Army Stands Up New Cross-Functional Team

Army Stands Up New Cross-Functional Team

Soldier releasing sensor on battlefield
Photo by: U.S. Army/Jason Amadi

The Army is creating a new team focused on helping the force better see, sense and target deep into the battlefield.

The All-Domain Sensing Cross-Functional Team will be stood up out of the Assured Positioning, Navigation and Timing/Space Cross-Functional Team, Army Futures Command announced March 26 during the Association of the U.S. Army’s Global Force Symposium and Exposition in Huntsville, Alabama.

The transition “arrives on the heels of the successful completion” of the team’s “original mission,” the command said in a news release. “The APNT/Space CFT did what we asked them to do, and the changes we are making are intended to capitalize on our success,” Gen. James Rainey, Futures Command commander, said in the news release.

All-domain sensing has been a consistent priority for Army senior leaders, the news release says. “The Army must be able to see as far as it can shoot, see after it shoots, access machine-speed analytics to make informed decisions and understand the impacts of multiple effects on the battlefield,” the release says.

The team will focus on capabilities such as sensor technologies for surveillance, reconnaissance and targeting; integrated sensing architecture to enable Army force projection, fires and maneuver; and identifying advanced technologies for data processing and dissemination at the pace and scale required for large-scale combat operations.

The All-Domain Sensing Cross-Functional Team will be in Adelphi, Maryland, and Huntsville, and it’s expected to reach full operational capability by the second quarter of fiscal year 2025.