STRIKE is a transformative capability that enhances the modernized Division – the Army’s contribution to Joint Force 2025. This next generation of Land capabilities will deliver timely and extended operational reach through efficient logistics, ‘command on the move’, and Air-Land integration. In addition it will enhance the Division’s warfighting capability both in complex terrain but also by operating dispersed, supporting the deep battle with improved fires, agile manoeuvre and a more capable and resilient network. STRIKE is being developed in an imaginative way through continuous adaptation and spiral development. The 1st Armoured Infantry Brigade, with the STRIKE Experimentation Group (SEG) under command, will be the Army’s experimentation force. Working with the other services, with Allies and with industry partners, it will anticipate new technology, prove new concepts, trial and integrate new capabilities and forge new tactics over the next two years in order to become the 1st STRIKE Bde in 2020.
With less than 8 weeks notice, the SEG were tasked with designing a Warfighting Experiment at BATUS titled IRON STRIKE 2. This was the successor to the previous year’s experiment; Exercise IRON STRIKE.