Battlefield network may give soldiers in Stryker combat vehicles to see enemy positions before exiting

Aug. 6, 2021
The Army equipped several infantry brigades with tactical network tools that increase situational awareness and enhance battlefield communications.

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. – In the future, soldiers sealed inside Stryker armored combat vehicles will learn the locations of enemy soldiers before exiting the vehicle. C4ISRnet reports. Continue reading original article

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6 Aug. 2021 -- Soldiers ready to charge out of their Strykers will be able to watch on a screen the virtual pins dropped by other soldiers on mobile devices strapped to their chests.

Army experts demonstrated this battlefield network capability in June during a demonstration at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. The Stryker teams entered the fight and traversed the battlefield to a mock enemy weapons cache while their locations, in turn, pinged to soldiers and vehicles across the Stryker brigade.

This is the Army’s battlefield network of the future for Stryker brigades. No longer must soldiers scan the battlefield after the hatch falls to find the enemy; new tactical network tools will show enemy positions to soldiers still inside a Stryker.

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