Terrain Shaping Ops


Throughout history, forces have attempted to turn, fix, block, disrupt and deter others through ever-evolving scientific and technological solutions. However, current Terrain Shaping Obstacles are fixed and limited to the land domain.

ERDC is working to help develop Terrain Shaping Obstacles that are mobile, adaptive and intelligent, remotely operated and capable of near-, mid- and far-term delivery in partnership with all-service air, space, land and sea assets. In the future, terrain shaping options will be controllable and reversible, embracing emergent scientific discoveries to manipulate the very nature of the multi-domain battlefield.

Video by Marisa Gaona
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer Research and Development Center