Concept Development & Experimentation

Concept Development and Experimentation (CD&E) is a process developed by militaries for the application of the scientific method to address the challenge of developing future military capability.


CD&E is a forward-looking systems engineering technique for developing and evaluating new concepts, before committing extensive resources.


Businesses can use CD&E to identify the best solution not only from a technical perspective, but also for possible solutions for challenges involving the organization, policies and procedures, training, and material to achieve significant advances in future operations. CD&E is a way of thinking your way through the future before spending money.

Gottfried Leibniz

Developing and identifying​ future-oriented concepts allows one to:

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Test their validity/feasibility;

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Take advantage of other studies/experiments conducted; and

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3. Save resources and avoid duplication.