Tag: U.S. Army Futures Command

Self-Powered Devices Will Be a Game-Changer for Future Warfighters

Imagine if you could wrap a small, thin piece of transparent material around any surface and it would charge electronic devices such as your phone or laptop. Thanks to Army researchers, this idea could be a reality for future warfighters in combat. Continue reading “Self-Powered Devices Will Be a Game-Changer for Future Warfighters”

New Year, New Wearable Tech: U.S. Army Developing Authentication Tokens

The U.S. Army Futures Command, or AFC, is developing wearable identity authentication and authorization technologies that will enable Soldiers to securely access network-based capabilities while operating on the move in contested, threat-based environments. Continue reading “New Year, New Wearable Tech: U.S. Army Developing Authentication Tokens”

Biologists Develop Rad Plan to Test Protective Suits

Necessity is the mother of invention. When the U.S. Army Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) School’s Joint Experimentation and Analysis Division (JEAD) needed to find a way to get more mileage out of the expensive protective suits worn by Army civil support teams in radiological environments, they looked for answers from what seemed like a peculiar source – a team of biologists in the Utah desert. Continue reading “Biologists Develop Rad Plan to Test Protective Suits”

U.S. Army Soldiers Test New Battlefield Smoke Generating System

U.S. Army soldiers recently finished the final phases of testing a new battlefield smoke-producing system to conceal units during combat at Fort Carson, Colorado. Continue reading “U.S. Army Soldiers Test New Battlefield Smoke Generating System”

U.S. Army Futures Enhances Small-Arms Weapons Through Optimized Power Sources

The U.S. Army Futures Command, or AFC, is helping to make Soldiers more lethal and agile by developing a centralized power source for the targeting technologies on small-arms weapons. Continue reading “U.S. Army Futures Enhances Small-Arms Weapons Through Optimized Power Sources”

U.S. Army Boosts Soldier Battery Power for Greater Lethality, Mobility

The U.S. Army Futures Command, or AFC, is helping to increase Soldier lethality and survivability through the research and development of lighter batteries with more power and extended runtimes. Continue reading “U.S. Army Boosts Soldier Battery Power for Greater Lethality, Mobility”