Throughout March, 4C Strategies has been deployed on Salisbury Plain supporting the British Army’s Warfighting Experiment 17 (AWE17). 4C Strategies Exonaut® Software was selected as the Master Trial Management System for a month long field evaluation of multiple commercial products and solutions selected for AWE 17.
4C Strategies formed an integral part of AWE17, which saw the evaluation of 80 novel technologies, offered up by Industry, as potential enhancements to the British Army’s operational and warfighting capabilities. All of the Army’s Trials and Development Units have been involved in the trial as well as members of the Royal Marines, RAF Regiment and US Army.
The integrated Exonaut® software lay at the heart of the Design, Deliver and Exploit phases of the month long field trial. Exonaut® supported the development the Data Collection Plan; the planning and synchronisation of tactical activities designed to test the performance of each product, and the capture of real time performance data including user feedback.
ITDU collecting user feedback using the Exonaut® Observer tool on an Army ToughbookTablet.
The combination of expertise from the British Army and Exonaut® software solutions significantly enhanced the analytics of captured data, generated user defined reports and ensured maximum exploitation of all data collected throughout AWE17.
Lt Col Nick Serle, CO ITDU & Director AWE 17 said, “Exonaut® has enabled the British Army to efficiently plan, execute and evaluate its Army Warfighting Experiment. Its success will be judged by the final report and the exploitation of the evidence contained within it; in this respect, Exonaut is a critical enabling component”.
Peter Munksgaard, Managing Director, 4C Strategies UK&I said, “4C Strategies are delighted to have supported this cornerstone experimentation exercise. It proves the utility of our Exonaut® system beyond Training and Exercise Management whilst at the same time demonstrating the real utility of a common system and data store for subsequent exploitation across multiple requirements”.