The Soldier Lethality Cross Functional
The Soldier Lethality Cross-Functional Team was established at Fort Benning, Georgia, in 2018, for the purpose of pursuing the combat capabilities necessary to achieve and sustain over-match against enemy forces anywhere, and at any time.
The concept of enhancing Soldier lethality necessitates a strategic focus on the needs and fundamental functions of the 21st Century Soldier in respect to shooting, movement and mobility, communications and protection.
The SL CFT’s approach is unique in that it treats both the Soldier and the squad as an integrated combat platform, and addresses these requirements in development of Next Generation Squad Weapons, the Enhanced Night Vision Goggle – Binocular and the Integrated Visual Augmentation System to enhance the performance, lethality and survivability of the Close Combat Force.
The Soldier Lethality CFT seeks to not only identify unique and evolving warfighter needs, but also to harness promising technologies in ways that skillfully and efficiently meet these needs, through improved equipment, training and resources.
What makes a soldier lethality cross-functional?
Soldiers must have capabilities that increase lethality, mobility and survivability while countering emerging threats.
These new weapons and capabilities must utilize the latest developments in science and technology.
The Soldier Lethality Cross Functional Team (SL-CFT) mission is to enhance the Soldier/Squads ability to fight, win, and survive through increased Lethality, Mobility, Protection, and Situational Awareness in order to facilitate rapid acquisition of increased capabilities.