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ARMY FUTURES LEVERAGING MISSION COMMAND FOR EFFECTIVE SOLDIER, ROBOT TEAMS

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. — is developing new mission command concepts that will enable Soldiers and robots to operate as effective teams in the future.

Mission command is the Army's philosophy of command and a warfighting function that promotes freedom and speed of action. It combines the centralized intent from the commander with the decentralized execution of subordinate commanders, who then decide how best to achieve the commander's objectives.

In executing mission command, commanders must have a broad perspective, understanding and knowledge of activities throughout the operational area. Commanders, while clearly relaying their intent, must also trust their teams to execute. Similarly, trust and understanding of commander's intent must be relayed from the bottom to the top to ensure success in complex operational environments. … Read More

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ARMY INTRODUCES NEXT-GENERATION CAPABILITY FOR RADIO INTEROPERABILITY WITH ALLIES

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. — The Army Futures Command demonstrated a new capability that will enable secure, real-time radio communication between the U.S. Army and its coalition partners on April 25 during DoD Lab Day at the Pentagon.

The Radio Interoperability Capability – Universal, or RIC-U, is a voice bridge for tactical radios that will allow U.S. forces to seamlessly talk with allies during multi-national operations, yet still protect access to the Army’s tactical network.

“The digital information age we are working in now, we fully understand that technology is turning at a very quick pace, so as that expands, we need to keep up with it,” said Gen. John M. Murray, commanding general of Army Futures Command, during his March 9 “Fireside Chat” at South by Southwest 2019 in Austin, Texas. “Tactical radio communications with coalition partners is one of the key problems we have been trying to solve.” … Read More

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