James McConville: Army Launching Efforts to Meet 2035 Modernization Goals

Jeff Brody
James McConville

The U.S. Army is working to achieve its goal of establishing global multidomain operations by 2035 as part of its modernization strategy unveiled in 2016, Defense News reported Monday. The strategy's six priorities encompass future vertical lift, long-range precision fires, next-generation combat vehicles, air and missile defense, lethality and next-generation network capabilities.

In an interview with Breaking Defense, Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville said the service is establishing organizations focused on multidomain combat, including security force assistance brigades.

“I can envision us standing up organizations that are focused around providing long-range precision effects that can be used below the level of armed conflict in the areas of intelligence, information, cyber, electronic warfare and space,” he added.

The Army plans to begin initial fielding of technologies under its cross-functional teams from fiscal 2020 to 2022, according to a draft document of the strategy. Training, integration and implementation is expected to take place from fiscal 2023 to 2025.

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