Greater speed across several domains will be the key to winning future wars, Army Futures Command’s top leader said Thursday, as he unveiled the Project Convergence campaign.
Project Convergence, a multiplatform initiative being developed to merge joint force capabilities and keep pace with technological change, will help the Army rapidly operate across the land, air, sea, space, and cyberspace domains.
“Back in the days of Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom, it was probably OK to take 10s of minutes identifying the target and then actually putting rounds on the target,” Gen. John M. Murray said during a virtual media event. “But if you look at what we envision a future battlefield to look like, it’s not going to be 10s of minutes. When I think about a future battle, it is going to be hyperactive, and it’s going to be widely dispersed because it’s going to be exceptionally lethal.”
Murray said test teams will attempt to reduce the time it takes to see and hit targets to less than 20 seconds during demonstrations on September 21 and 23 at Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona. The exercise runs from August 11 to September 18.