March 31, 2017

A more connected military means new battlefield glitches, too

By Richard Danzig

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

Journalist(s) Aliya Sternstein

The US Army is embarking on a potentially decade-long quest to prepare soldiers to operate in the Digital Age.

In a $52 million initiative to create what it's calling the Internet of Battlefield Things, the Army Research Lab plans to redesign everything the soldier wears – and uses – so that it connects to the military's vast digital communications networks.

That doesn't just mean coming up with night vision goggles and helmets with sensors and embedded communications. Instead, it means reimagining the battlefield with smart materials and connectivity in mind. 

Read the full article at the Christian Science Monitor.

  • Richard Danzig

    CNAS Board of Director, Senior Advisor, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory

    Richard Danzig is a Senior Advisor to the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, a consultant to the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), Chair of the ...