Digitizing the Battlefield - A Comparison of US and UK Strategies.
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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The UK, through the British Army 2000 BA2OOO Force Development Process, is addressing the changing strategic circumstances and technological challenges of the 21th Century. This will lead to a doctrinally coherent, capability based, modular Army. There is a need to enhance operational effectiveness by the efficient and timely acquisition, processing, distribution and presentation of information. To achieve this, the UK intends to exploit the opportunities offered by advances in digital technology. This has resulted in the development of new doctrine and a requirement to digitize the battlefield. The US also believes the army of the future must link the power of information processing technologies with evolving doctrine and organizational development to ensure decisive success in any future conflict. The US Army is using a series of Advanced Warfighting Experiments AWE to determine the value of digitization in the development of Army XXI. This project will contrast the US and UK digitization initiatives and analyze the output of Force XXI AWE for relevant lessons.
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