TRX tested our GPS-denied location service at the Army Expeditionary Warrior Experiments (AEWE) in January and February. The AEWE is the US Army TRADOC’s annual, live, force-on-force experiment where it puts technologies into the hands of Soldiers for early feedback from the end-user in operational scenarios.
The event brings together key organizations in the Army that allow companies to test integration into military systems. TRX was introduced to the Nett Warrior Future Initiatives team and, working with them, we developed and tested a plug-in to Nett Warrior. TRX was one of several new Nett Warrior applications. New Nett Warrior applications provided capabilities for GPS denied tracking, sending continuous near-real-time intel to the edge, language translation, sending biometric data over the network, and rapid injury reporting.
TRX's Nett Warrior integration is shown in the figure:
The US Infantry Soldiers in the ExFor, many of whom have done several tours in Afghanistan and Iraq, join the AEWE to test technology and mission constructs that will inform future Army concepts, organizations and requirements. TRX had the opportunity to spend a couple of days in training and testing with US and British Infantry soldiers before letting them take the technology out for several weeks of operational testing. The test and training process was a great opportunity to for us to get direct input on the TRX NEON system from soldiers. It allowed us to validate the design and also to get input on how they might use the system in operations.
The soldiers’ feedback on the NEON Tracking Unit was very positive. They liked the small size, light weight and flexibility on MOLLE vest attachment location. The integration with Nett Warrior made use seamless for the soldiers - it was turned on for GPS denied operations enabling tracking to continue even in locations where GPS was not available.
To learn more about our NEON location solutions here.