Army Futures Command leads a continuous transformation of Army modernization in order to provide future warfighters with the concepts, capabilities and organizational structures they need to dominate a future battlefield.
The establishment of Army Futures Command marks one of the most significant Army reorganization efforts since 1973, when the U.S. Army disestablished the Continental Army Command and Combat Development Command, and redistributed their functions between two new commands, U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Training & Doctrine Command.
Strategic We must create and deliver focused, prioritized concepts, organizational designs and capabilities to achieve Defense Planning Guidance objectives and meet Army Senior Leader guidance to address mid and long-term challenges.
Effective We must deliver what warfighters need, when they need it, in a timely and affordable manner.
Innovative We must create and cultivate a culture that front-loads smart risks through iteration and prototyping.
Agile We must be willing to fail early and responsibly and learn from our failures and successes. We must be creative and not become victim to a "that is not how we do it here" mentality.
Unified We must become "one team" with a laser focus on creating speed through shared goals and understanding, disciplined initiative, enabled decision making at the lowest possible level, and delivering valued outcomes for the Army.
Long Range Precision Fires Cross-Functional Team
The Long Range Precision Fires Cross-Functional Team (LRPF-CFT) provides modernization of the surface-to-surface capabilities by employing sophisticated offensive fires systems. Strategic deep fires will provide Army and joint-force commanders with a surface-to-surface capability that can penetrate peer-adversary defensive capabilities, significantly increasing the range and lethality of current and future fires systems.
Next Generation Combat Vehicles Cross-Functional Team
Next Generation Combat Vehicle Cross Functional Team (NGCV-CFT) provides requirements oversight in order to quickly close current and future capability gaps, and will deliver premier ground combat vehicles to the Soldier that improve combined arms formation mobility and improve vehicle and Soldier survivability. Manned combat vehicles, along with optionally manned and robotic combat vehicles, will allow combined arms formations to maneuver to positions of advantage, deliver lethal effects, and overwhelm enemy forces by operating at tempos that create multiple dilemmas -- ultimately achieving combat overmatch against our adversaries.
Within the Armored Brigade Combat Teams, the NGCV-CFT is replacing the aging M113 and the Bradley Fighting Vehicle, with the Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle (AMPV) and Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle, respectively. We are also providing the Infantry Brigade Combat Teams with a new protected capability, the Mobile Protected Firepower, to apply immediate, lethal and sustained long-range fires to engage armored vehicles, hardened enemy fortifications and dismounted personnel. The NGCV-CFT is also leading the Army's efforts in developing and experimenting with a suite of unmanned Robotic Combat Vehicles (tele-operated, semi-autonomous and autonomous) to enhance our future force's ability to identify and destroy enemy forces.
Air and Missile Defense Cross-Functional Team
The Air and Missile Defense Cross Functional Team (AMD-CFT) will include the ability to defeat missile threats against the U.S., our deployed forces and our allies and partners. Air and Missile Defense is one of the Army's top modernization priorities and is critical to winning in a fight against a near-peer adversary.
Soldier Lethality Cross-Functional Team
The Soldier Lethality Cross Functional Team (SL-CFT) mission is to enhance the Soldier/Squads ability to fight, win, and survive through increased Lethality, Mobility, Protection, and Situational Awareness in order to facilitate rapid acquisition of increased capabilities.
Synthetic Training Environment Cross-Functional Team
Located in Orlando, Fla., the Synthetic Training Environment Cross-Functional Team's (STE-CFT) mission is to rapidly expand the Army's Synthetic Training Environment and increase distribution of simulations capabilities down to company level. The STE will enable tough, iterative, dynamic, and realistic multi-echelon combined arms maneuver, mission rehearsal, and mission command collective training in support of multi-domain operations. It will deliver collective training, accessible at the Point of Need (PoN), to support operational, self-development, and institutional training for warfighters. The STE will provide complex operational environment representations anytime and anywhere in the world. It will allow units the repetitions necessary to accelerate individual skill and unit task proficiency for achieving and sustaining readiness.
Network Command, Control, Communication and Intelligence Cross-Functional Team
The Network Command, Control, Communication, and Intelligence Cross-Functional Team (N-CFT) is aligned and nested with the Army's new network modernization strategy. The N-CFT is a pilot organization stood up to address the most pressing challenges to the tactical network that our soldiers use on the battlefield. It is focusing efforts on two of four lines-of effort: Unified Network Transport and Joint/Coalition Interoperability.
Assured Positioning, Navigation and Timing Cross-Functional Team
The Assured Positioning, Navigation and Timing Cross-Functional Team (APNT-CFT) is responsible for accelerating the delivery of advanced APNT, Space, and Navigation Warfare (NAVWAR) capabilities to the Soldier. Working together with a core team of experts, the APNT-CFT informs technology and system requirements through continuous experimentation and prototyping, technology integration, and Soldier feedback. Through this process, the APNT-CFT supports the Army Futures Command in delivering next generation weapons, vehicles and equipment at an accelerated rate, giving Army Forces the ability to deploy, fight, and win decisively against any adversary, anytime and anywhere.
Future Vertical Lift Cross-Functional Team
The Future Vertical Lift Cross-Functional Team (FVL-CFT) is committed to the development of critical combat systems ensuring Army Aviation maintains vertical lift dominance over enemy forces in future multi-domain operations. FVL-CFT will enable the joint force to operate dispersed over wide areas with increased lethality, survivability, and reach by penetrating enemy defenses and subsequently exploiting open corridors with enhanced Attack/Reconnaissance, Air Assault, and MEDEVAC capabilities.
With a commitment to staying on schedule and exercising disciplined requirements development based on known, proven technologies, the FVL-CFT is postured to develop and acquire Army Aviation's next generation of aircraft and unmanned systems with revolutionary increases in reach, protection, lethality, and agility at the objective allowing FVL-CFT to fly, fight, and prevail in any environment.