U.S. Army and British soldiers will participate in a force-on-force experiment next month to test out battlefield techs ranging from thermal-defeating woobies to exoskeleton knee braces.
The Maneuver Battle Lab at Fort Benning, Georgia, will host the Army Expeditionary Warrior Experiments 2020 from Feb. 4 to March 17. A platoon of British soldiers will join two platoons from Benning's Experimental Company to fight against an OPFOR made up of a platoon from the 4th Infantry Division in an effort to create a realistic environment for evaluating dozens of prototype technologies, such as unmanned aerial systems, communications gear and sophisticated sensors.
Problem-solve and fight, either as an individual or member of a team, against live adversaries in realistic encounters.
※Army Expeditionary Warrior Experiments：
Abbreviated AEWE, established to showcase how small businesses can serve the US Army with modernized capabilities, integrations and developments - which assists in the vision for the future.
Opposing force, a military unit tasked with representing an enemy, usually for training purposes in war game scenarios.
Modernizing the U.S. Army's OPFOR program is an unremitting endeavor, because threats continuously change and technology relentlessly revolutionizes the art of war.