Army Innovation

AWE20: Agile Command, Control & Communication

The Project

Army has established a Capability Spotlight to explore emerging technologies and identify specific capabilities in the Agile C3 space suitable for rapid exploitation.

It will push the boundaries of technology and military capability, testing a range of prototype systems by putting them in the hands of the user while giving invaluable military feedback to suppliers.


The AWE20 programme is now closed for applications.

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The purpose of AWE20: Agile C3 is to: ‘Identify how the Army can exploit developments in technology in the Agile Command, Control and Communication space’.



We aim to:

  • Engage with industry technology providers of all sizes to explore what innovative approaches to traditional issues can be leveraged to give the Army a competitive edge.
  • Expose capability and knowledge gaps
  • Explore technology ready for rapid exploitation
  • Create a community of industry partners that will encourage a collaborative approach to problem solving.

Areas of Interest

AWE20 seeks to answer the following questions:

How can technology...
• Improve data exploitation for situational awareness and understanding?
• Enable us to make faster and better-informed decisions?
• Reduce the detectability and improve the resilience and agility of HQs at all levels in
order to enhance their survivability?
• Enable more efficient deployment and employment of our HQs on operations?
• Improve command on the move and facilitate dispersed HQs?



Agile C3 has been identified as one of the ‘nine fundamental deductions and insights judged most critical to guide strategic, joint and command force development.’

The AWE programme (previously URBan EXperimentation or URBEX) has been an ongoing Army experimentation programme for around 10 years and has constantly delivered high quality evidence for the army and invaluable military feedback to industry. This has been achieved by creating military scenario environments and generating innovative ways to engage with a large variety of industry.

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