13/04/17 – AWE 17, Army Warfighting Experiment 2017

The aim was to:

  • Help the Army develop and refine its capability requirements.
  • Understand the Army’s current and emerging capability requirements.
  • Place products in the hands of end users and gather feedback to influence potential future developments.

Several SMC products were successfully tested during the British Army Warfighting Experiment, with excellent feedback received throughout the exercise.

During these trials the 150W WOLF, 25W WOLFPACK and 25W WOLFPUP HF wideband antennas were used with a Harris Falcon radio to communicate with Inverness. Strength 5 readings meant that on the day the WOLF antennas outperformed equipment currently used in the field.

The six-week long Army Warfighting Experiment was concluded at the Copehill Down urban training village on Salisbury Plain, where a VIP day was organised for successful companies.

Our composite belt driven STORM mast was also submitted, together with a new and innovative portable local/worldwide Radio Gateway. This device, designed and manufactured by SMC, enables interoperability between local and worldwide radios such as Codan HF and Motorola VHF/UHF DP4801 radios

At the VIP day, SMC received excellent feedback from end users as well as a number of immediate product requirements.

We look forward to participating in future events.