By http://www.amc.army.milMarch 21, 2007
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - The U.S. Army Materiel Command will showcase key initiatives and equipment supporting Warfighters in the Global War on Terrorism at the Association of the U.S. Army Winter Symposium March 7 through 9 in the Broward County Convention Center, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
AMC's exhibit, located in booth # 1426, will feature some of the following:
Future Force Warrior (FFW) - The FFW program works in conjunction with the Future Combat System program to develop the next generation of Soldier in conjunction with the next generation of vehicle platforms. The FFW program also works collaboratively with other Army commands and industry to address current and future needs for the Soldier so that technology is developed and inserted to enable and protect the Soldier while participating in a range of war and peacetime missions. A FFW demonstrator will be on-hand to show the capability and functionality of the system.
Gunners Protection Kit - The newest Gunner's Protection Kit was designed to protect Soldiers on the top of any version of HMMWV that is equipped with a gunner's turret and machine gun. It features protective glass that allows the gunner to remain fully engaged during a fire fight.
CUGR Robot - For the first time ever, warfighters will be able to conduct sampling and detection of contaminated surfaces while traveling at high rates of speed or remotely by robot. The Chemical Biological Radiological Unmanned Ground Reconnaissance (CUGR) robot will demonstrate the scientific breakthrough and engineering design that has led to this capability getting into the hands of the warfighter far more quickly than is typical for new technology.
Portable Power Sources - Display will include research and development advances in the fuel cell area (methanol fuel cell, direct methanol fuel cell, and solid oxide fuel cell), smart battery technology, a flexible solar panel/ rechargeable battery hybrid system and an auxiliary power unit which allows power to C4ISR systems using vehicular power.
Leadership and subject matter experts will also be available for interviews.