The Chinese People's Liberation Army has handed over smart watches to individual combat solders that provide secure communication, navigation and a host of other features. A photo of the watch released on state media shows icons for message, heart rate and satellite signal strength among others
Rheinmetall has won a three-year, $11 million contract to supply German Police with ballistic inserts for protective vests. The first batch consisting of over 5,000 ballistic inserts will be shipped in spring 2019
Lockheed Martin has won $6.9 million United States (US) Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center (NSRDEC) contract to enhance ONYX exoskeleton for future soldier demonstrations
The Canadian Armed Forces have exercised options under the Integrated Soldier System Project (ISSP) to procure an additional 1,256 Rheinmetall Argus soldier systems worth CAD22 million (€14.3 million)
Sky Wolf Commandos of the Chinese Armys Special Operations Forces from the Western Theater Command, have been equipped with the QTS-11 system in their training, Global Times reported quoting Weihutang, a column affiliated with China Central Television (CCTV). The QTS-11 system includes firearms and a digitalized integrated individual soldier combat system besides detection and communications, Global Times quoted Song Zhongping, a Chinese military expert as saying
A Rheinmetall-led consortium has won the first request for proposals for preliminary studies relating to the development of a Generic Open Soldier Systems Reference Architecture (GOSSRA). Under the GOSSRA project, studies will be conducted into developing an open reference architecture as the basis of EU-wide standardized soldier systems
"The newly-developed fabrics we use cannot be picked up by infrared detectors. They block the heat coming from the human body
Indias Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has transferred technology of Bullet Proof Jacket (BPJ) to an Indian firm, MKU Limited for manufacturing these for the Indian Army and Para-military forces. Documents related to the technology and licence agreement were handed over at a function held in New Delhi today
The Russian army will be fully equipped with Russia's next-generation Ratnik-2 infantry gear by 2020. "By 2020, the Russian army will be fully equipped with Ratnik-2, by now the troops have received more than 200,000 kits," Russias Central Research Institute of Precision Machine Building told Sputnik on Wednesday
BAE Systems has introduced a new wearable technology dubbed ‘Broadsword Spine – an invisible power and data network that is built directly into clothing using conductive fabrics instead of wires and cables. The new technology allows vital electronic devices to be plugged straight into a vest, jacket or belt, with custom-built connectors hooking directly into power and data sources via USB
Australias defense ministry has announced collaboration with two telecommunications firms to develop a soldier-worn system called ‘Fight Recorder aimed at capturing valuable data on the battlefield. The two industry partners – Myriota and wearable technology company IMeasureU, will receive $700,000 from the Next Generation Technologies Fund which launched in March this year, to fully develop this system, the ministry said in a press release Thursday
Lockheed Martin has licensed the bionic augmentation technology Dermoskeleton from B-Temia, Inc., for military, industrial, commercial and first-responder applications
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