What is a Battle Lab?

Introduction A battle lab or battle laboratory is an organisation dedicated to studying changes in the military. It provides means (premises, teams, operational equipment or operational platforms, hardware, software, IT infrastructure, processes, guidelines) to analyse or assess impacts that could be induced by changes in a military realm. The changes can be of any kind:… Read More


What is the USMC Warfighting Laboratory?

Introduction The United States Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory (MCWL) was established in 1995, at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia. Outline The organisation was originally known as the Commandant’s Warfighting Laboratory. The battle lab is part of Combat Development and Integration – under Headquarters, United States Marine Corps (Office of the Deputy Commandant) – and its… Read More