By expanding line of sight, network-centric operations revolutionize the extent to which maintaining cognitive capabilities in each individual soldier or operator becomes critical to successful outcomes, an issue implicitly recognized as one of six essential components crucial for Objective Force Warrior
fielding in 2010.
Beyond LW-SI several iterations are planned with LW-Advanced Capability: the Objective Force Warrior
due to enter service in FY2010 under the aegis of a General Dynamics Eagle Enterprise.
The objective force warrior
program integrates thermal sensors, video cameras, and chemical and biological sensors within the helmet.
The Army's Objective Force Warrior
took a significant step toward reality with the selection of a lead technology integrator.
Among the Army's latest initiatives to modernize the force is the Objective Force Warrior
. With the recent selection of a contractor to manage this complex program, Army officials say they have reasons to be optimistic about the future of the OFW.
Dennis Birch, marketing programs coordinator for the Objective Force Warrior
technical program office at the Natick Soldier Center (Natick, MA), said improving situational awareness of the individual soldier, as well as his ability to communicate that awareness to other forces that can exploit the situation, is a primary goal.
FCS SE requirements must be cross-walked to those of the Objective Force warrior
, ensuring that individual soldier SE capability is present in the Objective Force.
The project is a cooperative venture among US Army Soldier Systems Center, the Objective Force Warrior
Technology Program Office at Ft.
THE OBJECTIVE FORCE WARRIOR
(OFW) Science and Technology (S&T) program got under way recently when two companies were selected as lead technology integrators (LTIs) for the concept development phase.
Future Combat Systems (FCS), representing changes to ground combat systems, and Objective Force Warrior
(OFW), representing changes for the dismounted warrior, are among the largest.
With their Land Warrior (LW) and Objective Force Warrior
(OFW) programmes the US Army seems to be going overboard in its efforts to produce its future Land Warrior within the next few years.
"My soldiers today can't handle those types of weapons as in the Land Warrior or Objective Force Warrior
. They have problems loading their weapons, [as is]," said Staff Sgt.