Advanced Naval Technology Exercise (ANTX)

Naval Integration in Contested Environments (NICE)




Proposal submission is now closed.

The Navy and Marine Corps are always looking for ways to turn the ingenuity of everyday Americans into the U.S. military's latest technologies.

To continue advancing the agile, collaborative and connected environments of NavalX, preparations are now underway for the Naval Integration in Contested Environments (NICE) Advanced Naval Technology Exercise (ANTX). Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory (MCWL) and Naval Warfare Development Command (NWDC), Naval Information Warfare Command Atlantic (NIWC LANT) and Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Crane have partnered for this event that will take place in April 2021 at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

The NICE ANTX is aimed at assisting the Navy and Marine Corps in concept development through the exploration of a wide variety of technology from industry and government labs. To achieve this, the Naval Research and Development Establishment (NR&DE) is now soliciting field-able prototypes to participate.

The NICE ANTX will be conducted on both physical and virtual ranges and will sharply focus on emerging components of Naval Warfare, such as Expeditionary Advanced Base Operations (EABO) in support of Distributed Maritime Operations (DMO).

There are several capability areas that are desired for experimentation:

  • Command and Control
  • Operations in the Information Environment
  • Domain Maneuver
  • Fires & Effects
  • Fleet Support.

Further descriptions are available within the Commercial Solutions Opening (CSO).