Army voices tech challenges as strategy shifts to near-peer adversaries Feingersh Photography Inc

The ongoing shift away from the war on terrorism has the Army facing new technology challenges, so the service branch wants industry's help in bridging gaps it needs to close.

The U.S.' defense posture is making a shift after 20 years of waging a war on terrorism to wider-scale warfare with near-peer competitors.

Russia's invasion of Ukraine is just the latest example of this threat.

In a new request for information, the Army lays out multiple technology challenges it wants to take on as the service branch moves forward with modernization efforts.

The Army also published a new operating concept called Multi-Domain Operations that describes some of its modernization challenges, particularly around intelligence. There is a need for enhanced analytic capabilities to enable intelligence organizations to handle growing amounts of data.

In the RFI, the Army's C5ISR center wants information on new capabilities such as software tools to enhance war gaming. Other tools are needed to automatically generate likely targets based on threats, terrain, intelligence and sensor data.

The RFI also wants information on better tools for developing courses of action and to identify decision points, including when enemy targets must make their own key decisions.

The Army is particularly concerned with how to integrate new technologies into its command post-computing environment, as well as the pairing of humans and machines into teams.

In the RFI, the Army asks for rough estimates for addressing the challenges. The use of commercial products is another question they want answered.

Responses are due April 25.