Pentagon's $145 billion "Future Combat System" sees the soldier of the future as a link in a communications network.
The networked soldier
The Pentagon's $145 billion Future Combat Systems program envisions the soldier of the future as a link in a communications network that relies on coordinating high-tech devices, instead of hand-to-hand combat. This recruiting poster puts out the call.
The Army's "land warrior" uniform design includes voice, menu and alphanumeric inputs and audio, video, graphic and map outputs. The lightweight uniform is meant to provide protection against small-arms fire and chemical or biological attacks.