Product ManagerSoldier Warrior (PM SWAR)

PM SWAR supports Soldiers through the acquisition of integrated Soldier systems. PM SWAR product managers develop and integrate components into complete systems designed to increase Soldiers' situational awareness and combat effectiveness, decrease combat load, and improve mission flexibility.

Product Manager Ground Soldier Systems (PdM GSS)

Product Manager Ground Soldier Systems (PdM GSS) provides unprecedented situational awareness (SA) and battle command to dismounted Soldiers through the Nett Warrior (NW) system. It allows for faster and more accurate decisions in the tactical fight. With advanced navigation, SA and information-sharing capabilities, fratricide is reduced and lethality and accomplishment of the combat mission is increased. The NW program focuses on the fielding and continual improvements to this SA system, which can graphically display the locations and other information. NW connects through a secure radio to send and receive information from one NW to another and connecting dismounted Soldiers to the network. Connected to higher echelon data and information products assists in decision making, situational understanding, and allows engagement in the method that best suits the user and the particular mission. NW optimizes and integrates future Soldier capabilities while reducing the Soldier's combat load and logistical footprint by carrying a single device with multiple applications.

Project Director Soldier Systems and Integration (PD SS&I)

Project Director SS&I provides cross-product Soldier hardware systems integration support to enable the PEO at the enterprise level to visualize, understand, and deliberately evolve the Soldier system into a mission-tailorable set of capability modules that function as a seamless, integrated suite and to memorialize the results of a deliberate, collaborative Systems Engineering process. Project Director SS&I oversees the Tactical Communication and Protective System (TCAPS) program, the Soldier Power program, the Warrior Integration Site (WinSite), and administers the Soldier Enhancement Program (SEP) on behalf of PEO Soldier.

Product Manager Air Warrior (PdM AW)

PM AW integrates all aviation life support and mission equipment into an ensemble that improves the combat effectiveness of the Army aircrew member. This system leverages several Joint service technology efforts to create a modular system that increases situational awareness and freedom of movement at the flight controls, enhances mobility to safely operate aircraft systems, reduces physiological stress, facilitates aircraft entry and exit, and provides survival gear in the event that an aircraft goes down over land or water.

Air Soldier System

MISSION

Reduce the bulk and weight of Army aircrew mission equipment, and improve their situational awareness and safety in Degraded Visual Environments.
Building on the legacy Air Warrior (AW) capabilities, the Air Soldier System improves aviator cockpit compatibility, improves aircrew mission effectiveness, and increases situational awareness to include when operating in a Degraded Visual Environment (DVE).
Air Soldier System reduces the bulk and weight borne by the aviation Soldier by combining individual equipment components and functions, and through redesigned protective mission equipment including body armor, chem/bio, and overwater protective garments. A modified aircrew flight helmet and a new day/night helmet-mounted display with enhanced symbology and head tracking will increase aviator situational awareness to reduce or prevent aircraft mishaps in a DVE.


Air Soldier System capabilities include:

  • Aircraft integration -- design, integrate, qualify aircraft space and power components.
  • Common Helmet Mounted Display (CHMD) -- a day/night, wide field of view color digital display for UH-60 and CH-47 aviators.
  • Integrated Line-of-Sight Head Tracking -- enhances aviator situational awareness and enables 3D conformal symbology.
  • 3D conformal symbology -- improve aviator situational awareness to reduce aircraft mishaps.
  • Integrated Mission Display Module/Soldier Computer Module (MDM/SCM) -- UH-60L cockpit display replaces current AW Electronic Data Manager (EDM).
  • Layered Clothing Ensemble -- integrates with current AW gear carrier, and reduces bulk and weight.
  • Environmental Control Vest -- reduces bulk/weight of current cooling vest.
  • Lightweight Joint Protective Air Crew Ensemble (L-JPACE) -- reduces chemical / biological protective garment bulk.
  • Lightweight Immersion Suit for Aviation (LISA) -- improves cold water immersion protection and reduces bulk.
  • Soft Armor Ballistic Insert -- reduces current AW armor bulk, maintains equivalent protection of the Improved Outer Tactical Vest (IOTV) body armor.
  • Optimized 72-hour survival items -- standardized, integrated aircrew survival equipment.

Pre-Planned Product Improvement (P3I) provides:

  • Aircrew Combat Ensemble (ACE) replaces the legacy AW Personal Survival Gear Carrier. This will reduce weight and bulk, integrate the Soldier Protection System (SPS) modular ballistic protection system, and enhance compatibility and stowage/interface provisions for current and future clothing and individual equipment. The objective is to reduce the bulk and weight by 35 percent as compared to the equivalent components and capabilities of the legacy AW ensemble.
  • Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) replaces paper DoD Flight Information Publications for aircrews.

PROGRAM STATUS

1QFY12: Program entered the Engineering and Manufacturing Development phase at Milestone B.


PROJECTED ACTIVITIES

2QFY18: Entry into the Production and Deployment Phase at Milestone C/Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP)
3QFY18: Full Rate Production (FRP) decision
3QFY19: Initial Operational Capability


Mission

Develop, integrate, acquire, field, and sustain Air and Ground Soldier systems that connect the Soldier to the network and provide capability improvements in battle command, situational awareness, soldier power, mobile handheld computing standards, systems integration, survivability, mobility, and sustainment.

PEO Soldier PM SWAR Portfolio

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Page last updated on October 29, 2013