The Army Warfighting Experiment 2020: Agile Command Control and Communication (AWE20: Agile C3) Industry Day

Aim: The aim of the event is to:

  • Outline the plan for the Army Warfighting Experiment project approach and timeline
  • Clarify what areas ‘Agile Command, Control & Communication’ covers.
  • Discuss requirements for the project
  • Network with other potential participants & Army trials staff

Context: AWE20, as with previous AWEs, is intended to be an exploration of emerging technologies suitable for exploitation by the Army in the short to medium term (<15 years).

It will culminate in a month-long trial which will recreate operational scenarios to test the useful possibilities and limitations of the systems supplied by industry. This user-centric trial presents a unique opportunity to explore the capability landscape and identify Army capability gaps. It will allow for effective collaboration between all levels of military personnel and engineers from industry suppliers. This can facilitate significant development of technologies and their CONEMP by exploiting the opportunity of an immediate feedback loop from front line users.

The theme for AWE20 is Agile Command, Control & Communications (C3). ‘How can we deliver agile command and control, to offer decisive advantage in response to operational complexity?’ This covers all aspects of C3 relating to battlefield headquarters.

For more insight and information on how to apply please follow this link.

Date: Thursday, 19th September 2019

Venue: Hilton Reading, Drake Way, Reading RG2 0GQ. There is limited onsite parking

Format: The event will start at 09:30. There will be presentations from Army HQ, DE&S Tech Office and Army Trials and Development Units. These will be followed by breakout sessions and opportunities for Q&As.

The event is designed to be an interactive, two-way conversation in order to ensure that the project satisfies industry needs and Army HQ requirements.

The expected duration will be until 16:00.

Attendees: The event is open to any supplier, but there is a limit of two representatives per company.

Applications: Suppliers who are interested in attending should express their interest in the project. Information on how to do this is found here.

Refreshments: Refreshments will be provided throughout the day and lunch will be available

Security: Photographic ID (driving licence or passport) will be required on the day to gain entry.