Spiraling Technology into the Current Force

What is it? The Army identifies combat proven equipment that has been employed in Iraq and Afghanistan, and then evaluates these systems for fielding to other units in the Army. A U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command led team, in collaboration with the Army Staff determines which items of equipment are introduced into theater based on the Combatant Commander's stated needs, studies of trends and statistics, and technological solutions presented by industry.

What has the Army done? To date, the Army has identified systems below for potential fielding to the current force:

What efforts does the Army plan to continue in the future? This effort will be conducted annually, or more often, as directed by the Army's Senior Leadership. In its second iteration, the Army has identified systems below for potential fielding to the current force:

Why is this important to the Army? Providing enhanced capabilities to our Soldiers is one of our top priorities. This process which begins with operational units identifying a capability gap significantly reduces the time required to get new technologies into the field, while ensuring that critical capabilities are properly sustained over time.