ATI’s Demonstration and Assessment Team (DAT) provides planning, coordination, and demonstration execution support operations for assessing new military technologies and helping to improve their design and effectiveness. Earlier this month, DAT supported four U.S. Navy partners at the Naval Integration in Contested Environments Advanced Naval Technology Exercise (NICE ANTX) during a 10-day event. Those partners were: Naval Information Warfare Center Atlantic, Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Division, Navy Warfare Development Command, and Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory.
The event brings together assessors from the Navy and Marine Corps, scientists, and engineers to experiment on emerging technologies and provide immediate feedback. About 65 technologies were selected for testing, the majority of which were developed by private industry. The prototype technologies tested all fell into one of six capability areas:
- command and control,
- domain maneuver,
- fires and effects,
- fleet support, and
- operations in an information environment
This event allows the technologists to engage directly with the military and test prototypes in operational environments.
The primary focus of DAT is to provide effective, usable technology to our military men and women who are fighting in the field – making sure our warfighters have the tools they need, and that the tools are the best they can be.
Video Produced by Victoria Baker (NSWC CRANE) and Chelsea Taddonio (NIWC Atlantic)
Film Credits: Video by Matt Lyman Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory | Futures Directorate
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