Engineers highlight importance of field-based experimentation, like NetModX, on 'CCDC in the Lab' podcast
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ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (August 14, 2019) -- Field-based experimentation feedback from events, like NetModX, are critical in improving capabilities that will end up in Soldiers hands.

According to the Mr. Mamoud Khalil, engineer within the Space and Terrestrial Communications Directorate, part of Combat Capabilities Development Command's C5ISR Center NetModX is framed as "an experiment where our research and development programs can bring their stuff to the field and we can really learn about them early in an environment that is relative to what we would actually see, or a Soldier would actually see, and we can learn about these technologies without fear of failing and failing early."

The most recent NetModX took place at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, a tri-service installation, located in Ocean County, New Jersey.

According to Adam McCauley, NetModX team lead, "We have what makes our organization and venue ideal for experimentation, we do have resident platform integration services and access to tactical wheel fleet, so anytime we are doing experimentation with vehicles that are on the move or larger scale, or mobility characterization, we are able to rapidly conduct vehicle integration to support the experiments,"

In the tenth episode of the Combat Capabilities Development Command "In the Lab" podcast, Khalil and McCauley talk about how they're using module and simulation in their demonstrations, Cross Function Teams and Program Executive Office support, and a brief background on their civilian careers.

"CCDC in the Lab" is a bi-weekly podcast highlighting the people behind the technology being developed within the command. To listen to the podcast, copy and paste this link ( or search "CCDC in the Lab" in the Apple Podcast, Google Play or Spotify apps.


The U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC), formerly known as the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM), has the mission to provide the research, engineering, and analytical expertise to deliver the capabilities that enable the Army to deter and, when necessary, decisively defeat any adversary now and into the future. CCDC collaborates across the Future Force Modernization Enterprise and its own global network of domestic and international partners in academia, industry and other government agencies to accomplish this mission under the strategic vision of the Army Futures Command.

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