Land Warrior Systems
- By Kevin Fogarty
- Aug 11, 2008
15-month deployment of 240 units ended spring 2008. Next-generation deployment of 1,000 units due for early 2009.
Helmet subsystem with organic light-emitting diode display.
Computer subsystem based on ARM XScale processor.
Navigation subsystem provides Global Positioning System and dead reckoning-based location information to individual and team.
Communication network radio subsystem — IP-based radio system with multi-hop routing capability; based on Enhanced Position Location Reporting System.
Software — based on Linux with custom Defense Department application developments.
* Interceptor Body Armor system and modular load-bearing system, both of which are in use in the Army and the Marine Corps.
Weapon-mounted laser and digital-video sighting and observation systems.
Command PDA — enables commanders to view location of warfighters and coordinate activity.
Stryker Vehicle Integration Kit — command unit and integration with Boomerang Mobile Shooter Detection System to help troops locate and counter sniper activity.
Kevin Fogarty is a special contributor to Defense Systems.