The Army is incorporating innovations being developed in the private sector, but the applications require adaptation, according to Maj. Gen. Cedric Wins, commanding general of Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC).
“While we can probably adopt some of the technology that commercial [industry] is using for autonomous vehicles, we’ve got to be able to do more,” Wins said in an interview with National Defense magazine. “We’ve got to be able to develop it for the conditions and the environments that we think we might be facing.”
CCDC was officially renamed this week from Research, Development and Engineering Command and has moved under Army Futures Command.
Wins said the move “gives us perfect alignment of the technology efforts that we’re doing to the largest degree towards the Army’s modernization priorities.”
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