Capability Set 21 fielding 70% complete, Collins says

By Evan Ochsner / April 20, 2022 at 3:13 PM

The Army's first set of modernized network capabilities is more than 70% fielded, the program executive officer for command, control and communications-tactical said on Wednesday.

The Army is almost finished equipping its seventh brigade combat team with Capability Set 21 technologies, Maj. Gen. Rob Collins said during a conference hosted by C4ISRNET. The Army plans to outfit nine brigade combat teams with the capabilities, Collins said.

Capability Set 21 prioritized fielding “expeditionary” capabilities with a focus on tactical brigades, he added.

The capability set was 50% fielded in February, Collins said at the time.

The Army’s next set, Capability Set 23, is scheduled for a critical design review next week. That set seeks to extend new technology to Stryker formations while increasing overall network capacity, resiliency and convergence, the Army has said.

The Army will discuss Capability Sets 25 and 27 with industry at a meeting next month. “We’re really starting to set our design goals” for those sets, Collins said.