In January 2022, John Spencer traveled to the United Kingdom to observe a British Army Warfighting Experiment. The experiment was one of many that allows the British Army to partner with the innovation community and industry to explore technological possibilities for addressing the specific challenges of urban warfighting.

In this episode of the Urban Warfare Project Podcast, John speaks to Rob Taylor, managing director of 4GD, a UK-based company that specializes in developing immersive close-combat training facilities and opportunities. In the conversation, Rob describes the January 2022 experiment, during which 4GD partnered with D3A Defence Ltd to test a unique capability to integrate combined arms into small unit urban warfare training—including incorporating snipers, mortars, joint terminal attack controllers, and other capabilities into a live, indoor training event.

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Special thanks to Cadet Ben Phocas for post-production editing.

Image credit: Rob Taylor, 4GD