Annex A. Science And Technology Objectives (STOs)
Army Science and Technology Master Plan (ASTMP 1997)

III.I.04. Force XXI Land Warrior (FXXI LW). By FY98, perform an Early User Test (EUT) to validate the improvements of advanced component technologies for the Land Warrior (LW) system. The FXXI LW will demonstrate the improved individual and small unit operational effectiveness afforded by the modular integration of advanced components onto the Land Warrior platform. The FXXI LW program will also perform risk reduction efforts in support of the Land Warrior program to ensure timely fielding of the LW system. Technologies to be pursued include: lighter weight helmet materials and designs, modeling and simulation, wireless weapon and sensor interfaces, integrated sight, enhanced navigation, packet relay protocols for soldier radios, system voice control, combat ID functions, helmet mounted display upgrades, handheld color displays, head orientation sensor. In addition to these technologies, integration of 21st Century Land Warrior components onto the LW platform will also be accomplished for the EUT. By FY00 revolutionary upgrades to the LW system will also be performed. These technologies include electronically coupled indirect night vision, digital image processing, optimized computer architecture concepts, and interfaces to future infantry systems such as the Objective Individual Combat Weapon (OICW).

Supports: Land Warrior, PM-Soldier, U.S. Marine Corps, DARPA and SOCOM, Advanced Development: RJS1/63747/D603-Enhanced Land Warrior, Engineering Development: RJS1/64713/D667-Enhanced Land Warrior; DBS, EELS, BC Battle Labs.

Patrick Snow Bill Brower Richard Wright
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