Roving Blue, Inc. is currently participating in the Crimson Viper Field Experiments in Thailand. The Crimson Viper Field Experiment (CV) is conducted annually in Thailand by the Royal Thai Ministry of Defence (MOD) Defence Science and Technology Department (DSTD) and US Pacific Command Science and Technology Office (USPACOM J85). Crimson Viper is a technology experimentation venue that promotes S&T collaboration and is a means of obtaining operational feedback for technology development.
DSTD coordinates with Royal Thai Armed Forces science and technology (S&T) service organizations to co-host CV on a rotational basis. This year, the Royal Thai Army (RTA) Research and Development Office (ARDO) will co-host the event with DSTD with assistance from the RTA Fort Adisorn Cavalry Center.
The NAVAIR Technology Experimentation Center (TEC) will coordinate the overall event in support of PACOM J85 while supporting individual technology experiments.
CV16 will consist of field experiments and a visitor/DV day at the Royal Thai Army, Cavalry Center, Fort Adisorn.
The water purification technology experimentation conducted during CV16 will be in direct support of the Integrated Water Purification System (IWPS) project objectives. The purpose of technology experimentation in Crimson Viper 2016 (CV16) is to experiment with leading edge technologies and proposed Concepts of Operation (CONOP) in relevant operational conditions to gather operational feedback. Additionally, CV16 will provide engagement opportunities with Royal Thai Army (RTA) partners.
Crimson Viper is executed under the ambit of the Thai-American Consultations (TAC) Joint Statement. Crimson Viper was discussed during TAC XVI on 9-11 April 2014 under Working Group IV for “Relationship Building, Coordination and Collaboration at All Levels” under subgroup IV.2 for Science and Technology.
Crimson Viper objectives are to experiment with candidate technologies in a field environment to:
• Support collaboration and promote interoperability between Royal Thai Armed Forces and USPACOM via S&T partnership with DSTD
• Assess candidate technologies and provide assessment feedback to the science and technology community
• Confirm technology maturity prior to introducing to warfighters
• Provide candidate technologies for longer term assessment