The British Army has begun planning activities for the 2019 and 2020 iterations of its Army Warfighting Experiment (AWE), Lieutenant Colonel Nick Serle, commanding officer of the Infantry Trials and Development Unit (ITDU), said at the SMi Future Soldier Technology conference in London in March.
The most recent iteration, AWE18, known as Autonomous Warrior (Land), ran from November to early December 2019 and focused on robotics and to what extent autonomous devices can help secure an operational advantage, particularly in regards to ISTAR, logistics, and medical support. Improving situational awareness (SA) was also a common theme.
The event involved 47 defence companies, 71 robotic and autonomous systems, more than 200 military personnel, and observers and participants from 17 nations.
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