U.S. Special Operations Command considers smart-soldier equipment to outfit warfighters of the future

June 4, 2020
Goal is to give operators the same capability they have with commercial smart phones in the U.S. while they are operating anywhere in the world.

MacDILL AIR FORCE BASE – U.S. Special Operations Command wants to equip small teams of operators with advanced smart-soldier gear to stay connected with intelligence assets anywhere in the world -- even if they have to tap into commercial phone networks. Military.com reports. Continue reading original article

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

4 June -- The Hyper Enabled Operator program is designed to combine existing communications and data analytics technology into a tactical system that allows isolated special operations teams to gather and analyze battlefield intelligence to help them make decisions faster than ever before.

The U.S. Army has developed smart-soldier equipment such as Nett Warrior, a smart phone-based system that plugs into a tactical network to give small-unit leaders access to drone feeds and other battlefield sensors.

The Hyper Enabled Operator system is being designed for units such as Special Forces teams that work with partner nations to build their internal defense, as well as communications during unconventional warfare operations in extremely remote areas of the world.

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John Keller, chief editor
Military & Aerospace Electronics

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