Army to host April planning briefing for industry

By Nickolai Sukharev / April 9, 2024 at 5:01 PM

The Army will host a planning briefing later this month at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland to discuss contracting opportunities on future capabilities, according to a public notice.

“The APG [Advance Planning Briefing to Industry] will identify potential contracting opportunities that are aligned with the roadmaps of each respective organization, specifically focusing on Fiscal Years 2025–2026,” the April 8 notice reads.

Focusing on four areas -- command and control, research, testing and chemical and biological defense -- the briefing intends to help industry better understand future Army capabilities and help inform “internal development efforts.”

Scheduled for April 23-25, speakers will be from the Army Development Command, the program executive office for integrated electronic warfare and Defense Logistics Agency and other service and Defense Department agencies.

The Army is developing Project Convergence, the service’s contribution to the Pentagon's Combined Joint All Domain Command and Control initiative, which aims to integrate all the services into a combined operating force in combat environments.

Army projects include the Integrated Battle Command System, designed to connect the service’s missile defense system into one command-and-control system and efforts to improve the mobility of battlefield command posts.

The service is also implementing open architecture approaches in vehicles and fire control systems to allow for easier and quicker software upgrades.