Modern Infantry Equipment Updates

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  1. cobra commando

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    Selex introduces new tactical
    SATCOM solution


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    Selex ES has expanded its satellite communications (SATCOM) offerings with the launch of a new robust, lightweight, on-the-move, tactical SATCOM system called TacSat Razor Antenna. The rapid deploy TacSat Razor Antenna weighs 1kg and has a maximum 20W power output in the UHF tacsat band. It is designed specifically for physically demanding battlefield conditions, whilst addressing the relevant radiation hazard standards. The system can be operated in hands-free mode while attached to the side of a standard military rucksack, enabling soldiers to stay connected while carrying weapons or other kit. Alternatively, it can be mounted on a standard tripod or camera spike or on a vehicle using a magnetic mount. To reduce soldier down-time, the system has been designed to be easy to operate. The user pulls a strap to launch the antenna from its housing, and the antenna is withdrawn back into the container by pulling the same strap in the other direction after use. With a modular construction to facilitate cleaning and ease of repair in the field, the TacSat Razor Antenna is environmentally qualified to Mil Std 810-G and is IP68 rated for water immersion.

    Selex introduces new tactical SATCOM solution - News - Shephard
     
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    Army Developing Air-Cooled Gas Masks

    Army engineers are designing a chemical-biological protective mask that will have it’s own built in fan. Service officials recognized how hot the current masks can make soldiers and want to offer masks that would have a fan blowing cool air on their faces when conditions get hottest. Scientists at the Edgewood Chemical Biological Center are leading the effort. “Technology brings this relief to a Soldier through a powered air purifying respirator, which consists of a hose connected to the face mask from a blower unit and battery pack hanging off the hip or back. A typical respirator is heavy and cumbersome, adding to the weight of the equipment troops already carry,” the Army said in a statement. The challenge is building a light respirator that requires little power, keeps out harmful chemicals and agents, and also can blow cool air on a soldier’s face. Edgewood Chemical Biological Center’s Respiratory Protection Branch has designed an entire helmet system for the respirator that includes the mask. The Army has tested a few prototypes and found the commercial version of the M50 joint service general purpose mask to be the most comfortable to the soldier. The Army has started a larger helmet development program . Last Fall, Army officials released two new helmet prototypes the service is testing to offer soldiers a modular design that would allow crew members to need only one helmet versus the two they currently have to keep.


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    http://kitup.military.com/2014/05/army-developing-air-cooled-gas.html#more-28118
     
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    Natick takes protective
    eyewear into future


    NATICK, Mass. (May 19, 2014) -- When it comes to the very best in vision protection for the warfighter, researchers at the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center make sure the eyes have it. "Eyesight is fundamental to a Soldier's job, making vision protection of critical importance," said Brian Kimball, U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, known as NSRDEC, researcher. A warfighter's vision can be impacted by dust, sand, fog and changes in lighting. There are also outright threats from blast and ballistic fragmentation and lasers. NSRDEC researchers are working to find better ways to prevent sight impairment and eye injury, now and in the future. They are also working on cutting-edge technologies for vision enhancement and shared vision applications. "At NSRDEC, our mission is the Soldier," Kimball said. "We are honored and humbled by their service, bravery and dedication, which challenge us to pursue science and technology solutions that will enhance their safety, comfort and effectiveness." "The number of injuries has come down with the use of protective eyewear. Although you can't prevent all injuries, the majority can be avoided, or reduced in severity, by wearing the proper protection," said Michelle Markey, who is involved with the science and technology research at NSRDEC, as well as end-item technical support for both the Army and Marines. "Improvements are always ongoing," Kimball said.


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    Natick takes protective eyewear into future | Article | The United States Army
     
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    Ek pet men, ek peeth men aur ek emergency...

    One day's in stomach (including cooked one meal). One days' cooked in the pack. One days emergency pre - prepared or long lasting emergency rations.

    So a soldier should be able to fight and survive for three days when he is told the word " Go".....

    Terrorist in Kashmir carry lots of calorie and protein rich dry fruits which can sustain them for many days ( many means three to four days)

    Otherwise, a skilled soldier should be able to fight and survive for many days by "living on the land".... including shooting chickens on the streets (if it is a street fight)... including laying traps for jungle animals if it is a jungle warfare..

    I read a story in Readers Digest long ago how a trapped mountaineering expedition survived right from horse meat to human flesh for many many days...

    Ha Ha Ha ...
     
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    reconsider the question in light of basic science !!
     
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    Rafael unveils hovering Maoz for infantry use

    Rafael has released details of a small, hovering tactical intelligence-gathering system that could be supplied to infantry soldiers. The "Maoz" is carried in a small canister stowed in the personal gear of an infantry soldier. After mission completion it can be returned to the canister for further use. According to Rafael an individual soldier can carry a number of the micro-hovering systems, together with a small control unit.
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    The company says the air vehicle can hover at an altitude of 328ft and 2.7nm (5km) away from its operator in an open area, with these values falling to a respective and 164ft and 0.5nm in an urban area. Maoz can hover for 15min at a time, and can be operated after battery replacement for 50h without maintenance. The Israeli company says the system – which will carry a daylight camera and night-vision sensor – is capable of detecting a person from a range of 180m, and recognising an individual from 60m. Ground vehicles can be detected at a range of 400m and identified from 60m.
    Rafael unveils hovering Maoz for infantry use - 6/23/2014 - Flight Global
     
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    Swiss soldier system
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    The Integrated and Modular Engagement System for the Swiss Soldier (IMESS) solution developed by Airbus Defence and Space (D&S) has been completed to the level necessary for series production on schedule, the company announced on 30 July. IMESS, which has already completed technical acceptance by the Swiss procurement authority, will now begin field tests which will run for the next two years. Airbus D&S received the €19 million contract in 2011 to develop a high-tech soldier system for the Swiss Army as part of its
    soldier modernisation programme. IMESS gives soldiers improved command-and-control capabilities from company level to individual soldier level through the integration of combat vehicles, including computer and radio connections. Radio communications have been optimised with increased range and new standardised equipment. Head/helmet mounted displays also give soldiers clearer situational awareness and improved navigation. A modular architecture provides numerous standard interfaces to sensors, such as a thermal imaging device, as well as modules for link-up with external systems, such as unmanned aircraft; while the overall weight and energy balance of the equipment has also been improved. Under the terms of the contract Airbus D&S will also provide logistical support for this project.
    Swiss soldier system development on track - News - Shephard
     
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    MOSCOW, August 1 (RIA Novosti) - Russian high-tech corporation Rostec has created a unique sixth- generation radio communication system called Chance, which it will present at the Russian Defense Ministry’s Innovation Day, the company’s press-service said in a statement on Friday. According to the Rostec statement, the Chance communication system is part of the army’s automated communication and control systems. Chance was built, using software-defined radio technology, and can create a self- organizing, auto-restorable network with almost no involvement of an operator. The communications system has received factory approval and in the near future is to be tested by troops. The Chance system enables transmission of all types of messages, digital data and video information. Each operator has access to the Internet and the GLONASS and/or GPS navigation systems. The network’s radio stations are also able to eliminate noise interference. The system consists of portable radio communication stations that can be installed in military vehicles to pass information from one operator to another. According to the press statement, even if one radio station is destroyed, its data will be automatically picked up and saved by neighboring stations. The Innovation Day international exhibition, organized by the Russian Defense Ministry, is to take place on August 4 - 5 near Moscow.
    Russia to Present Unique Communications System at High-Tech Exhibition | Russia | RIA Novosti
     
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    @Bhadra: Yes, sorry for the slip up. Thanks for pointing out and of course for answering.
     
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    Thanks everybody for replying to my queries. Appreciate your answers. It seems lots of countries have FINSAS like programs and the future soldiers are going to look a lot different.
     
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    This thread should be renamed as arms merchants thread.
     
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    This thread is not in Indian Military section, I created this thread so that world wide innovations and new technological input specific to Infantry demand must be known ..

     

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