Top U.S. Army officials were at the Yuma Proving Ground on Wednesday to celebrate the first phase of a project they say will guide the agency for the next 40 years.
YPG officials say Project Convergence is the Army's largest capabilities demonstration of the year and will have significant impact on the equipment and tactics used for the future.
On Wednesday, Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy and other top Army leaders said the project will aid Army modernization efforts and improve communications. McCarthy said it’s no surprise YPG is hosting this important project.
“It’s a national treasure," McCarthy said. "And it’s a capability for us to bring all of our efforts to bear and to test it in a real experiment to give us the feedback we need to adjust it as we bring active units out here in the next two years.”
Gen. John Murray of the Army Futures Command said Project Convergence is not just the most important thing his agency is doing but the most important thing the Army is doing right now.
Wednesday was an open house as it was the final day of the first phase of Project Convergence. Also on hand were was YPG commander Col. Patrick McFall and Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville.