Soldier modernization programs seem to be alive and well.
Harris’s Falcon Fighter Soldier System made its debut at IDEX 2011 announcing a 500 unit sale to an undisclosed Asian country.
The system is designed around the Harris line of secure radios and one would reasonably expect that. Harris goes one step further by using open standards, which embrace a number of “legacy” sensors allowing them to interface with the system.
One of the challenges faced by the surveillance sector is how to integrate analog devices already in place into the digital framework so that data and control can be networked efficiently. The Falcon Fighter includes an onboard computer and processor that compresses and wraps the data stream in an IP compliant protocol, which can then be readily networked.
 Look for a scaled down version at Toys R Us this fall.
l want a full expalaination on situational awareness equipment and its function.Tq.
Col Patma thank you. I plan on covering sensors, tagging and tracking, and other doodads as part of my JTRS articles. I’ll also talk at a high level on data management tools or products that roll up into situational awareness.
The grand plan for JTRS is to have a communications platform that provides routing of both voice and data supporting two IP stacks IP V6 and IP V4. The radio will become a router / multiplexed. Take a look at the executive cartoon I put together for you.
Dear Twobirdsflyingpub, Thank you for the info.
Col Patma stay tuned – more to come.