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Future soldier technology demonstrated

7th November 2016 - 12:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


SEA – a Cohort company – has carried out demonstrations of new technologies for the UK’s Delivering Dismounted Effect (DDE) Research project, the company announced on 3 November.

SEA is prime contractor for the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory’s (DSTL’s) DDE project, developing new systems as part of a team that aim to ‘revolutionise’ the way British armed forces operate in combat. 

The new systems include technologies for weapons, helmets, torso protection and night vision systems using each element as a separate weapons platform. 

The DDE research focused on investigating the technical feasibility, benefits and costs associated with integrating power and data onto the weapon and helmet. All the systems have been designed to meet the challenges faced by an adaptable and flexible force dealing with evolving threats.

According to SEA, it is expected that the systems will be part of the equipment and design of the future soldier, and will also inform work on the lethality-related implications of females operating in ground combat roles.

The research was displayed at a special event at the Infantry Trials and Development Unit in Warminster.

Stephen Hill, managing director, SEA, said: ‘We are proud to have led this vital research project which will bolster the operational effectiveness of the next generation of soldiers. 

‘There is tremendous potential to increase the capability of weapons and equipment while at the same time improving data sharing and situational awareness between combat forces and their partners. The DDE project will provide a step change in the way our forces approach future combat situations.’

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