Slimmer, Trimmer US Army Land Warrior System Moves Ahead

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Slimmer and Trimmer(click to view larger) A couple of years ago, it looked like the Land Warrior program was dead due to soldiers’ concerns that the equipment was too heavy and complex. However, after trimming down the system from 17 pounds to 7.2 pounds, the Army is moving ahead with the program. While those efforts are underway, the US Army still owns more than 900 Land Warrior ensembles, 300 vehicle-integration kits, and related equipment as of October 2009. Now, a new set of contracts enables General Dynamics’ field service engineers to deploy with all Land Warrior-equipped units and provide support for housing, repairing and shipping spare and replacement Land Warrior gear worldwide. [youtube:] PEO on LWclick to play video Land Warrior uses computers, wireless communication, and global positioning technologies to link soldiers digitally on the battlefield. The Land Warrior system provides soliders with situational awareness, maps and imagery, and voice and text messaging capabilities. The system can store more than 600 images including photographs of targets and locations. The soldier views the maps and imagery through the helmet-mounted display, which is pulled down over one eye when needed. Each soldier wearing the system is represented by an icon on the […]

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