Wednesday, September 5, 2018
What is it?
In support of the Army Vision, the U.S. Army is innovating the way it supplies Soldiers to be faster and more efficient. Sustainment plays a large role in the Army's overall readiness. Army logisticians will continue to feed the Soldiers, fuel and arm their vehicles, helicopters, and provide critical parts on the battlefield. Sustainment, innovation and modernization will support the mission of the Army logisticians.
What has the Army done/is doing?
Advanced technology has given the Army predictive analytics that will assist in supplying the warfighter faster and more efficiently. The Army is developing five technologies:
What continued efforts does the Army have planned?
The Army will continue its efforts to innovate and improve the way it delivers weapons, combat vehicles, sustainment systems, and equipment needed by Soldiers. With the development of autonomous systems, artificial intelligence and robotics, Soldiers will be more effective and units less logistically dependent.
Why is this important to the Army?
Soldiers will always be the most important asset for the Army. The Army G-4, Army Materiel Command and the Army Sustainment Command will continue to focus on developing advanced technologies to help Soldiers do their jobs better and faster as the Army builds a more ready and lethal combat force for the future.
With how quickly technology is moving in the civilian sector, we have to change our processes and the way we do business so we can field these systems in the time frame we need to be ready for combat.
- Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. James McConville
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