Fischer Connectors’ Defence Solutions Help Connected Soldiers Make Better Decisions Faster
Soldier modernisation programs take on new urgency as funding priorities shift and operational demands increase. Fischer Connectors is laser-focused on the challenges posed by resource constraints and changing operational environments. Its defense connectivity solutions offer new capabilities and innovative, economical approaches to help soldiers and commanders at every level make better decisions faster – when observing, orienting, deciding and acting (OODA) in unforgiving operational environments.
Today’s modernisation efforts are increasingly focused on optimising the ability of individual soldiers and small units to share and process information using advanced digital technology. The digital “revolution in military affairs” is happening as four key technologies have matured: artificial intelligence, augmented reality, miniaturised inexpensive sensors and efficient wearable power supplies. These four critical technologies create unprecedented demands for connections capable of handling massive amounts of data with minimal power and weight.
The four revolutionary technologies are evident in the US Army’s Integrated Visual Augmentation System (IVAS), recently approved for production. IVAS needs all four technologies to deliver its full capability, and the rush is on for effective, modular solutions to complement the massive latent capability of this new system. In the US, Army acquisition authorities are searching for soldier modernisation solutions including “body-worn systems, hand-held devices, smart lightweight electronic components and information processing to increase soldier manoeuvrability and protection through on-soldier sensing, remote sensing and knowledge management.”