first published on April 18, 2019 by Josh
Warfare is a constant battle of evolution in terms of both tactics and equipment. As equipment continues to increase in functionality, tactics continue to evolve. The only constant factor on the battlefield is the individual soldier wielding the tools on the front lines. Finding the happy medium between technological advances and tactical limitations always needs to involve testing tools with the soldiers who will use them on the front lines against the enemy. Enter the Army Expeditionary Warrior Experiment (AEWE).
AEWE is an annual joint-training evolution that takes place with allied forces. This year, the United States Army, British Army, and a recon platoon from Australia took part in testing the newest technological advances in military hardware. The experiment itself takes place wherever Army Futures Command decides is the best venue for the technology presented, and always consists of live fire training, force on force training, and excursion event where technology that would not generally be used in combat gets a chance to be showcased properly.
The video below comes from the U.S. Army Training Support Center and William Norris. It is an all encompassing video presentation from the 2019 Army Expeditionary Warrior Experiment, and it showcases some of the newest technology the U.S. Army is considering fielding in the near future.