Army cyber troops
Army cyber troops

The U.S. Army must begin training its soldiers to endure and then continue to fight after suffering a cyberattack on the battlefield.

Gen. Gustave "Gus" Perna, commander of Army Materiel Command, said during the annual meeting of the Association the U.S. Army, said soldiers will have to learn how to deal with a cyberattack and continue their mission, according to Military.com. Perna is fearful that unless steps are taken to procure the proper equipment and the soldiers trained in its use American forces could be at a disadvantage when in combat.

“We must be able to understand what can happen to our systems through a cyberattack, and what is the enemy's capability and how do we counter that,” Perna said, reported Military.com.