Protection and sensors news release

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Protection and sensors news release

  1. 1. Soldier Modernisation: Soldier systems must integrate effective protective plates andoptical sensorsWolrdwide Business Research, London, April 6, 2011Much of soldier modernisation in recent years has focused on situational awareness andreducing the burden on soldiers.Many different pieces of equipment have been added to the soldier system and a great dealare lightweight and effective but, as different threats emerge, combat environments changeand technology advances, the combined weight increases.Below is some recent comment on two crucial areas of soldier modernisation: soldier sensorsand soldier protection - protective plates.“In military environments, the sensor often has to operate reliably within a background ofelectro-magnetic interference due to the proximity of other electrical or electronic equipment.Additional filtering is therefore provided to ensure this electromagnetic compatibility.Sensor devices are employed in defence applications where ‘situational awareness’ is critical– i.e. to provide the user with as much information as possible concerning their presentcircumstances in order to take the most appropriate action.Sensors play a crucial role in enabling this situational awareness, and there has been a hugeincrease in the volume of information being made available to military personnel as a result.”(Source: Electronics Weekly, March 17, 2011)Soldier situational awareness is crucial to the soldier modernisation effort so sensors that canidentify new threats in new environments are needed. Perhaps, in light of current IED threatand mortar attack, stronger and lighter weight body armour is required.In Australia, the Minister for Defence Science and Personnel Warren Snowdon recently gavean insightful briefing to industry on the importance of body armour to the modern soldier:"Body armour is one of the most important elements of a soldiers personal protection. Itoffers protection from ballistic threats like small-arms fire and fragments from improvisedexplosive devices," Mr Snowdon said. "The ballistic plate inserted into body armour is madefrom an advanced ceramic material that is incredibly strong for its weight. The stronger andlighter the ballistic plate, the better protection it provides to our soldiers."Improved sensors for situational awareness and soldier protection will be key themes atSoldier Technology 2011 Conference and Exhibition at Olympia Conference Centre, 7th -10th June.To find out more visit www.SoldierTechnology.com,email soldiertechnology@wbr.co.uk or call +44 (0) 20 7368 9465.soldier modernisation, lightweight soldier equipment, lightening the load, reducing the soldiers burden, soldier systems, modern soldier equipment, defence, military, US Army, UK MoD, FELIN, IdZ, IMESSTags:defence,felin,idz,imess,"lightening the load","lightweight soldier equipment",military,"modern soldier equipment","reducing the soldiers burden","soldier modernisation","soldier systems","uk mod","us army"Category: Technology, Aerospace & defence and other ones that you think are relevant.

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