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    Project Convergence 2022 - 2 Yorks Experimanal Company [Image 11 of 22]

    Project Convergence  2022 - 2 Yorks Experimanal Company



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    Army Futures Command

    Today on Project Convergence 22, C Company of The 2nd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment - the ‘Experimental Company’ took the opportunity to take part in more experiments using a number of recourses.

    Fort Irwin in California provides soldiers with a vast training area to experiment with new concepts and equipment.

    A first for many was a flight in with the United States Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk.
    The Blackhawk is a four-blade, twin-engine, medium-lift utility military helicopter manufactured by Sikorsky Aircraft. Sikorsky submitted the S-70 design for the United States Army's Utility Tactical Transport Aircraft System competition in 1972.

    On the ground, soldiers from C Company are working alongside the Infantry Trials and Development Unit (ITDU) utilised equipment such as the SkyDIO unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and variants of the Remote Piloted Vehicles (RPV).

    Project Convergence is the Joint Force experimenting with speed, range, and decision dominance to achieve overmatch and inform the Joint Warfighting Concept and Joint All Domain Command and Control.

    A campaign of learning, it leverages a series of joint, multi-domain engagements to integrate artificial intelligence, robotics, and autonomy to improve battlefield situational awareness, connect sensors with shooters, and accelerate the decision-making timeline.

    *Extraction from 2 Yorks – British Army Website

    Add to that £120million worth of new kit and equipment, plus the unique title of Enhanced Light Force Battalion (ELFB) and the new status for 2nd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment begins to emerge.

    For Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Colonel James Ashworth, the opportunity is one that he and his soldier’s relish.

    “It’s not only a huge privilege to command a battalion that’s been entrusted with such a financial investment, but with such a conceptual investment to redesign and reimagine how we will fight in the future.


    Date Taken: 11.04.2022
    Date Posted: 11.08.2022 12:55
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