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
The US Army is testing a "third arm" device that will be attached to soldiers protective vests to lessen the weight on their arms. Weighing less than 4 pounds, the body-worn weapon mount currently undergoing testing at the Army Research Laboratory, allows redirecting all of a weapon's weight to the body, making it easier for the Soldier to carry a more lethal firearm, the Army press release stated
South Korea will develop a body measurement system capable of gauging soldiers body sizes and analyse the big data collected to produce a standard combat uniform. "The military will develop a body measurement system which gauges soldiers' body sizes and analyzes them to gather big data
Ceradyne, Inc, a 3M company, has been awarded a $92.7 million body-armor contract by the US Defense Logistics Agency for delivery of 177,000 pieces
Indias Tata Motors has proposed to set up a production facility for light combat vehicles, military jackets, rifles and other items on one of its units in Dharwad, Karnataka. Tata had applied for the production of defense equipment after the Indian government decided to produce the equipment indigenously under the ‘Make in India program, The New Indian Express news daily reported Thursday
Ceradyne has won a $34 million contract to supply 28,000 ceramic body armor plates to the US Army. The armor is being procured under the Soldier Protection Systems Vital Torso Protection programme for lightweight enhanced small arms protective inserts (ESAPI), the company said in a statement
BAE Systems has won a $45 million US army contract for the low-rate initial production of lightweight torso and side body armor. The company's side body armor apart from protecting soldiers, it also reduces their carrying load
Saab announced today that it has received an order for the production and delivery of camouflage equipment from the US Army. Deliveries will occur over the next six months
Chinese soldiers are so poorly equipped that they wear underwear with strings rather than elastic bands and their full equipment may not exceeds the price of two iPhones, according to the Guangzhou based Southern Weekly. The article published on December 4 says that Chinese soldiers wear World War II type steel helmets while American soldiers helmets are made of lightweight kevlar meant to absorb small arms fire
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