Accession Number:

ADA394389

Title:

Task Force XXI: The Army's Digital Experiment

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV WASHINGTON DC INST FOR NATIONAL STRATEGIC STUDIES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1997-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

A large step toward Information Age war-fighting was completed in March at the Armys National Training Center NTC, Fort Irwin, Calif. The Armys Experimental Force EXFOR-the worlds first digitized ground force, the 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division Mechanized-deployed to the harsh conditions of the Mojave Desert at Ft. Irwin for an intensive, realistic war-fighting exercise against the NTCs vaunted Opposing Force OPFOR, the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment. The exercise was the culminating event of the TF XXI Advanced Warfighting Experiment AWE-a key part of the Armys Force XXI process of continuous experimentation and transformation which will result in Army XXI-the digitized force for the 21st Century.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE