Network-centric gear keeps tabs on operations and soldiers
The Pentagon has for years envisioned soldiers equipped with high-tech weapons, equipment and networked communication gear. Defense agencies and contractors have developed a range of this equipment at a cost of $160 billion and counting. The main program to emerge from this, Future Combat Systems (FCS), will tie troops and commanders to manned and unmanned ground and air vehicles and sensors. The idea is to equip troops with a comprehensive “future suit” comprising various subsystems: ...
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