When we say not enough equipment, are we talking about capital equipment such as LAV’s & trucks, ships & planes?
We need those, however in variants we don't currently hold: ATGM, AD, SP, and mortar variants come to mind.
Navy and Air Force wise, someone feel free to chime in, but it's more a case of we need replacement of our archaic platforms more than we need new capabilities.
Or are we talking about the non-sexy equipment that never gets talked about such as radios, diagnostic machines for platforms, etc
(Both equally limiting. One gets talked about a whole lot more than the other)
Talk to anyone in the RCCS and we will have been screaming into the void for 15 years that we need a new comms suite. And I'm not talking about CP TOPAZ.
TCCCS was outdated the moment we bought it, but we're told to "make it for for 20 years."
Additionally, comms isn't "sexy" for DLR. You can't sell a new radio package the way you can trucks, LAVs, and other things. Even when we try to piggy back on other projects... it often falls on deaf ears (see the MSVS' lack of comms suite for reference).
This will also come to a head when the Army talks digitization and AI/ML. The system of systems needs to interconnect and so far, we don't really see what that interconnection looks like.
The GBAD Radar needs to be interconnected with whatever AD platform we get, whichbineeds to interconnect with our other C5ISR capabilities in order to shoot that missile, UAV, aircraft out of the sky before human interaction is involved.
Like you're saying though, we don't do the secondary and tertiary systems allocation well at all.