Soldiers to test cross-domain maneuver technologies next month

By Jaspreet Gill / January 29, 2020 at 11:26 AM

U.S. and U.K. soldiers at Ft. Benning, GA, will soon test 60 new prototype technologies focused on cross-domain maneuver during the Maneuver Battle Lab's Army Expeditionary Warrior Experiments 2020.

The AEWE will run Feb. 4 through March 17 to assess the technologies at the squad, platoon and company level, according to an Army release.

The technologies fall into six categories: lethality, sustainment, survivability, mission command, mobility, and team and soldier performance. Examples include unmanned aircraft systems, enemy force detection systems and wearable systems.

Soldiers "will interact with industry and government capability providers to assess cutting-edge technologies and military capabilities for soldiers and tactical small unit modernization using realistic operational scenarios," according to the press release. The experiments aim to inform the development of the service's future concepts and requirements.

The Maneuver Battle Lab in November was looking at four new rifle scopes for the M4A1 Carbine as part of the AEWE, which officials said would extend the rifle's range.