Australia To Develop Soldier-Worn System To Capture Crucial Data On Battlefield

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  • 03:33 PM, September 7, 2017
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Australia To Develop  Soldier-Worn System To Capture Crucial Data On Battlefield
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Australia’s 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.  

Australia’s Minister for Defence Industry, Christopher Pyne MP said, “Fight Recorder would also act as an emergency beacon to reduce the time taken to reach and treat battlefield casualties”.

“In addition to serving as a location beacon, the data captured by the Fight Recorder could be used to inform the design and performance of soldier equipment and protective wear,” Pyne said.

When fully developed, the Fight Recorder could provide benefits in other physically demanding occupations including emergency services and law enforcement, the release states. 

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