Friday, December 4, 2015

"There are many threats in the world – not countries, but organizations – and this is a big challenge for logistics" - Dan Arkin

by Dan Arkin

The chief logistics officers of the US and British armies spoke at the First Operational Logistics Conference and discussed the challenges of modern military logistics. "The British fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq has taught us that our logistics man must be first and foremost a soldier and a combatant"

The logistics, research and development personnel of the US army are currently working on the development of innovative technologies to identify tunnels, sensing means by which tunnels could be seen from a distance – it was announced at the First International Operational Logistics Conference by Maj. Gen. John F. Wharton, the chief logistics officer of the US Army. The conference was held at the Armored Corps Memorial Site near Latrun, and was organized by Israel Defense.

MG Wharton describes himself as the one responsible for the global aspects of the global deployment of the US army. He reve[a]led that the logistics command of the army sets up three liaison officers – in Israel, India and South Africa, which are in charge of connecting between parts of the world in which American troops and are stationed and the headquarters in the US.  MG Wharton mentioned several arenas in which the US Army can be found, or will be found – Iran, Yemen, the Middle East, Taiwan and Somalia. "There is instability in many parts of the world, no more states – but different groups and organizations – all of these are challenges for the logistic systems of a modern army, and we must make sure the American fighter will be the most equipped, trained and the best in the world".

According to MG Wharton, the US President has set a goal for the logistics of the army, which is to cooperate with civil industry and academia, to develop and produce innovative logistics systems that will address everything – from humanitarian aid to a total war. That is why they are developing technologies for the diet of troops, their equipment and weapons, cyber, innovative sensors, precision munitions and unmanned tools.
Dan Arkin


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