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ihs.com FEATURES,UnitedStates DatePosted:17- 2015 Mar- Jane'sDefenceWeekly displaysystemsfordismountedsoldiers mounted

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FEATURES,UnitedStates

DatePosted:17-

2015 Mar-

Jane'sDefenceWeekly

displaysystemsfordismountedsoldiers

mounted HUDsforthegrunts:head-

Followingthedevelopmentofadigitised,helmet-

soldiers,spearheadedbytheUSArmy,reportsAndrewWhite

LightningIIJointStrikeFighter,suchtechnologyisbeingappliedfordismounted

mounteddisplaysystemfortheF-

35

unmannedsystemsbecausetheyseeafutureinthismarket,"oneindustrysourcetoldIHSJane's

concernedaboutHMDtechnology'sfuture."Googleremainsattheforefrontofdevelopmentof

However,thecessationofGoogleGlassmanufacturinghasleftsomeindustryobservers

mountedGPSandotherC4ISTARsystems. restrictedtohandheldandvehicle-

MilitaryexpertshavesinceconsideredincorporatingintoanHMDcapabilitiestraditionally

mounteddisplays(HMDs)tonavigatetoadropzone. head-

relevancewasobviousfromitslaunchin2013,whenskydiversataneventusedGoogleGlass

AlthoughGooglewasunabletocommentonthetechnology'spotentialmilitaryapplications,its

experimentationphase. wouldremaincommittedtofuturedevelopmentofthetechnologythroughits'ProjectGlass' announceditwouldstopproducing'GoogleGlass'prototypes.However,thecompanyinsistedit

On15JanuarycommercialtechnologydevelopmentleaderandSiliconValleygiantGoogle

London

AndrewWhite

platforms,weneedweaponsystems,cybertools,handhelddevicesand,yes,evencoolwearable

"We'vegotabigshoppinglist,"hesaid,usingGoogleGlassasateleprompter."Weneed

Diegoin2014toannouncehowthenavycouldsomedayusethetechnology.

HarryHarrisworetheglassesattheAFCEAWesternConferenceandExposition(WEST)inSan

ThesystemwassopopularwithintheUSDepartmentofDefense(DoD)thatUSNavyAdmiral

year,theplatformrespondstovoicecommandsaswellasafingercontrollerormouse.

Availablein2013asaprototypeforUSD1,500perunit,thentothegeneralpublicthefollowing

andinternetdownloads.

motionvideoaswellascommunications 'apps'-fornavigation,messaging,stillimagery,andfull-

freeformat.Anoperatorcouldusethesameapplications-or smartphoneinformationinahands-

GoogleGlasswaslaunchedasanopticalwearablecomputerthatenableduserstoview

Glass?"

."SowhatdoesthistellthemarketwhentheyareseentoberetractingthemselvesfromGoogle

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ihs.com ionbatteries. sensors;and1300mAHlithium-

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ionbatteries. sensors;and1300mAHlithium-

accelerometer,gyroscope,magnetometer,altitudesensor,andambientlightandhumidity

autofocuscameraat60fps;swappablelensesincludingphotochromic,clear,andtinted;

coreprocessorwith64GBstorage;720p AndroidKitKat;QualcommSnapdragon2.7GHzquad-

802.11acglobalnavigationsatellitesystem(GNSS)receiver;CustomReticleOSframeworkand

availablein2015forUSD5,000perunit.The'augmentedreality'glassesincludeaBluetooth4.0

6SGlasses,whicharetobemade TheODGfamily'slatestHMDdevelopmentmodelsincludetheR-

feedsfromGrayEagleunmannedaerialvehicles(UAVs).

motionvideo 6Glasssystemstoreceivelivefull- education.IntheseeventsthearmyhasusedX-

capabilitiestoprovidethearmywithdoctrine,organisation,training,materiel,leadership,and

network,andotherdevelopmentalandemerging exercises,whichaimtointegratenetwork,non-

GlassessolutionshavebeenwornduringtheUSArmy'sNetworkIntegrationEvaluation(NIE)

basedOsterhoutDesignGroup(ODG).Inrecentyearsthecompany'sX- Francisco-

OnecompanyevolvinganHMDsolutionfortheSOFcommunityaswellastheUSArmyisSan

forces(SOF)domainandotherspecialisedmilitaryroles.

theairbornecommunityandthefieldisalsomakinginterestingprogressinthespecialoperations

DisplaySystem(HMDS)byRockwellCollinsandElbitSystems,theHMDmarketremainsstrongin

35JointStrikeFighter'sHelmetMounted DespiterecentbumpsinthedevelopmentoftheF-

SOFapplications

mayonlymeetoneortwoofthoserequirementstoday,butit'sgottomeetthemalltomorrow."

gottobesecure,andit'sgottobeaffordable.WearablecomputersliketheoneI'mwearingtoday

better,weneedtechnologythatisresilientandreliablewhetherwe'reashoreoratsea,andit's

"Interestedbutsceptical,becausenotonlydoweneedtechnologythatallowsustodoourjobs

opticaldevicesliketheoneI'mwearing.Ifitmakesusbetterwarfighters,we'reinterested.

5andX-

6

5andX- 6 offereduptospecialforcesandintelligenceagencies.(ODG)

offereduptospecialforcesandintelligenceagencies.(ODG)

6Svariantisbeing 6GlasseswiththeUSArmy,butthelatestR- ODGhasalreadytesteditsX-

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referencingoffriendlyandenemyforces. capabilitiesandgeo-

timeimages,whileprovidingcommunications intelligenceandotherdatamapsoverreal-

definitionvideoandoverlaygeo- weigh156gandallowtheiroperatortodisplayandrecordhigh-

6SGlasses Housedinapairofglassesthatresemblestypicalsunglassesatabeachresort,theR-

wirelessfingercontroller.

60fps;magneticstereoaudioportsthataccommodateearbudswithdigitalmicrophones;anda

adjustablenosebridgewithmulti-

Thedesignalsoincludes:removableearhorns;amagneticchargingportwithUSBon-

go;an the-

throughdisplaysat sizepads;dual720p16:9stereoscopicsee-

the- throughdisplaysat sizepads;dual720p16:9stereoscopicsee-

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ihs.com mountedC4ISTAR Helmet- suchintelligence.

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mountedC4ISTAR Helmet-

suchintelligence.

intheformofaregularpairofsunglasses,wouldaddhugevaluetopersonneldeployedtogather

capability,whichhasbeenlackingduringcampaigns,especiallyinAfghanistan.AnytypeofHMD,

Coalitionforceshavebeenunableand,insomecases,unwillingtounderstandthisparticular

humanterrain.

unitsintourbanandlittoralareastogenerateandgatherasmuchinformationaspossibleonthe

couldhaveutilityinmorecovertroles,withSOFteamsandintelligenceagenciesdeployingsmall

kineticoperationsinAfghanistan,Iraq,andelsewhere,suchtechnologyinasmallerformfactor

Inlinewiththechangingcontemporaryoperatingenvironment(COE)followingoveradecadeof

12hours.

usage,currentmodelscanperformonasinglechargefrombetweenoneandtwohourstoupto

However,headmittedthatonemainconcerncurrentlyappearstobebatterylife.Dependingon

perfectlysuitedtothemoderntempoofoperations,hesaid.

modules.Theoperatorwouldcliponamissionsetaspertasking,providingaflexiblecapability

device(CIED),biometricsdata,opensourceintelligence(OSINT),andBlueForceTracking(BFT)

improvisedexplosive chemical,biological,radiological,nuclear,andexplosive(CBRNE),counter-

Unabletogointospecificsduetooperationalsecurityconcerns,Osterhoutsaidtheseriesincluded

6SGlassesplatform. thereforedesignedaseriesofmodulesthatcanbeclippedontothebaseR-

Osterhoutisawareofcapabilitygapsandrequirementsintheircurrentinventory.ODGhas

WithalonghistoryindesigninganddevelopingtechnologyforSOFandintelligenceagencies,

However,ODGfounderRalphOsterhouttoldIHSJane'sthatthiswasjustthetipoftheiceberg.

technology,aswellasC4ISTARsystemsintegratedintoanHMDandballistichelmet.

cooling generationbodysuitencompassingarmour,anexoskeleton,acentralbattery,andbody-

currentlyinthesecondyearofitsTacticalLightAssaultOperatorSystem(TALOS)effort:anext-

ThistechnologywillalsointeresttheUSSpecialOperationsCommand(USSOCOM),whichis

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ihs.com encompassingballistichelmet.(RevisionMilitary) TheUSSOCOMTALOSeffortwillrelyuponamatureC4ISTARHMDhousedinanall-

ihs.com

ihs.com encompassingballistichelmet.(RevisionMilitary) TheUSSOCOMTALOSeffortwillrelyuponamatureC4ISTARHMDhousedinanall-

encompassingballistichelmet.(RevisionMilitary)

TheUSSOCOMTALOSeffortwillrelyuponamatureC4ISTARHMDhousedinanall-

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suchhelmets.

injuriesandallowintegrationofa360°HMDtocounterthetunnelvisionnormallyassociatedwith

operatorwouldwear.Suchtechnologywouldprovidemaximumprotectionagainstmaxillofacial

Aninterestingaspectofthisprogrammeistheall-

operatingcapabilityby2017.

compoundsinIraq,Afghanistan,andelsewhereoverrecentyears.Itaimstoproveaninitial

combatthe'fatalfunnel'ofenemysmallarmsfirefacedbyoperatorsstormingbuildingsand

yearprogrammeinitiatedbyformerUSSOCOMbossAdmiralBillMcRavento TALOSisafive-

typehelmetthe encompassing,motorcycle-

TALOSisafive- typehelmetthe encompassing,motorcycle-

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ihs.com firedemonstrations. year,comprises18monthsoflive-

ihs.com

firedemonstrations. year,comprises18monthsoflive-

involvedinthePersistentCloseAirSupport(PCAS)programme.Itsthirdphase,whichbeganlast

TheUSDefenseAdvancedResearchProjectAgency(DARPA),Raytheon,andRockwellCollinsare

forwardaircontroller(FAC)market,wheresimilarupliftsintechnologydemandsareunderway.

InterestinHMDtechnologyisalsorisingwithinthejointterminalattackcontroller(JTAC)or

Closeairsupport

developmentofHMDandintegratedC4ISTARpayloads.

criticalelementoftheprogrammeforUSSOCOMtoconsiderasitmovesforwardwithany

happensifyourbatteryrunsoutorifanyoftheintegratedsensorsfailtofunction?"Thiswillbea

whichcouldalsoencouragetunnelvisionduringanoperation.Asoneoperatorputit,"What

SourceswithinNATO'sSOFcommunityhaveexpressedconcernsaboutsucha'stovepipe'system,

situationalawareness. involvestheergonomicsofwearingan'encapsulatedsuit'andhelmetthatcouldactuallyreduce

However,theTALOSeffortandintegratingC4ISTARtechnologyonboardanytypeofHMD

thingonyourheadanymore".

headandhelmet],butfloatsontopoftheheadandyoudon'thavethatmentaldrainofa7lb

RevisionMilitary'sBrianDowlingsaidthisallowsfor"fullarticulationandrangeofmotion[ofthe

theshouldersofanexoskeleton.

(VLOS):acurvedbrackettransferringtheloadoftheballistichelmetandassociatedsensorsonto

thiscapabilityrestrictionhasbeenaddressedbyRevisionMilitary'sVerticalLoadOffsetSystem

However,integratingsomanysensorsaddsuptoasubstantialweight.FortheTALOSprogramme

GPS,andsmartphoneandlaptoptechnology.

visionsystems, IHSJane'sthatrequirementscalledforintegrationofnetworkedradios,night-

ballistichelmetprovideablankcanvasforintegratingC4ISTARpayloads.USSOCOMsourcestold

islikelytofigureheavilyovertheprogramme'sremainingfewyears.Thefirstiterationsofthe

Theprogramme'sfirstyearhasfocusedontheexoskeleton,althoughC4ISTARsensorintegration

userdeviceforDARPA's

userdeviceforDARPA's RaytheonandRockwellCollinsareconsideringHMDoptionsasanend-

RaytheonandRockwellCollinsareconsideringHMDoptionsasanend-

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ihs.com PCASeffort.(USDARPA) 1631227 batteriesandhasabatterylifeofaboutsixhours.

ihs.com

PCASeffort.(USDARPA)

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batteriesandhasabatterylifeofaboutsixhours.

video,andWAV,MP3,AACandDolbyDigitalPlusinaudio.TheBT-

memoryof8GB.ThisallowsthetechnologytosupportfileformatsincludingMP5andMPEG2in

goconnectivitywith1.2Ghzdualcorecomputerprocessor;plus1GBofRAMandinternal the- on-

TheglassesincludeGPS,acompass,agyroscope,anaccelerometer,andamicrophone;USB2.0

facingcameraandmotiontracker.

size,the'lightweight'glassesareBluetoothandAndroidcapable,whilealsocomprisingafront-

canprojectinformationintothesurroundingsofa(23°)fieldofview(FOV).WithX2virtualscreen

AspokespersonforthecompanyexplainedtoIHSJane'sthateachlenshasitsowndisplaythat

manufacturing,andmedicalcommunities.

comprisesabinocularandtransparentpairofsmartglassesoriginallydesignedforentertainment,

200product 6SGlassesbeingofferedbyODG.TheBT- eyewear,whichissimilartotheR-

reality Meanwhile,JapanesecompanyEpsonhasmadeavailableits'Moverio'seriesofaugmented-

Augmentedreality

collaboration. cross-

enabledJTACs.Thesetwoflagshipprogrammeshavepotentialfor somekindofHMDforPCAS-

takeplace,suchtechnologycouldbeeasilyintegratedwiththeTALOSprogrammetodevelop

However,sourceswithinUSSOCOMinformedIHSJane'sthat,althoughthishadyettoofficially

toexecutingthetask.

deviceintheformofatablettoidentifythreatsandselectCASaircraftandmunitionsbestsuited

user groundkitsituatedwithaJTAC,comprisingahandheldlasertargetdesignatorandend-

10ThunderboltIIaircraftandconnectivitydowntoaPCAS Currently,testingisfocusedontheA-

appropriateordnancetodestroythattarget.

smartphone,orHMD;selectingappropriate'jointfires'platforms;andselectingthemost

shortenthekillchaintothreeeasysteps:sendingtargetlocationinformationviatablet,

whomightbecallingthesein,"onesourceexplained.Thesourcehighlightedrequirementsto

precisioncloseairsupportmissionsandallowingforgreatercapabilityandflexibilitytotheJTACs

"Whatwearewitnessingisdemandformoresimpleuserinterfacesinordertobestexecute

techniques,andprocedures(TTPs)overthenextdecadeorso.

generatinga'moremobileenvironment'.Sourcesexpecttoseedramaticchangesintactics,

SourceswithinRockwellCollinssaidtheJTACcommunityhasbecomeincreasinglyfocusedon

friendlyfire."

guidedweaponsforeachtargetwhileminimisingcollateraldamageand selectthebestprecision-

quicklyandpositivelyidentifymultipletargetssimultaneously.JTACsandaircrewswilljointly

awarenessandweaponssystemsdata,"hesaid."WithPCAS,soldiersonthebattlefieldcan

timesituational "PCASwillenablegroundtroops,JTACs,andcombataircrewstosharereal-

deliveringcriticalinformationtodecisionmakersmorequickly.

helpreducecloseairsupportresponsetimes"fromaslongasonehourtojustsixminutes"by

presidentforadvancedmissilesystemsTomBussingtoldIHSJane'sthatPCASwill Raytheonvice-

polymer 200isrunonlithium-

thatPCASwill Raytheonvice- polymer 200isrunonlithium-

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ihs.com Airbornecrossover themilitarymarket.

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Airbornecrossover

themilitarymarket.

additional124g.However,Epsonwasunavailabletocommentontheapplicationofthesystemin

worncontrollerweighingan Measuring170x185x32mm,theheadsetweighs88gwithawrist-

FighterHMDSprogramme.

35LightningIIJointStrike certainelementsofitstechnologybeingtransferredaspartoftheF-

wingassets,aswellas elements,despitebeingselectedasanairborneHUDsolutionforrotary-

Warriorhasyettoseeanytangibletractionindeploymentwithgroundforce However,Q-

workloadandenhancingthesituationawarenessofauser,"addedtheBAEspokesperson.

dimensionalbattlespace,permanentlydisplayedinasimplemanner,therebyreducingthe

"Completefullawarenessofallassets,friendorfoe,canbeidentifiedoveranentirethree-

worldsightpicture. targets,alloverlaidontoareal-

referencedpointsofinterest,andenemy Finally,navigationtoolscomprisewaypoints,geo-

Warriorscreen. UAVsandotherairborneorgroundISRplatformscanberelayedontotheQ-

coloursensorfeedsfrom worldimage,whilefull- registeredsymbologyoverareal- tooverlaygeo-

himorhertoconfirmandsharetargetacquisitioninformation.BFTintegrationwillallowtheuser

thebattlefieldandprovidingC4ISTARoverlaystoanoperator'ssightpicture,whilealsoallowing

Warriorisalsocapableofgatheringcommand- Q-

workinggrouplookingintothistechnology.

encompassingproducts:arequirementstressedbyaNATOSOF visionassociatedwithmoreall-

thenberetractedasandwhenrequired,providingrelieffortheoperatorandavoidingthetunnel

updisplay(HUD)can theOpsCoresolutioncurrentlyutilisedbymostSOFunitsglobally.Thehead-

servicecombathelmetsincluding andenemyforcesonthedisplay.Itcanalsobeattachedtoin-

Warriorincludes'highvisibility'ofabattlefieldsituationwithBFTidentifyingfriendly Specifically,Q-

surveillancesensors,"addedthespokesperson.

workload.Sensorfeedsallowtheusertoseeimageryfromunmannedvehiclesandother

waypoints,pointsofinterest,andtargetsarealldisplayed,overlaidontherealworld,reducing

andfriendlyforces,andtheco-

hostile, "Militaryoperationsrequirespecialcapabilities,suchastheidentificationofhostile,non-

awarenesstothedismountedsoldier,improvingmissionsuccesswithlowfatiguetothewearer.

capabilityonthebattlefieldatalowcost

servicehelmetsforincreased colour,lightweightdisplayclipseasilytoexistingin- "Thefull-

spokespersontoldIHSJane's.

weightoptionsbeingofferedupbyODGandEpson,acompany officeandthelighter-

ThisproductdiffersfromthefullyintegratedoptionbeingconsideredbytheTALOSprogramme

combatsituationawarenessandcapabilitiesatdayandnight".

Warriorwasdesignedtoaddressthe"uniqueneedsoftroopsontheground Q-

SightHMDforpilots,the Warriorsystem.Followingonfromthecompany'sQ- SystemswithitsQ-

AnothercompanymovingintotheHMDmarketoffthebackoftheairbornemarketisBAE

bydelivering

providingacriticalhead-

outsituation up,eyes-

WarriorHMD, ordinationofsmallunitactions.WiththeQ-

control(C2)andcommunicationsdatafrom and-

control(C2)andcommunicationsdatafrom and-

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ihs.com 35LightningIIHMDSisstate- TheF- of- arttechnologythatcouldprovetooexpensiveto the-

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ihs.com 35LightningIIHMDSisstate- TheF- of- arttechnologythatcouldprovetooexpensiveto the-

35LightningIIHMDSisstate- TheF-

of-

arttechnologythatcouldprovetooexpensiveto the-

integrateintoanHMDfordismountedtroops.(RockwellCollins)

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variantisunlikelytoincludealltechnologyassociatedwiththeairbornehelmet.

element aboutUSD600,000perunit,anyrealisticexpectationtoproduceanSOForground-

softwareintegrationonboardthefighteritselfatEdwardsAirForceBase,California.However,at

TestingbeganlastyearfollowingdeliveryoftheGenIIIHMDStoLockheedMartinaheadof

transferredintoSOFandgroundforcesystems.

However,thecurrentquestionforRockwellCollinsiswhetherthesametechnologycanbe

compatibilitywitheyeglassesandlasereyeprotectiondevices.

pupillarydistancesettings;videorecording;picture- KEAS;multipleinter-

visionsensor;anejectioncapabilityto550 boresighting;activenoisereduction;adigitalnight-

aircraftcapabilityviaDASimagery;high- through- FOV;look-

providedanoptimalsolutiontotheLockheedMartinprogrammeofficewithanHMDproviding40°

duringdevelopmentfortheJointStrikeFighterprogramme,thepairofcompanieshassince

35programme.Havingencounteredproblemssuchaslatencyissues theprimaryhelmetfortheF-

Finally,RockwellCollinsandElbitSystemsareconsideringfutureutilityoftheHMDSdesignedas

accuracytrackingwithauto-

picturecapability;and in-

centricoperationstobeexecuted. network-

futurewarfighterdeployingontothebattlefieldwithsuchacapability,enablingfargreater

Ifsuchmoves,asandwhentheyhappen,proveasuccess,itwouldnotbesurprisingtoseethe

intelligenceagencysectorsinsmallnumbers.

canexpecttoseethefirstevolutioninthiscapabilitycomingoutofthespecialoperationsand

However,pricepointswillpayahugepartinanydeploymentofsuchtechnology,sothemarket

airbornesolutionstotheSOFcommunityandwider,conventionalgroundforces.

environment,withahealthytransitionoftechnologycontinuingtocrossfrommoremature

ThefutureappearsbrightforHMDandHUDtechnologyinthedismounted OUTLOOK

OUTLOOK

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AndrewWhiteisaJDWCorrespondent,basedinLondon

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