So far, Nett Warrior has fielded/issued equipment to two Infantry Brigade Combat Teams using
"We are extremely satisfied with the service Team Tobyhanna has provided," Speight said. "We're looking forward to the continued partnership as the program moves forward."
Nett Warrior provides leaders advanced navigation and information sharing capabilities to aid them in making faster and more accurate decisions on the battlefield. Soldiers are able to see graphic displays of their location, the location of their fellow Soldiers, and the location of known enemies on a digital geo-referenced map image.
"The commercial-off-the-shelf phones are loaded with custom software that takes advantage of existing technology to meet our needs," said Lt. Col.
"As the program develops, new apps will be added for all kinds of functions," he added. "For example, it would be a valuable tool to have access to facial recognition to help identify a person or gather intelligence information in the form of photos of people, places, or things."
"Users no longer have to wait to load all the software in the field. We're doing it here," Namlick said.
Nett Warrior is connected to a combat network through a AN/PRC-154 Rifleman Radio, which acts like a computer modem, sending and receiving information from one system to another.
The radio delivers networking connectivity to the frontline Soldier in a lightweight, ruggedized, body-worn device, according to
The radio is the "modem" that makes the Nett Warrior smart technology work, according to
Molding defects on the Nett Warrior extension cables presented a challenge in the beginning, according to
In 2010, the Ground Soldier System was renamed Nett Warrior Program. The
The Nett Warrior Program -- named after Medal of Honor recipient Col.
NIEs are semi-annual exercises used to conduct operational tests and evaluations of equipment in realistic mission environments designed to measure network performance at all levels.
"It's exciting to be part of this new program," said
Tobyhanna Army Depot is the
About 3,500 personnel are employed at
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