Close

Search

Search Menu
Photonics Media Photonics Buyers' Guide Photonics EDU Photonics Spectra BioPhotonics EuroPhotonics Industrial Photonics Photonics Showcase Photonics ProdSpec Photonics Handbook
More News
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT
2016 Photonics Buyers' Guide Clearance! – Use Coupon Code FC16 to save 60%!
share
Email Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Comments

General Dynamics to Develop New Soldier Gear

Photonics.com
Jun 2003
FALLS CHURCH, Va., June 15 -- General Dynamics was awarded a contract yesterday to develop a "networked soldier" system, which will outfit the soldier of the future with wired uniforms that monitor heart rates and respiration and with helmets that receive real-time video from overhead drones.

The contract, part of the US Army’s Objective Force Warrior (OFW) advanced technology demonstration, is initially worth about $10 million and potentially worth $3 billion over a 10-year period.

The creation of a new uniform is part of the Army's overall goal to create the "digital battlefield," where soldiers, tanks and drones are connected to a common network. The soldier would essentially become a "node" in the network, wearing an undershirt fitted with body sensors and receiving video from drones tracking enemy movements.

The General Dynamics OFW effort is headed by its Eagle Enterprise unit, a company formed "to address technology and system integration challenges," the company said.

For more information, visit: www.gd.com



Comments
Terms & Conditions Privacy Policy About Us Contact Us
back to top

Facebook Twitter Instagram LinkedIn YouTube RSS
©2016 Photonics Media
x We deliver – right to your inbox. Subscribe FREE to our newsletters.