Warfighter Technologies

November 2010
By Rita Boland

 

The U.S. Army is looking into the Human Universal Load Carrier (HULC) as part of the solution to reduce the weight of the loads troops have to carry in theater.

Wearable device is capable of carrying hundreds of pounds, transferring that bulk off of people and onto the ground.

November 2010
By George I. Seffers, SIGNAL Magazine

 

The Force XXI Battle Command Brigade and Below (FBCB2) software shown on this ruggedized JV-5 computer built by DRS will be replaced with a joint Army-Marine Corps software known as the Joint Battle Command-Platform (JBC-P).

November 2010
By Maryann Lawlor, SIGNAL Magazine

March 2009
By Henry S. Kenyon

 
FoxView resides on rugged digital cameras such as this Ricoh 500SE-M tactical digital camera. The software tags photos with location data from the camera’s internal GPS unit and other data such as azimuth and information about the unit taking the image.
Geolocation software allows pictures to show location, time, other information.

March 2009
By Rita Boland

 
The wearable supercomputer has the computing power of six to 12 standard desktop computers, but is less than six inches long and weighs one pound.
High-power hardware is part of a bigger effort to take capabilities usually stored in entire buildings and condense them into a suitcase.

March 2009
By Dean Risseeuw

 
Training for the placement of unattended ground sensors (UGSs) takes place at Fort Bliss, Texas. Tactical and urban UGSs are both part of Future Combat Systems (FCS) equipment and are scheduled to be fielded to infantry soldiers by 2011.
Networking multimodal nodes increases battlefield awareness and operational options.

March 2009
By Robert K. Ackerman

June 2006
By Robert K. Ackerman

 
A U.S. Air Force communications engineer at a combined air operations center uses a radio over Internet protocol router network communication system to monitor Iraq convoy operations. New technologies are adding important new capabilities in Iraq, but they also are causing some problems as innovations pour into the network.
A trip to the front brings home issues and answers.

June 2006
By Rita Boland

 
Navy warfighters will benefit from programs such as agent-based computing, which coalesces large amounts of data, sorts through it then delivers warnings, answers or smart searches to the operator.
Sailors are looking to turn data into knowledge and communicate over a wider area.

June 2006
By Henry S. Kenyon

 
The U.S. Army’s force generation (ARFORGEN) model will facilitate the transition of the service’s formations to modular units. Based on brigade combat teams, they can be deployed more rapidly to global trouble spots and be quickly combined into mission-specific forces.
Transformation effort morphs large, unwieldy units into lighter, agile components.

June 2006
By Maryann Lawlor

 
Warfighters examine technologies headed for Joint Expeditionary Force Experiment ‘06 during the third spiral leading up to the main event, which occurred at the end of April. The ground-laying work takes place on the main floor of the Combined Air Operations Center (CAOC) at Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar.
Air Force aims to meet warfighters’ urgent communication needs at Mach speed.