Published 27th August 2019.
DE&S Technology Office plays central role in launching the latest Army Warfighting Experiment exercise
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The DE&S Technology Office and the British Army have launched the latest in the game-changing Army Warfighting Experiments (AWE) series.
AWE20 will be looking to engage with a broad industrial base – from large primes to one-man, ‘garden shed’ innovators – to explore emerging technology in the Agile Command, Control and Communication space.
“AWE20 will crucially provide vital insights to the Army and DE&S on the technologies and these wider issues to support more informed future procurement decisions”
It will push 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.
James Morris, DE&S Technology Office, said: “While looking at new technology is an exciting prospect, bringing new technologies into service can be a major business challenge. The requirement for new skills, training or organisational structures can be a real blocker to new equipment.
“Defence standards, test and evaluation processes or new supply chains and commercial models all need to be considered. AWE20 will crucially provide vital insights to the Army and DE&S on the technologies and these wider issues to support more informed future procurement decisions.”
For more information visit www.army.mod.uk/news-and-events/events/army-warfighting-experiment