In the two demonstrations, planned for Sept. 21 and Sept. 23 at U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground, test teams of soldiers will attempt to reduce the time it takes to see and hit targets to less than 20 seconds.
One scenario will combine using sensors from satellites in low-Earth orbit with sensors in the MQ-1C Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft system in the sky to connect with ground sensors. The targeting information will be fed into a surrogate developmental program at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, and then sent to howitzer artillery on the ground at Yuma to engage the target.
The Yuma Proving Ground is located near the Arizona-California border, adjacent to the Colorado River, approximately 24 miles north of the city of Yuma, Arizona.
A show of military force.
A military facility for the testing of materiel and equipment.
Yuma proving ground is part of the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command and is a multiple purpose test facility.