range of prototype systems by putting them in the hands of the user while giving invaluable military feedback to industry. Agile C3 has been identified as one of the 9 fundamental deductions and insights judged most critical to guide strategic, joint and command force development.”
In 2018, AWE18 code named Autonomous Warrior, saw more than 50 companies from large primes to one-man, garden shed innovators engage with DE&Sin a bid to secure an opportunity to showcase their products to the military.
This years exercise, say the Army, is expected to surpass that both in scale and level of industry engagement.