WASHINGTON — Please join the Chief of Engineers, LTG Scott Spellmon and a team of experts for a virtual discussion on Future Combined Arms Breaching Technology at AUSA’s Warriors Corner, Tuesday, Oct. 13 at 12:30 p.m.Combined Arms Breaching is a challenging and complex task. Traditional breaching operations worked well during Desert Storm when the US Army breached the fortified 'Saddam Line' near Baghdad, Iraq in 1991. However, the technological advances of near peer adversaries, such as the use and integration of smart mines and obstacles, present new challenges for many of our tried and true breaching tools and techniques, which we have used for nearly a century. While bridging strategies are developing, future conflicts must include innovative solutions and technologies.Every element of traditional breaching: suppress, obscure, secure, reduce, and assault (SOSRA) is impacted by emerging technologies. Future requirements call for better survivability of Soldiers and equipment in the breach, as well as, the ability to detect and defeat intelligent mines. The Army has successfully tested unmanned breaching technologies in a training environment; however, additional research and testing is necessary to implement these technologies into Large Scale Combat Operations (LSCO).Please join Senior Army Leaders for this discussion on future warfare and increasing the lethality and survivability of our force.Additional Warriors Corner panelists include: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Command Sergeant Major, CSM Patrickson Toussaint, the Director of the US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC) Armaments Center, Mr. John Hedderich, the US Army Engineer School Commandant, BG Mark Quander, and the Principal Deputy for Technology and Countermine C5ISR Center, Night Vision and Electronics Sensors Directorate U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command, Dr. Michael Grove.Related LinksArmy.mil: Worldwide NewsU.S. Army Corps of EngineersAUSA Now: 2020 Annual Meeting and Exposition Schedule

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