The U.S. Army‘s Rapid Capabilities Office has begun efforts to develop electronic warfare and positioning, navigation and timing technologies in a move to prepare the service branch for potential future mission challenges.
The service branch said Friday it aims to integrate an EW system into Stryker fire-support vehicles and create PNT systems for deployment in Europe.
Maj. Gen. Wilson Shoffner, director of RCO operations, said the organization also looks to build autonomous and semi-autonomous systems that can help counter evolving threats.
He added his office also collaborates with the Defense Department‘s Strategic Capabilities Office, Defense Innovation Unit Experimental and program managers to exchange feedback from soldiers who evaluate new technology platforms.
RCO also utilizes safety releases from the Army Test and Evaluation Command and materiel releases from the Army Materiel Command prior to the fielding of prototypes, according to Shoffner.