US Army Looks to Coastline Deployment of Artillery in Multi-Domain Battle Push; David Perkins Comments

ArmyChopperThe U.S. Army seeks to deploy artillery along coastlines to target enemy warships as part of the military branch’s multi-domain battle concept to achieve superiority in future battles.

The goal is for military units to penetrate and destroy enemy fortresses through a combined use of land, air, sea, cyber and space domains under the Army’s windows of superiority effort, the Army said Monday.

“If the Army can provide capability to the maritime domain, that really starts to change the equation there,” Gen. David Perkins, commander of Army Training and Doctrine Command, told an Association of the U.S. Army breakfast on Wednesday.

The U.S. Pacific Command plans to launch a multi-domain battle exercise in the spring to demonstrate Army assets in maritime missions and the U.S. Europe Command wants to conduct a multi-domain exercise in the region in 2017.

“We’re starting to put together these multi-domain battle exercises in the real domain to replicate some of these capabilities,” Perkins said.

The Army unveiled the branch’s shift to the multi-domain battle concept in October with the goal to outpace potential adversaries.

TRADOC also issued a multi-domain guide to help the Army focus on eight areas such as cross-domain fires, combat vehicles, expeditionary mission command, advanced protection, cyber electromagnetic, future vertical lift, robotics and autonomous systems and soldier team performance.

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