Autonomous Warrior, the 2018 Army Warfighting Experiment, will push the boundaries of technology and military capability in the land environment. And one of the key areas it is set to test is the autonomous last mile resupply. The ‘last mile’, which represents the extremely dangerous final approach to the combat zone, is crucial to ensuring soldiers have the food, fuel and ammunition to keep them alive. Autonomous Warrior will test a range of prototype unmanned aerial and ground cargo vehicles which aim to reduce the danger to troops during combat.
The British Army is set to launch the four-week exercise on November 12, with a Battlegroup from 1 Armed Infantry brigade providing the exercising troops and taking responsibility of command and control British soldiers will test and evaluate the effectiveness of robotic and autonomous systems (RAS) on the battlefield.These technological advances will play a key role in the Army’s Strike capability, ensuring our forces remain unmatched on the global stage.
Capturing and analysing objective and subjective evidence to inform the impact these technologies will have on performance will be a key enabler for the Army Leadership to make better bets on investment.
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We need a more proactive, threat-based approach to our capability planning, including placing some big bets on those technologies that we judge may offer exponential advantage because given the pace of the race, to fall behind today is to cede an almost unquantifiable advantage from which it might be impossible to recover.
Gen Mark Carleton-Smith
Chief of the General Staff, British Army