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Fires Battle Lab Leads Multi-Domain Experiment

The Fires Battle Lab is going to war. The enemy is uncertainty.

Marie Berberea

As the lead for Unified Challenge 18.3, the Soldiers and civilians in I-SEE-O Hall and battle labs across the Army are looking for answers to the question, “What can we do against a near-peer competitor?”

In September, an entire floor is taken over to conduct this war-game experiment.

“Why do we experiment? To learn and mitigate risk for current and future forces, provide a measure of objectivity and inform on capability gaps and emerging concepts,” said John Haithcock, Fires Battle Lab director.

Opposition for the U.S. has changed. With possible threats looming from North Korea, Russia and China, Army experts are searching for solutions against those who are technologically savvy and resource-rich. This factors into the Army’s picture of the future, and the not-so-far future.

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September-October 2018