Army orders hand-held battle command system.

A prototype, hand-held battle command system has been ordered from…

A prototype, hand-held battle command system has been ordered from General Dynamics in Arizona for use by dismounted U.S. soldiers and U.S. Marines.

The prototype system, a GD300 body-worn computer, will give dismounted troops the ability to securely communicate, share information and collaborate while on the move.

General Dynamics C4 Systems said the contract for the system was awarded by the U.S. Army as part of its Joint Battle Command Platform and is worth $2.3 million.

“This win brings our vision of ‘every soldier connected to the network’ closer to reality,” said Kevin Merrigan, vice president of Battle Management Systems for General Dynamics C4 Systems. “With the capabilities of the rugged GD300, combined with mission command applications like TIGR, soldiers and Marines will have the information they need to accomplish their mission more effectively.”

Source: UPI

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