AMC to showcase Future Soldier 2030, other high-tech equipment at the AUSA winter meeting
February 20, 2009
<b>AMC exhibit booth</b>
During this year's Association of the United States Army Winter Symposium and Exposition being conducted at the Broward County Convention Center Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Feb. 25-27, the U.S. Army and its industry partners will showcase a host of new technologies that has and/or will have an impact on today's warfighter and our future force. One such technology is the Future Soldier 2030.
The Future Soldier 2030 initiative is a concept of what the Soldier could look like and the capabilities needed to perform full spectrum operations in the year 2030. The initiative is meant to ignite the imagination and spark discussion across the Army as to how current and emerging research will culminate on the Soldier. A Soldier wearing the Future Soldier 2030 equipment shows how those advances in technology will enable the most capable Soldier ever seen in battle.
The RIPSAW MS-1, an Unmanned Ground Battle Drone, will also be on display. The RIPSAW MS-1 performs missions remotely and engages with the enemy without putting Soldiers in danger. The RIPSAW is fast and rugged enough to maneuver on any terrain in numerous operational environments. It performs in a variety of mission types, to include but not limited to, force protection, convoy support, perimeter defense, surveillance, rescue, border patrol, crowd control and explosive ordnance missions.
The AMC exhibit will also include a HMMWV Model with Rhino Kit, photonopticon technology, reengineered and "redesigned" helmet bracket, demonstration of new hand grenade safety clip, and samples of new Meals, Ready-to-Eat; First Strike rations; unitized group rations; and food and hydration technologies to benefit the warfighter in the field.
The list above comprises only a few of the varying technological advancements on display at the U.S. Army Materiel Command's exhibit booth (# 1523).
Open discussion forums will also take place to provide the media access to the top military leadership and captains of industry. During these sessions, participants will be available for challenging questions from the audience.
Aca,!Ac Gary Blohm, Communications Electronics, Research, Development and Engineering Center director, will moderate a panel on "Fostering Innovation through Partnerships" on Feb. 25 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the ballroom. Dr. Grace M. Bochenek, U.S. Army Tank-Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center director; Dr. Joseph A. Lannon, U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center director; and Dr. John M. Pellegrino, Sensors and Electron Devices Directorate, U.S. Army Research Laboratory director will also be on the panel.
Aca,!Ac On Feb. 26 from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. in the ballroom, Lt. Gen. James H. Pillsbury, AMCAca,!a,,cs deputy commanding general, will lead a talk on the Aca,!A"U.S. Army Materiel CommandAca,!a,,cs Perspective.Aca,!A?
Aca,!Ac From 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in the ballroom on Feb. 26, Lt. Gen. James H. Pillsbury, AMCAca,!a,,cs deputy commanding general, will lead a panel discussion on Aca,!A"Resetting the Force.Aca,!A? Other members on the panel includes: James C. Dwyer, AMC G3/5 Support Operations deputy director; Maj. Gen. Scott G. West, TACOM LCMC commanding general; Maj. Gen. David D. Halverson, Force Development Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G8 director; and Brig. Gen. William T. Crosby, Program Executive Officer-Aviation deputy director. A media opportunity will immediately follow in the Convention Center press room (Room #318) from 12:15 to 12:40 p.m.
For more information on AMC, please visit our Web site at www.amc.army.mil.
For further information, please contact Diana Dawa at (703) 855-8321 or Beth Clemons at (501) 269-3348.