2 Yorks - infantry capability pathfinders for the British Army
Project Convergence 2022
The experimentation company or C Company 2 YORKS, utilising the the latest technology on Project Convergence. Photo © Crown copyright.
During October and November, the 20th Armoured Brigade Combat Team led the British Army’s collaboration, with the US and other allies, testing a range of innovative systems in a mock-up desert village in California. Project Convergence is the premier US Army experimentation exercise, seeking to define how the US and international partners, including the UK and Australia, will fight in a multi-domain battlespace.
The UK contribution to Project Convergence was 450 soldiers, testing around 17 cutting-edge systems and technologies, including some being tested for the first time ‘on the ground’. Participation is designed to help make the British Army more lethal on the battlefield, by simplifying and speeding up the ‘sensor-decider-effector’ chain.
As well as testing some of the latest systems, the human capability was also put to the test with the newly-formed Ranger Regiment operating alongside US Special Operations Forces to swap tactics, while 2 YORKS provided reconnaissance and logistical support using their Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS) Capability.
Now part of the Land Warfare Centre’s Experimentation & Trials Group, 2 YORKS are testing new variants of the Rheinmetall Missionmaster Unmanned Ground Vehicle, next generation helmet mounted night vision and Dismounted Situational Awareness (DSA).