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Program Executive Office (PEO) Soldier was created by the Army with one primary purpose: to develop the best equipment and field it as quickly as possible so that our Soldiers remain second to none in missions that span the full spectrum of military operations.
This video depicts the 4th Battalion, 9th Infantry (4-9) Regiment’s deployment to Operation Iraqi Freedom with the Land Warrior (LW) system. The segment’s interviews detail the 4-9’s engagement of the enemy using LW, their improved target acquisition effectiveness using digital situational awareness, and how the positional reporting was essential to their success.
This segment also describes how LW’s integration of computers, lasers, and radios substantially improved Soldiers’ situational awareness and confidence in completing their mission objectives, regardless of day/night operation times. Having gained the trust of Soldiers from the 4-9, several initial skeptics of LW returned to Fort Lewis as the system’s staunchest advocates, promoting its’ capabilities including the sharing of enemy positions in near-real time. In the age of persistent conflict, Soldiers of the 4-9 know that a communications system like LW enables them to cover more ground with fewer troops and gives them the edge in asymmetric warfare environments.
By viewing the Soldier as part of an integrated system, PEO Soldier ensures that the Soldier and everything he or she wears or carries works together as an integrated system. The result is an overall systematic design that benefits Soldiers by enhancing their ability to accomplish individual and collective tasks, improving quality of life, building confidence, and saving lives. In this respect, PEO Soldier is at the vanguard of Army transformation.
Headquartered at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, PEO Soldier designs, develops, procures, fields, and sustains virtually everything the Soldier wears or carries. By employing innovative concepts and technologies, PEO Soldier has made great strides in quickly getting improved equipment into the hands of Soldiers when and where they need it.
Project Manager Soldier Warrior (PM SWAR) supports Soldiers through the acquisition of integrated Soldier systems. Current systems include LW, Ground Soldier, Mounted Soldier, and Air Warrior. Project Manager Soldier Warrior develops and integrates components into complete systems designed to increase combat effectiveness, decrease combat load, and improve mission flexibility.
Product Manager Air Warrior (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 of a downed aircraft over land or water.
Product Manager Ground Soldier (PM GS) provides unprecedented situational awareness and battle command through the current system, LW, and the future system, Ground Soldier Ensemble (GSE). Digital imagery and GPS locations provided by LW/GSE enable thorough mission planning, ramp-side convoy briefings, and on-the-fly changes during missions for high-value targets (HVTs). LW/GSE allows teams, squads, and platoons to pinpoint the location of improvised explosive devices (IEDs), cells, or HVTs with improved speed and precision. LW/GSE enhances dismounted Soldiers survivability by rapidly disseminating locations of suspected enemy IEDs and snipers. LW/GSE also helps prevent fratricide by providing locations of mounted forces and dismounted Soldiers.
Product Manager Mounted Soldier System (MSS) extends digital capabilities to vehicle crew members, including commanders, drivers, and gunners.
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