Program Executive Officer (PEO) Soldier (Nov. 20, 2006): Army to soon deploy troops with computerized equipment.WASHINGTON -- Following successful field testing last summer, the Army is planning to deploy its new Land Warrior Land Warrior was a United States Army program, cancelled in 2007, that would have used a combination of commercial, off-the-shelf technology (COTS) and current-issue military gear and equipment designed to:
The wearable, computerized system includes lasers, navigation modules, radios, and other technologically advanced equipment to help soldiers shoot, move, and communicate more accurately on the battlefield. Ultimately, it will improve their ability to fight effectively and survive.
Testing of the Land Warrior package was conducted over a three-month period by the 4th Battalion, 9th Infantry infantry, body of soldiers who fight in an army on foot and are equipped with hand-carried weapons, in contradistinction originally to cavalry and other branches of an army. Regiment, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team The brigade combat team (BCT) is the basic deployable unit of maneuver in the US Army. A brigade combat team consists of one combat arms branched maneuver brigade, and its attached support and fire units. , 2nd Infantry Division, at Fort Lewis, Wash. It culminated in an Army Evaluation Command Limited User Test in September and October.
"The '4-9' has been training for anticipated deployment next summer. Based on assessment results, it looks like we will deploy with the new Land Warrior and Mounted Warrior systems," said Lt. Col. Bill Prior, battalion commander In the United States Army and United States Marine Corps, the commanding officer of a battalion is a Battalion Commander. The position is usually held by a lieutenant colonel, although a major can be selected for battalion command in lieu of an available lieutenant colonel. .
For the first time, infantry troops will be carrying digital gear that will help address some of the chronic difficulties for soldiers on the ground, such as locating other soldiers, identifying the enemy, and getting the latest orders.
"Thanks to the successful demonstration at Fort Lewis, we now have the first Army unit ready to go real-world operational with Land Warrior capabilities," said Brig Brig, town, Switzerland
Brig (brēk), Fr. Brigue, town, Valais canton, S Switzerland, on the Rhône River, at the north entrance of the Simplon Tunnel. . Gen. Mark Brown, Program Executive Office Soldier commander. "Land Warrior marks the path forward to a more capable, lighter-weight ground soldier system. The leadership of the Army takes great pains and great care to ensure that our soldiers are well equipped, well trained, and well organized to accomplish the mission that the nation sends them on."
During the comprehensive Land Warrior assessment, Fort Lewis soldiers were equipped with 440 Land Warrior Systems, as well as 147 Mounted Warrior Systems designed for combat vehicle crewmen. For the first time ever, large-scale map A map having a scale of 1:75,000 or larger. See also map. displays were used to show soldiers their location, the location of their buddies, vehicle locations, known enemy positions, and up-to-the minute mission plans and orders.
Weapon systems equipped with multifunctional laser sights, day- and night-vision feeds, and direct connectivity to the Land Warrior and Mounted Warrior networks increase the soldiers' combat effectiveness while minimizing exposure to the enemy. Precise navigation and real-time, common situational awareness Situation awareness or situational awareness  (SA) is the mental representation and understanding of objects, events, people, system states, interactions, environmental conditions, and other situation-specific factors affecting human performance in were shown to substantially reduce the risk of fratricide frat·ri·cide
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