Path Forward For Army’s Modernization Priorities Takes Shape

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May 8, 2017 | Originally published by Date Line: May 8 on

The Army this week took another step in articulating what types of investments it deems necessary to support operational ideas about future ground warfare.

The service earlier this year presented its “Big 8” initiatives, a list of modernization priorities designed to stay ahead of global threats and maintain overmatch against present and future adversaries. However, the service’s Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) has refined that list to the “Big 6+1” set of initiatives, with the “+1” referring to soldier and team performance and overmatch which cuts across all other capabilities listed.

According to a set of slides presented at the Army’s Capabilities Information Exchange with industry, which took place at Fort Eustis, Virginia, on Thursday, the service has carved out solid modernization objectives and the resources needed to meet capabilities in the near-, mid-, and far-term.