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US Army could soon be wearing Master Chief helmets with built-in air con

US Army could soon be wearing Master Chief helmets with built-in air con

By 14 May 2014

The US Army is developing a next-generation helmet and mask combination respirator system that could replace existing gear issued for protection against chemical, biological, radioactive and nuclear warfare. It is lighter than the kit used currently,... >>

Q-Warrior heads-up display being tested in the field: Google Glass for soldiers

Q-Warrior heads-up display being tested in the field: Google Glass for soldiers

By 19 February 2014

BAE Systems has announced that the Q-Warrior helmet mounted display system is "exceeding expectations" during real-time field testing in the UK. The system is specially designed for soldiers who need distinctive capabilities, such as identifying hostile... >>

BAE wearable battery powers your war gadgets

BAE wearable battery powers your war gadgets

By 4 October 2011

With all the benefits that technology brings to warfighters, comes the problem of how to power it. BAE Systems has shown off a wearable power solution that moves the battery from individual devices to one central location. Designed to be worn in a vest... >>

Lockheed Martin SMSS carries your gear to war, offers Xbox controls

Lockheed Martin SMSS carries your gear to war, offers Xbox controls

By 13 September 2011

The Squad Mission Support System, developed by Lockheed Martin, is a manned or unmanned six-wheeler, which aims to lighten the burden on ground troops. It will be entering service in Afghanistan towards the end of 2011. A Lockheed Martin agent on the... >>

Soldiers to get smarter with uniform-based antenna

Soldiers to get smarter with uniform-based antenna

By 9 September 2011

BAE Systems has developed a system that can integrate vital battlefield communications technology into the fabric of a soldier’s uniform.  The British defence contractor is calling the futuristic comms kit the Body Wearable Antenna and it is designed... >>

Call to Duty: Army launches Start Thinking Soldier campaign

Call to Duty: Army launches Start Thinking Soldier campaign

By 6 April 2009

The British Army today unveils its latest recruitment campaign in the form of Start Thinking Solider. The new campaign is designed to combine traditional television advertising with an interactive online experience. Potential recruits, rather than just... >>

THE BIG INTERVIEW: General Sir Michael Jackson on photography in the Army

THE BIG INTERVIEW: General Sir Michael Jackson on photography in the Army

By 4 July 2006

In 1915 the British Army created the Army photographic branch to gather intelligence in the First World War. Almost 100 years on and the army have over 40 professional photographers as well as over 1800 amateur snappers within its ranks. "We use our photographers... >>