The U.S. Army is pursuing the most massive modernization campaign in its post-World War II history. It is rushing and with full force to begin upgrading or replacing every platform in its inventory. The goal is to re-establish overmatch versus prospective great power competitors by the 2030s. This requires making significant decisions to select new or improved platforms and systems in the near-term. There are always risks associated with the development of new capabilities. The Army needs to take all appropriate steps to reduce these risks. One way of doing this is by pursuing competitive prototyping for major programs.
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