Maj. Gen. Bo Dyess: Air Force Could Partner With Army on Multi-Domain Battle Concept

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Maj. Gen. Bo Dyess, acting director of the U.S. Army capabilities integration center, has said the U.S. Air Force is “very close” to forming a partnership with the Army to create new functionalities for the multi-domain battle concept.

Dyess said Monday at the Association of the U.S. Army’s Global Force Symposium that the service branch would require in the future warfare air defense platforms designed to fight anti-access/anti-denial systems as well as the Air Force’s close air support in order to move soldiers through contested environments, the Army reported Thursday.

The possible collaboration with the Air Force comes nearly two months after the Army and Marine Corps formed a joint task force and released a white paper about the multi-domain battle concept.

“Multi-domain battle is an evolution, not a revolution,” Dyess said.

“It’s a natural evolution of combined arms designed to meet challenges of the 21st century,” he added.

Dyess noted that the Army Training and Doctrine Command has started to integrate some of the concept’s aspects with the Army Doctrine Publication 3.0 that seeks to detail a common operational framework for warfighters.

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein also introduced the multi-domain command-and-control concept that aims to facilitate decision-making processes, situational awareness and use of aerial assets in future combat.

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