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Future Warfare Center

Definition/Scope: (FWC) The Future Warfare Center (FWC) has operations in Huntsville, Ala.; Colorado Springs, Colo.; and Ft Monroe, Va. The FWC designs, develops, and evaluates innovative concepts and capabilities falling within the U.S. Strategic Command’s (STRATCOM) mission areas. FWC integrates these concepts and capabilities into joint and Army architectures; validates science and technology priorities; leads experimentation, synchronization, and integration of U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/U.S. Army Forces Strategic Command (SMDC/ARSTRAT) mission area capabilities with joint, interagency, and multinational capabilities; and serves as the SMDC/ARSTRAT lead for space and ground-based midcourse defense proponency. The Future Warfare Center (FWC) was formed by combining the SMDC Force Development and Integration Center, the Space and Missile Defense Battle Lab, and the Information Sciences and Technology Directorate. (SMDC) The Future Warfare Center, with offices in Huntsville, Ala., Colorado Springs, Colo., and Fort Eustis, VA is responsible for building future space and missile defense forces. FWC includes a Battle Lab, Directorate of Combat, Directorate for Training and Doctrine, Decision Support Directorate and a Training and Doctrine Command capability manager for space and ground-based missile defense. FWC develops the Army’s space and missile defense doctrine and concepts, validates requirements, and ensures Army-wide solution integration. The FWC rapidly advances innovations for space, missile defense, high altitude and cyber to the Warfighter through prototype development, experimentation and wargames, analytical assessments, and modeling and simulation development. FWC provides institutional space and missile defense training to the force, and is the user representative to ensure vertical integration of Doctrine, Organizations, Training, Materiel, Leadership Education, Personnel, and Facilities activities across ballistic missile defense systems elements for which the Army has been designated as lead service (currently ground-based missile defense and AN/TPY-2). Additional FWC roles performed for the joint community include management of high performance computer centers, threat scenario design, command and control engineering, and Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration management.



Broader Terms:

Army battle labs
US Army Space and Missile Defense Command/ Army Strategic Command
US Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command

Narrower Terms:

Space Modeling and Simulation

Related Terms:

Air Defense
Center for Emerging Threats and Opportunities
missile defense

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