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CD&E - Concept Development and Experimentation

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Concept Development and Experimentation (CD&E) is a method that serves to identify inherent potential for innovation at an early stage, to check its relevance for the Bundeswehr, and to evaluate its feasibility. In an iterative process of mutual concept development and experimental verification, CD&E explores innovative ideas for their operational use for the Bundeswehr.

Innovative concept proposals for CD&E may come from all spheres of the Bundeswehr, the research community or trade and industry. They can result from the systematic evaluation of lessons learned during operations and military exercises, from other CD&E programs – such as pertinent NATO programs – or from technological progress.

The armaments organization plays an active role in the CD&E process to the extent that its specific tasks are concerned and strongly supports the dialogue which is to be maintained with the defense industry as well as the science and research community.

Concept ideas regarding CD&E must not be confused with proposals for Research and Technology (R&T) projects: CD&E examines processes and structures of the armed forces that are supported by technological innovations. The  research focuses  on identifying  skill gaps and possibilities to close them. The submission of a concept idea from both research and industry is bound to a formal statement. The form is also available for download on the right side. The armaments organization is responsible for receiving and dealing with concept ideas from the areas research and commercial industry. The following receiving office was set up for this purpose:

Bundesamt für Ausrüstung, Informationstechnik und Nutzung der Bundeswehr
Referat T 1.6
F&T AB „Informationsgewinnung, System Bw“, Modellbildung & Simulation, CD&E, M&S Grundsatz und Technologien
Ferdinand-Sauerbruch-Straße 1
56073 Koblenz




Current as of 15.08.2019