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Key Challenges for Effective Testing and Evaluation Across Department of Defense Ranges: Proceedings of a Workshop–in Brief

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To protect itself from attacks by foreign forces, the United States relies upon its armed services, which in turn rely upon weapons and other systems to provide them with the tools they need to successfully neutralize adversaries' combat capabilities. Maintaining the armed services' warfighting advantage requires a steady stream of new and improved weapons and technologies. A crucial step for acquiring and using these assets is testing their effectiveness and suitability on Department of Defense (DoD) ranges. The DoD has testing ranges that span the globe, where new military technologies are tested based on real threats, tasks, and environments to ensure their combat readiness. These ranges are a vital aspect of the nation's defense, but will they be able to adequately test the increasingly complex military technologies of the future?

Against this backdrop, the DoD's Office of the Director, Operational Test and Evaluation, requested that the Board on Army Research and Development of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine assess the physical and technical suitability of DoD test and evaluation (T&E) ranges and infrastructure. As part of that task, the study committee convened a 2-day workshop on January 28-29, 2021, to gather information on the challenges facing the nation's military ranges. The workshop brought together experts from the military, industry, and government, who discussed the current status of T&E on military ranges and what will be required to ensure their effectiveness in coming decades. This Proceedings of a Workshop-in Brief summarizes the presentations and discussions that took place at the workshop.

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National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2021. Key Challenges for Effective Testing and Evaluation Across Department of Defense Ranges: Proceedings of a Workshop–in Brief. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.https://doi.org/10.17226/26150.

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11 pages |8.5 x 11
DOI: https://doi.org/10.17226/26150
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